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Calais: Warehouse, Open Space principals & the right veg

In Features, Opinion by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

I have just spent three days in and around the Jungle in Calais, and there are two preceding blogs circulating which look at the work of the Refugee Community Kitchen and Jungle Books. These are just two parts of an intricate, fully functional, completely unexpected operation or organised chaos to bring the maximum level of life and hope to the 7000 people living in political and governmental limbo in Calais.

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Plate spinning: What’s the point of the Grady?

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One thing which came through my discussion with the academic Tom Schuller, and various surgeries I was conducting yesterday, was the need for us all to find the best way to be taken seriously for the person we are, in the setting we find ourselves. As I continue to multiple plate-spin my portfolio career, I realise that my friends and contacts are often aware of one part of my work, but not another.

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Devoted & Disgruntled 11: ‘Does Anybody Talk About Circus?’

In Circus, Features, Festivals, Interviews, Opinion, Regional theatre by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Every year, theatre company Improbable hold a national Open Space event called Devoted & Disgruntled for those working in the UK theatre sector. The worlds of circus and theatre are overlapping more and more these day, so I decided to head along and see how the land lies for people walking on and working round those edges.

Devoted & Disgruntled 11: ‘Does Anybody Talk About Circus?’

In Circus, Features, Festivals, Interviews, Opinion, Regional theatre by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Every year, theatre company Improbable hold a national Open Space event called Devoted & Disgruntled for those working in the UK theatre sector. The worlds of circus and theatre are overlapping more and more these day, so I decided to head along and see how the land lies for people walking on and working round those edges.

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How can we work together for the future of circus arts?

In Circus, Features, Festivals, Opinion, Regional theatre by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

The second week of Bristol’s Circus City Festival has been characterised by lots of opportunities to get together and talk over pressing issues in the sector in a facilitated manner. The ‘biggie’ is the Open Space forum, presented by Circus Futures and run by Devoted&Disgruntled, who have been rallying the UK theatre community in this manner since 2005.

Whatever Happens… be prepared to be surprised (in Korea)

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I rather love my life at the moment because all sorts of unexpected stuff is happening, and I seem to be open enough to relish it. I’ve had two taxi drivers this week – one in KL who drove beautifully safely because he had his 6yr old son in the front with him. [I have […]