Covid-19 Events & Opportunities
“This is where we're collating creative events and opportunities for you to check out during this lockdown; we hope you'll find something you're excited by. If you want to add a link to anything arts related just email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo, name, subtitle and up to 150 words of text. We look forward to hearing from you, and adding to this portal.
Scroll down the page for series of quick live links that will be updated daily.”Theatre in the MillRich, Jyothi, Hélène and Ivan
The team will be meeting up in our virtual office every weekday 10-11 am.
Click on the arrow below to drop in and say hi, we'd like to know how you are getting on.
The online club takes place every Thursday, 7 - 9 pm on Zoom.
Click the arrow below to join the session.
We know that lip service and empty rhetoric is never enough; the need for action is clear.
We ask you to take a moment to read our statement and the resources we've put together on racism, anti-blackness and your role in it.
Click the arrow bellow for Theatre in the Mill's full statement and additional resources.
Awake at night, we wonder whether the stories our minds tell us about what is going on around us are true, and whether together we can imagine positive, engaging and creative stories about what the future holds for us, our families and our friends.
Devised by Irregular Arts with support from Bradford Council’s RESPONSE funding during the 2020 Covid crisis, Bradford-based artists Jenny Wilson and Carolyn Mendelsohn share a live (and then re-watchable) late night exchange.
It’s a conversation, some laughter, some stories, and some creative impetus (perhaps sharing a recipe, a writing exercise, a game, or some imagery) that we hope might inspire ‘self care’ rather than feed late night anxieties.
We’re really proud of this project. We've worked with Khaled and Mohammad over the last two years as part of our Use Your Voice programme. We hope it will make more people aware of the specifics in the asylum experience. We hope it will generate empathy and help people see what they could do day-to-day to make people feel welcome.
You can watch it by clicking the arrow below until midnight on Saturday 24 October.
As with all of our work, we love talking to audiences about the process of co-creation - join us on Saturday 24 October at 7pm for a natter, click the speech bubble icon.
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Co-Artistic Director 5Pound5 Theatre, Scott Le Crass said:
“I've always seen and have been annoyed by profiles on apps stating 'like my men like men' or 'straight acting only'- the way I felt about these types of statuses was heightened during the 1st lockdown and I therefore wanted to develop a piece responding to that. So I texted Leon and here we are. The very nature of the phrase 'masc for masc' is shrouded in shame and toxicity. Yes you can have your preference, but the way it’s framed can make those who aren't 'masc' feel lesser.”
Masc for Masc is a short monologue written by Leon Fleming, conceived and directed by Scott Le Crass (Rose, with Maureen Lipman.)
For this project 5Pound5 Theatre have worked with actor Rob Madge (Les Miserables, Oliver!) who performs the piece, and queer artist Lewis Lepton who has provided the music.
The making of this video has not been funded and the creative team on this haven’t received any payment, so although the video is absolutely free to view, we are asking people to donate if they would like to. The majority of the donations will be shared among our creative team on this project, with 20% of all donations going to Stonewall (after fees, and up to 1 August 2021). Donations should be made to 5Pound5 Theatre through the Ko-Fi platform (link provided below).
For more information about Cast and the role and to apply, click the arrow below.
But recently, strange things have been happening here at the Ministry. From nose-less snowmen, to exploding baubles, and a forest of bald Christmas trees – things are not quite right… It’s almost like someone (or something) is trying to sabotage Christmas!
Together with our Top Agent – a kind, clever, clumsy elf – you’ll need to help to solve the mystery and save the day! The Ministry of Make Believe needs you!
This ticket will give your whole family access to all 7 episodes of the online digital adventure throughout December. This is accompanied by a interactive Fact File filled with 13 artefacts sent directly to your home.
For more information and to buy your family ticket, click the arrow below.
During COVID - 19 lockdown, the women were unable to come together for their weekly dance sessions but were, instead, given the opportunity to make a dance film. All members of the company took part.
The result is a beautiful portrayal of the transformative power of dance and a reflection on what the company means to these women. we are very grateful to our funders who generously supported the special initiative.
Watch the film on YouTube.
November 19th, 18:30
Watch the video premieres and Q&As on YouTube on the following dates:
Part 1: Light - Saturday 4 July, 4pm
Part 2: Sound - Saturday 1 August, 4pm
To sign up and to find out more, click the arrow below.
Slinging dough around, making sweet treats for the kids, friends and neighbours! Ben would love to hear all about it.
Ben is a professional baker and artist working in Bradford gathering recipes of lovely baked things made during lockdown from Bradford residents to compile into one big online community recipe book.
If you have made some bread, some kahk cookies, a couple of good old cupcakes he wants to hear from you. I will need the recipe and method of your favourite lockdown bake and optionally a picture of the final product and a line or two about why you decided to bake during lockdown.
If you fancy taking part please send over the above info and pictures to email@example.com .
All participants will be invited to a free live online baking tutorial hosted by Ben!
You can also share your recipes on the project's Facebook page, have a peek below.
We know that online workshops will never replace what we can achieve when physically together, but we won’t let the current situation stop us making and creating together! We are still running drop in sessions and we are open to new members, anyone aged between 11-19 years old can join us at any time.
All are welcome to these drop-in, relaxed, online workshops! Stay connected in an informal creative way – practise different skills each week, catch up and have a laugh! We will continue to support positive mental health practises, through creativity and connection.
Drop In Sessions on the Following Saturday’s 11am (via Zoom) – 7th Nov, 21st Nov, 5th Dec, 12th Dec & then 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2021
For those looking to get their teeth stuck into a significant, creative project, Youth Theatre members will be making two short films this term. Workshops will be delivered through a combination of Zoom and in-person at Kala Sangam.
Youth Theatre will be collaborating with actor, film director and online content creator Tanya Vital. Youth Theatre members will be able to have a go at everything from writing to performing and will be guided through the production process from fundraising and pitching to screening and dissemination.
Sessions for Film: Making will take place every Thursday 5pm, until early February.
Freedom Studios Youth Theatre is FREE but you must reserve a place.
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This is so that students can leave the University with the best chance of keeping you and those you love safe.
We are encouraging all students without symptoms to book appointments to be tested before travelling. You should book for two tests three days apart before leaving the University.The testing is taking place in the Sports Hall at Unique Fitness and Lifestyle at the edge of campus on Great Horton Road. Parking is available on campus in all existing car parks except Shearbridge car park, and this includes accessible parking areas.
The process is quick and simple. The tests are easy to self-administer, and results will be sent by SMS or email via the NHS track and trace system, usually in a matter of hours.
Fran started this initiative by focusing on four key mindsets (find these on her website) for looking after your wellbeing, this has now developed into its own platform where experts from various industries share wellbeing tips and advice for those working from home.
So far, Hélène has chatted to a Senior Lecturer of Sociology about his book ``Race, Taste, Class and Cars``, a Student Engagement Manager about his hiking adventures and love for Bob Dylan's music, an Optometry Lecturer about working on TV filming sets and the importance of asking yourself ``What do you want?`` and a Peer Support Advisor about her passion for student led mentorship and how it changes lives.
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