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Dolphin Dance Studio

UK
42 Devon Street, Liverpool L3 8HA

Contact: For all information of prices and availablities please email Zak on dolphindancestudio@gmail.com or call 0151 207 4896

Available throughout the week - contact us for availability


We rent out our studios for various classes/events and groups throughout the week.
We are based just outside Liverpool city centre L3 8HA and have 3 studios available to hire out all with sprung floors and mirrors. We also have kitchen facilities for use and receptionist on the door at all time to assist with anything.


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Posted 28/03/2017

 

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S.P.A.C.E


by Bev Clark

Ever feel you need to de-clutter? Crazy and Sanity are two women on a mission.
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Turner & Thom

Turner & Thom
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The Old Stables, Sandydown nr Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6BY

 

Contact: Hannah Taylor
01264 811076
hannah@turnerandthom.co.uk

Open Air Theatre Space Available



We are a company called Turner & Thom, based in Sandydown between Winchester and Stockbridge. We consist of a Lifestyle boutique where we sell Homewares, Glasswares, Toys, Clothes and much more. We are also home of Margaret Turner Fine Jewellery, a goldsmith who has built her company over the last 40 years. At the studio we also boast a Yoga studio where we host classes and workshops and a large woodland area where we will be hosting outdoor cinema events as well as other outdoor workshops. We are also in the process of opening our Kitchen Cafe where we will be offering Teas, Coffees and Food of the highest quality.

Our Woodland space is an excellent venue for performing arts, we have had performances of Shakespeare’s Midsummers Night Dream performed by The Pantaloons and it was very well received here by the community. We have ample parking and can offer more hands to help with events if required. I have attached a photo of the woodland but we would be very happy for you to come and view the venue and get a real feel for it.

Turner & Thom



Posted 06/03/2017

 

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Nonsuch

Nonsuch
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UK
Nottingham

Company Auditions



Contact: Register for an audition place: olivia@wearenonsuch.com, 0115 837 1950


13-15 year olds – Wednesday 5th April 2017 (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)
16-19 year olds – Thursday 6th April 2017 (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)


***Audition Opportunity***
Audition to join Nonsuch Young Company this Spring. Work with internationally trained practitioners to make amazing, original performance and prepare for the industry.
Auditionees will be asked to:
Take part in a group practical workshop
Prepare and share one, two-minute monologue from any time period (does not need to be gender specific)
Based at Nonsuch Studios, Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD.
To find out more: wearenonsuch.com/portfolio/nonsuch-young-company

Posted 23/03/2017

 

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Be an Extra in a Major Feature Film directed by Mike Newell – Devon Open Casting


Uni-versalEXTRAS

I work for a film extras agency based at Pinewood Film Studios called Uni-versalEXTRAS. We are holding an Open Casting for a major new feature film directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Four Weddings and a Funeral).
Uni-versalEXTRAS :: Film & TV Extras Casting Agency
Our company website is www.universalextras.co.uk
The film, from the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is based on the bestselling novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Want to get paid as an extra in the production? Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding an Open Casting in Devon, Bideford. Please find all of the details below (and the poster attached) and please feel free to share this information with any family and friends who might also be interested.

The open casting is open to everyone with easy access to Devon, particularly North Devon so anyone interested can come and visit us on April the 1st.

Open Casting in Bideford, Devon on Saturday 1st April 2017

Location: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EY

Timings: Arrive at any time between 9am-5pm

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We are looking for men and woman of all ages over 16 years old.
You must be entitled to work in the UK.
No experience necessary.

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Q. Who are Uni-versalEXTRAS?
A. Uni-versalEXTRAS is a film and TV extras agency that supplies extras across the UK and Ireland for films such as Beauty and the Beast, Danish Girl, Guardians of the Galaxy, & Les Misérables. For more information about us, please go to www.universalextras.co.uk.
Q. What happens at an Open Casting?
A. Uni-versalEXTRAS will take your photos so that we can cast you in suitable roles for Film & TV. All you need to do is bring yourself!
Q. Should I attend if I am already a activated member of Uni-versalEXTRAS?
A. No, if you are already a member you are already being considered for this production.

We look forward to seeing you at the Casting – remember to tell your family and friends!
By replying to this email you are confirming that you agree to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms and Conditions which are stated on our website: www.universalextras.co.uk

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The South Devon Players


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Brixham theatre & film team, of local people, win national arts award

The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company are excited to announce that on the evening of March 19th, 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Sage conference centre in Newcastle, they were presented with the Epic Award for England. Laura Jay, one of the founders, and Michael Mirsadeghi, who is the head of editing, and cameraman of the Players current 6th Century Arthurian feature film Mordred, travelled to Newcastle to collect the award on behalf of the team, but as Laura feels it important to point out, this has been earned by efforts and collaborations of the entire team, not by any one person.

There is growing recognition in the media and in public policy of the importance of everyday participation in creativity. The Epic Awards shines a spotlight on the incredible achievements of these groups each year.
Winning groups are those that demonstrate the four Epic qualities – Engagement, Partnership, Innovation and Creativity.

Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture in the UK stated ""The fantastic work of the South Devon Players shows what can be achieved by the ingenuity and determination of arts groups."

