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Theatre in the Mill's

OPEN OFFICE on Zoom

Hi!
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.

Write Club

on Zoom

For all writers, a regular online writing group hosted by Theatre in the Mill. A chance to set aside time for dedicated writing and then share updates, tips and catch up with the group.

The online club takes place every Thursday, 7 - 9 pm on Zoom.

Click the arrow below to join the session.

Theatre in the Mill's

statement & resources

Black Lives Matter.
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.

Night Sweats

Late Night Broadcast on Facebook Live

Each broadcast lasts around 15 minutes, with time for online questions afterwards. We go live on the page usually on Thursdays at 11pm on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nightsweatsUK/

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.

Have your passport ready

Short-film-meets-videogame

Have Your Passport Ready is a virtual experience that puts the audience directly in the world of the UK's hostile environment. This short film-meets-video game, commissioned by Knaïve Theatre is led by brothers Khaled and Mohammad Aljawad from Syria, now based in Sheffield. Have Your Passport Ready explores an unknown city without an interpreter as audiences become players collecting evidence to prove their right to remain in the UK.

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.

Univesrity of Bradford students

share their creative projects during lockdown

University of Bradford students share their creative expression during lockdown for a chance to win £40 arts prizes and be featured on the official page.
Click below to browse through the art!

Stand Up and Be Counted

The UK's first Theatre Company of Sanctuary

SBC Theatre is a group of creative professionals and artists committed to making work with, about and for those seeking sanctuary in the UK and internationally.
Check out their inspiring initiatives and events!

Locally Sourced

A podcast series with Nina and Sarah

Both Nina & Sarah live in Bradford and both have a mild obsession with local news, especially bizarre local news stories!
Click the link below to give their podcast a listen.

Digital Programme

Online shows throughout the Summer!

Bradford Fringe Festival 2020 is taking place digitally this summer in your very own homes!
Catch Edinburgh Fringe Preview Shows, Theatre Shows, workshops, panel discussions and a whole host more streamed via a variety of platforms.

Insta: @BradfordFringe
Twitter: @BradfordFringe
Facebook: Bradford Fringe Festival

For the full online programme, click the arrow below!

QUEER DOWN

Instagram Live chat

The interactive live chat with @brixtonbubblesgigs is on Instagram Live every Friday. The super bubbly artist kafayat hosts the chat alongside a new guest every week. You can expect honest, provocative and hilarious conversation.

Bradford Science Festival

Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2020

The Science Festival will take place at the Media & Science Museum in Bradford City Centre.
Click the arrow below to take a look at their website.

Theatre in the Mill introduces

The 8 successful applicants!

Tech Play Learn. A well-received initiative aimed at supporting and encouraging artists to dedicate this challenging time to developing new technical skills that will enhance their creative practise. Theatre in the Mill have awarded eight carefully selected artists with £1000 grants (each) and an additional £500 budget per successful applicant to be spent on specialised equipment as well as continued support from the theatre. The successful applicants can be found

For T' Culture

Arts & Culture in West Yorkshire

For T' Culture is a digital arts channel discussing & highlighting BAME arts & culture in the West Yorkshire, Visit their facebook site

Inner Horizon

Step inside the bubble with Bradford artist Cat Scott

A 2-part video series aimed at girls and young women aged 13-30 in the Bradford district, which enables you to step into my studio and creative mind, as I develop the sound and light for my latest bubble artwork.

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.

Bradford community baking recipe book

Call out for participants

Have you been baking during lockdown?

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 benjaminmills602@gmail.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.

Homeskool Beatbox Adventures

with Shlomo & special guests

Record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo is launching a huge project to help kids and raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Bradford Fringe Festival is proud to be a virtual venue for Homeskool Beatbox Adventures, a weekly
live streamed interactive show empowering kids and their families to find their true voices and create their own music.
For 30 minutes every Thursday presented by Shlomo and a series of awesome guests!

Welcome To Goma Online

The Open Wheel, Goma Cyling Club, Stroud Film Festival and TiM

On Friday May 1st we launched Welcome to Goma VR online with a live showing of the documentary followed by a Q&A with members of the club. You can watch both the documentary and the 360 film. There are also some new films updating the club, the riders and how they are responding to Covid-19

Click the icon to visit the page!

Night of the Living Dead

performance showings online

“With the end of our own Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix tour cancelled and so, so many events and performances now postponed we thought we’d make some of our past shows available for people to watch online. We’re in a lucky position to have some fantastic recordings of past work, mostly filmed by our friends Shot by Sodium. It’s obviously no substitute for the real thing but in these isolated days, and until we can get together in a room again, we hope these videos will provide joy, thinking and entertainment in equal measure.”

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★The Times

A selection of FREE cultural & community activities

Alphabetti Theatre have curated a selection of FREE cultural & community activities / tasks for you to do whilst Alphabetti is closed.
For more information and to see the full list of activities, click on the arrow below.

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Homeworking & Wellbeing

A platform where experts from various industries share wellbeing tips and advice for those working from home

A platform to support people who are now working from home.
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.

This is Us: University of Bradford

Get to know the people at the heart of the bustling campus

The idea is to informally interview individuals from across the University of Bradford to create an explorative blog series that helps readers in getting to know the people at the heart of this dynamic campus community.
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.

Read the blogs by clicking the icon below.

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