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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!

Bradford Producing Hub

free online course

Shareefa Energy is a spoken word poet, writer, mentor, workshop facilitator and author of Galaxy Walk. Her poetry is raw, honest and consistent against injustice. Witnessing her performing has been described as an almost religious experience. She was awarded with the UK Entertainment Best Poet 2017 Award and a nominee for the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre 2019 award by the Arts Council. She released her spoken word neo-soul jazz EP ‘Reasoning with Self’ in 2015.

There are a total of 10 open mic slots available for anyone to read poetry.

If you would like to register for the upcoming session with Shareefa Energy on 25 November please click the arrow below.

Bradford Producing Hub

free online course

Extracurricular – Fearless Finance will help you get your head around budgets, company structures and how to be creative with numbers. Let’s face it, who has a budget to outsource financial advice? Not many of us.
Tracy and Jez will be discussing budgets and how to be creative with numbers. The difference between independent, freelance, employed, self-employed, limited company and charity status in the performing arts sector. Have you ever wondered what are the benefits of having NPO status? Tracy and Jez can certainly help to answer that as well as, the viability of starting a theatre company in this day and age.

Clic the arrow below to register for the event.

Wrongsemble presents...

An online theatrical adventure for the whole family

Welcome to the Ministry of Make Believe…

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.

Here I Am

A short film by Dance United Yorkshire and Whalebone Films set in Bradford

Created and produced by DUY and Whalebone Films, this powerful piece of work, captures the voices and moving images of the Bradford Women's Dance Company - a performance company for women across the city with mental health needs or experience of domestic abuse.
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.

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

Next Event

Smart Cleaning: A weapon in the war against antibiotic- resistant superdrugs

SMART CLEANING: A WEAPON IN THE WAR AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SUPERBUGS
November 19th, 18:30

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.

Freedom Studios

looking for new members aged 16-19

FSYT Drop-In Sessions!

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

Film:Making

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.

Welcome To Goma Online

Watch the film here

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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