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OPEN OFFICE on Zoom

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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 every Tuesday & Thursday

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.

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Stand and Be Counted (SBC) Theatre announces Hidden Winter, an audio walk adventure for families. Hidden Winter follows 8-year-old Hiba, a mischievous cat, and a trail of winter clothes in a story celebrating the joys and difficulties of making friends in a new place. This brand new story walk adventure is designed to be experienced by audiences on mobile devices, whilst on walks in their local park, or at home, during national lockdown restrictions.

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.

Click the icon below for more details.

Training Course by Artswork

Project Management for the Arts & Cultural Sector

Whether you are developing a funding application or are at the point of initiating a funded project, this workshop will leave you fully equipped and inspired to deliver your own arts and cultural projects. Our expert trainer will support you to consider the different elements needed to deliver a successful project, including organisational structure, engagement models and ways of measuring impact. You will also be helped to identify the different policies and organisational practices that will need to be in place.

This course is split over 2 days:

Session 1 : Tuesday 9th February 1pm - 3.30pm
Session 2: Thursday 11th February 1pm - 3.30pm

Course Cost:
Full price: £85 per person
Bursary rate: £51

Click the arrow below to find out more and buy your ticket.

Challenge open to all Yorkshire Universities

Responsible Innovation Challenge

As part of the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival enter the Responsible Innovation Challenge for a chance to work in a team to pitch a creative idea for solving a social, economic, environmental challenge, which could add value to people’s lives and/or lead to a business or social enterprise.

Submissions need to be made by Friday 26 February and shortlisted entries will pitch their idea at an exciting event as part of the Festival on Thursday 18 March.
A panel of innovators will hear your pitch and draw out the idea through a question and answer session before an audience and expert vote decides the winning idea.

The innovation challenge is hosted by the University of Bradford as part of the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival and open to all Yorkshire Universities.
Click the icons for information on the challenge and how to enter. For any queries contact events@bradford.ac.uk

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!
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How to facilitate meaningful dialogue among creative practitioners

A free publication

Artists should be trusted to Make Things Happen, rather than made dependent on layers of admin and the patronage of various institutions. Too often at the sacrifice of their own respite, artists are forced to jump from project to project, with little time to attend to their wellbeing and practice.
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.

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!

Masq for Masq

A monologue about toxic masculinity

Masc for Masc

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).

LGBTQ+ History Month

2021 Programme

In the space of three weeks people all across Bradford District have played a big part in creating a truly exciting, thought provoking and vast programme of events for the month. A massive 283 in total! In just 3 weeks…wow!

Please do spread the word and encourage as many people as possible to participate. We know life is challenging under the current Covid restrictions especially for many members of the LGBTQ+ Community so we want this programme to educate, entertain, inspire and give hope.

LGBT+ History Month at the University of Bradford

Take a look at the programme

LGBT+ History Month is an annual month-long observance of past struggles and achievements of LGBTQIA+ people and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

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.

Online Women's Comedy events

Reserve your tickets here

The Women’s Comedy Workshop is currently underway, and – due to covid-19/the apocalypse – it is taking place online.
Natalie, Sophie and Isma are taking a group of women through a basic introduction to stand-up comedy, and there will be an online performance on Saturday 27 February.

Come have some laughs and support women in comedy. To reserve your tickets, click the icon below.

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.

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a 12-month paid scheme with positions available as a Trainee Researcher, Trainee Script Editor and Trainee Editorial Assistant.

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

University of Bradford launches

Winter Hardship Fund for students

The Winter Appeal is for students experiencing difficulties as a result of Coronavirus.The intention is to ask the university's alumni, staff and Bradford locals to support the appeal by making one off donations.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Join Leeds Playhouse

a year-long opportunity for a Resident Designer

Supported by the brilliant Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme, we have created a year-long opportunity for a Resident Designer to join Leeds Playhouse in partnership with tutti frutti.

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.

Read more about the opportunity by clicking the icons below.

A development programme for ethnically diverse women

by Bradford Producing Hub

A 6-month arts administration and management training programme of masterclasses, mentoring and work experience for 15 Bradford-based women from ethnically diverse backgrounds who want to work in the creative industries.
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!

Click the arrow below to find out more.

Smart Cities in Times of Pandemics

Online seminar, February 19th, 3pm to 7pm CET

Discover how new technologies are used to make our cities and the world a better place. Meet the world’s leading experts in smart cities and artificial intelligence and see how exciting the future can be.

Free to register. To find out more about the online seminar, click the icon below.