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Theatre in place of war: podcast episode with James Thomspon

For Culture of Possibility #40, Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso interview James Thompson, Professor of Applied and Social Theatre at the University of Manchester, who facilitated a lecture series as part of ICAF 2023. James Thompson was the founder In Place of War, a project researching and developing arts programs in war zones and has…

Excavate

Excavate have been working with communities across the East Midlands and beyond to create largely performance based work that explores questions of place, culture and heritage. Throughout that time they have worked with thousands of people in many different locations to create often very ambitious work with large casts of local people. Over the last…

Adrian Jackson MBE

Adrian Jackson, MBE is an English theatre director, playwright, teacher and trainer. He was the founding director and executive director of the theatrical company Cardboard Citizens, founded in 1991, in which the majority of the members were homeless, refugees or asylum seekers, participating in the cycle of Nosaltres organised by the Teatre Lliure.   In addition…

Parrabbola

Parrabbola tells stories and makes plays. From tiny rural communities to major international festivals, they work with people within their own localities using creativity to help them engage with, learn about and celebrate the places where they live. It is both reflective and celebratory. Parrabbola have made work about miners in Yorkshire and female pirates…

ICAF BOOK TIP: CARE AESTHETICS by JAMES THOMPSON 

We are continuing our ICAF Tip series, this time with a reading recommendation; James Thompson’s “Care Aesthetics. For Artful Care and Careful Art”, published this year by Routledge.  “What if the work of a nurse, physio, or homecare worker was designated an art, so that the qualities of the experiences they create became understood as aesthetic qualities? What…

Tim Prentki

Professor Tim Prentki (Winchester, UK) is well known as an applied performance and cofounder of the theatre and development programme at Winchester University, subjects about which he has published many books. He approaches applied art from multiple perspectives (politics, education) with a strong foundation in the humanities. He is well aware that over the past few…

Junction Arts

Junction Arts vision is to create a better future for everyone through the arts. Established in 1976 we have been at the forefront of rural participatory arts activity for over 40 yrs. We believe passionately in the positive impact the arts can have on people and places. We co-create projects and events with local people,…

Tim Prentki

Professor Tim Prentki is well known as a professor of applied performance and as the cofounder of the theatre and development programme at Winchester University, about which he has published many books. He approaches applied art from multiple perspectives (politics and education being just two) with a strong foundation in the humanities. He is well…

Tamara McLorg

Tamara McLorg has led community dance projects across the world for over 30 years. She has taught extensively within schools, Further Education institutions, community settings and Dance Festivals. She has taught children, youth, adults, people with learning challenges, people with physical disabilities, and the elderly. She was awarded The Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award…

Charnwood Arts

Charnwood Arts has been around since 1976, and with different focus due to the landscape they, and we, now find ourselves in, Charnwood Arts wants to embrace community, and provide access to relevant and meaningful art and provide opportunities to enable people of all ages with an interest, a range of skills and abilities, experience…