A project recording British Alternative Theatre, 1968 -88, through interviews and the collecting of archive material.
Companies involved were among some of the first Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s, disabled, political, experimental, TIE and community-based theatre groups seen in Britain. Work ranged from experiments in physical and visual theatre or performance art, to vernacular drama, agit-prop and satire, championing a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day theatre..
From 1953 to1998 when it closed its film department, Arts Council England commissioned or participated in the production of 450 documentary films, which recorded all aspects of art. The films cover all the art forms and explore race, gender and post-colonialism, among them: 'Hidden Heritage: Black American Painting', `Frantz Fanon –Black Skin, White Mask', a film about the Gujurati painter Bhupen Khakhar, the films of the Black Arts Video Project, the first all black dance company in London (1946), African, Irish, Indian and West Indian musicians in the UK, British architecture in India. Along with profiles on Frida Kahlo, Lynton Kwesi Johnson and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Theatre Voice is the leading site for audio content about British theatre. Listen to Steven Luckie’s interviews from 2004 to 2010 with: Oladipo Agboluaje, , Oscar Watson, Tyrone Huggins, Karena Johnson, Nike Jonah, John Kani, Michael Buffong, Michael Bhim . Go to the search box and put in: Black Voices
Type: Critical Debate
Theatre Voice is the leading site for audio content about British theatre. Listen to Suman Bhuchar’s interviews from 2006 to 2010 with: Alia Bano, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Paul Bhattacharjee, Anupama Chandrasekhar, Kristine Landon-Smith, Jatinder Verma. Go to the search box and put in: Suman Bhuchar.
Type: Critical Debate
Asians In Media is an online media and current affairs magazine.
The Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP) is a Government funded investment in excellence in leadership across the creative and cultural industries. By supporting an ambitious range of activities and opportunities, the programme aims to nurture and develop world class, dynamic and diverse leaders for the 21st Century.
'Alternatives Within the Mainstream: British Black and Asian Theatres' is the first comprehensive collection of critical essays on the subject. "One of the best features of Dimple Godiwala's anthology...is that it can serve as a sourcebook for those interested in black and Asian theatre in Britain. The collection ranges from descriptive and informative articles to analyses of the radically inflected reception of plays and playwrights in contemporary Britain. Godiwala's anthology attempts to balance histories of theatre companies with critical accounts of specific productions or the oeuvre of a playwright." Kanika Batra- Wasafiri # 54.
Free pdf download of the first 30 pages at the website
Type: Critical Debate
Mainstream Partnership aims to maximize opportunities for the Black and Minority Ethnic Arts sector in the East Midlands by working with BME sector arts and Stakeholder arts partners, offering access to professional advice, information and training enabling BME arts to have the best opportunities for income generation and professional development. From October 2009 Mainstream Partnership are providing coordination and administrative services for STEM – Sustained Theatre East Midlands – Supporting and promoting culturally diverse Theatre & Practitioners in the region.
Type: General Region: East Midlands
The Dictionary of National Biography (a subscription based service) extends coverage of men and women who died in the recent past, adding biographies of 213 individuals who shaped British life and died during 2006.
John La Rose - A new article added by Professor Gus John on the political activist, trade unionist, publisher, poet and co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement John Anthony La Rose (1927-2006) Read about his life and achievements for free at; http://bit.ly/6cNGfS.
Type: Archiving Region: International
The Live Art Development Agency and the British Library are pleased to announce the launch of the Live Art Collection as part of the UK Web Archive. The Live Art Collection was initiated in late 2008 and is maintained by the British Library in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency, London. The Live Art Collection is part of the UK Web Archive which is a corpus of websites selected by leading UK institutions for their historical, social and cultural significance in the UK, for the benefit of researchers. The archive is free to view and has already collected over 4,000 selected websites since it was set up in mid-2005. This initiative is a partnership between the Live Art Development Agency and the British Library. www.bl.uk
The LIFT Living Archive has been developed as a resource for anyone interested in the development of recent international theatre and performance. The Archive is a collection of photographs, prints, documents, objects, audio and video recordings which opens up LIFT's rich history of bringing international performance to London. If you have any questions or comments about the LIFT Living Archive project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The LIFT Living Archive is held in Special Collections at the Library, Goldsmiths, University of London. A full online catalogue of the archive is available at www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/archive . Call 020 7717 2295 or email email@example.com to make an appointment to view materials from the archive.
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Shape's News section with information about what's happening in the worlds of Mainstream Arts, Deaf Arts and Disability Arts.
An independent fortnightly e-newsletter which will help you navigate the jungle of international information by highlighting key news and information from over 100 international sources who represent or support the world’s artists, performers, writers, curators, directors, technicians, educators, managers and researchers.
The NSA is a national network of 20 Founder Further Education Colleges working in partnership with over 200 theatre and live music employers.
The NSA works across the nine regions of England to:
Most activity happens at local level with employers working with Founder Colleges to adapt and improve the existing curriculum and develop new opportunities.
The Theatres Trust is the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres, protecting theatres for everyone. We operate nationally in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland promoting the value of theatre buildings and championing their future.
The Theatres Trust is the government’s adviser on theatres, provides a range of advisory services, is a statutory consultee on planning applications, and develops the debate on what makes a good theatre.
Performing Arts Showcase
Manchester UK 13-16 September 2011