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 email@example.com 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.
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The online club takes place every Thursday, 7 - 9 pm on Zoom.
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Hidden Winter has been co-created with young asylum-seeker children and families in Bradford and will be available for free in English and Arabic from Friday 19 February.
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Once you’ve made your design, please share on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #ManifestBradford.
You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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These are just some of the topics discussed in FIELD Notes, the publication created from Two Destination Language’s digital residency which invited 23 creative practitioners to share their thinking about where we are now and some of the paths forward for creative practitioners.
Since then, the renowned artistic duo has been reflecting on the process of facilitating FIELD as an online residency, and collated years of experience in virtual residencies, meetings and other online events into a document titled “Ploughing your Field”. We are delighted to share this Theatre in the Mill commissioned piece with you.
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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).
In the UK it takes place every February and was originally created by Schools Out UK. Its aim is to promote and advance equality, diversity and inclusion.
Click the icon below to take a look at the University of Bradford’s LGBT+ History Month Programme.
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
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They are hoping to attract applications from those who identify as BAME, disabled or coming from a lower socio-economic background. They are also hoping to attract candidates from other under-represented backgrounds such as those who are care-experienced.
Apply by 19th Feb
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.
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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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.
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This opportunity is for someone locally rooted to Yorkshire and in the early stages of their career who has faced socio-economic hardship and/or identifies as being working class or benefit class. We welcome applicants who may have taken non-traditional routes into design such as designing for art, architecture, Carnival etc.
This role is part of a wider ambition to continue expanding our artist development offer to include design and backstage roles, and to work towards making these roles within theatre more representative of the world in which we live.
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There is a big disparity in the people of Bradford and the artistic output, cultural leadership, existing skills set and arts engagement. And in the current pandemic induced environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult for emerging and established practitioners to maintain a sustainable career. Bradford Producing Hub want to change that!
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Free to register. To find out more about the online seminar, click the icon below.