This is wonderful recognition for a group which was founded by local Brixham performers, 11 years ago, on the proceeds of a carboot sale, and has grown into a vibrant theatre & film team, who perform newly researched historical shows around Devon, and whose film work is gaining recognition and awards abroad.
In addition the Players work hard to promote the skills of local creatives, with workshops and training, networking events, and involvement with other local organisations.

The award will stand next to the Torbay “Creativity In The Community” trophy won in 2010.

The group are currently in rehearsals for their summer stage show, a steampunk theatre production telling the story of the mysterious Victorian killer known as “Jack The Ripper” and also busy fund-raising for the final few days of filming their 6th Century Arthurian feature film, Mordred, the trailer for which is already selected for screening at international film festivals, in Hollywood, New York, Barcelona, as well as at Torbays very own English Riviera film festival. The crowdfund – as well as more information about the film, is at igg.me/at/Mordred2017b/x/12578926 all assistance in promoting the crowdfund and the project is much appreciated.



Posted on 22/03/2017

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Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School

Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School
www.bcs.hants.sch.uk



UK
Hampshire

Contact: Rachael.dennett@bcs.hants.sch.uk

Wanted - Hire/Sale

10-20th July 2017

Production: Grease
We are looking for ‘Grease’ costumes and props to hire or buy for our summer production. T-Bird Jackets/Black jackets – Pink Ladies Jackets/Pink Jackets, clothes/dresses to suit the era would be fantastic!


Posted 21/03/2017

 

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Hughes Productions
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UK
West Midlands/South Staffs

Contact: dave@hughesproductions.co.uk

 

FREE TO A GOOD HOME


March 2017

Set Flats

We have a large quantity of used Set Flats that are 4ft wide and in various heights ranging from 8/9/10ft. They are professionally made from fire certificated timber. Each Flat is made from planed 2x1 and backed with 3mm Plywood.
They have been used on many shows and events and are in great condition. We are giving them away FREE TO A GOOD HOME!! Within a 20 mile radius of Wolverhampton I will also deliver them FREE!! My mobile no. 07973 263 887 and please leave a message as I’m quite busy doing show rehearsals at the moment.



Posted 23/03/2017

 

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VG Plays

VG Plays
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VG Plays www.vgplays.co.uk for scripts for am dram and youth groups all tried, tested and staged worldwide

Most famously: ’The Magdalen Whitewash’.

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Children's Drama Workshop

The Kitchener-Waterloo Children's Drama Workshop
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262 King St. N., (Second Floor), Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Y9

 

The Kitchener-Waterloo Children's Drama Workshop, a registered charity, offers classes, camps & full stage productions for children ages 3-17
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Charnwood Arts

UK
Loughborough’s Queen’s Park, Leicestershire

Contact: If you require further information please do contact us: info@charnwood-arts.org.uk

PICNIC IN THE PARK - AN INVITATION TO TAKE PART



Saturday 10th June, 2017

The 37th Charnwood Arts Picnic in Park

As an arts group, we’d like to invite to promote your work through an activity and/or workshops, or book a stall space to exhibit and share what you do with the people of Loughborough. This year, we would like to dedicate an area in the park to the visual and we’d love to know if you would like to contribute to that in some capacity. We hope that you might use this as an opportunity to promote your group and engage more people in the arts and crafts.

Local performers are also welcome to apply to be part of the entertainment. We need buskers, jugglers, walk about entertainers, brass bands, Morris dancers, steel bands, acoustic groups, choirs and storytellers.

Details are as follows. If you require further information please do contact us:

• Standard space allocated for each stall is 8ft frontage but this can be expanded - just let us know
• You will need to bring your own stall / table / small tent / matting / chairs
• Set-up can begin from 9am and must be finished by 11am
• Stalls are offered free of charge but any donations on the day would be appreciated
• We are sorry to say that there will be no electricity supplied on the day
• You are allowed on to the park to offload (weather permitting) but then all vehicles will have to be removed.
• Parking is available locally in the Bee Hive Car Park.

If you are interesting in participating in this event, please could you return the attached application form as soon as possible.

Many thanks
Terry Allen
Administrator
Charnwood Arts
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Download Picnic Stalls Information here

Posted 18/03/2017

 

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KYDS


UK
Tiptree, Essex


Dates Required: March 2017

 

Production: Joseph


We are currently looking for a Musical Director. Fee negotiable.
Please email a CV to alex@kyds.org.uk if you are interested.


Joseph



Posted 05/03/2017

 

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Junior AMDRAM Club

Junior AMDRAM Club

UK
Southam, Gloucestershire

Production: Summer Revue


Contact: Gerry Jones 07823 883203 or gerryjones108@gmail.com

 


Dates Required: Feb 2017 on

Southam Junior AMDRAM Club are performing a summer revue with two choir songs, so we are looking for a singing teacher to help with two choir numbers, so if you are able to help, and live within easy travelling distance of Southam Call Gerry Jones on 07823 883203 or email me: gerryjones108@gmail.com


Posted 21/02/2017

 

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Thorpe Players



UK
Surrey


Venue: Thorpe Village Hall

Box Office: Tickets are £10.00 (or just £9 if you book before 18th April) and are available from Sue Hurst on 07923 583295. Alternatively, you can book by e-mailing boxoffice@thorpeplayers.co.uk or online (credit cards only, no booking fee) via our website www.thorpeplayers.co.uk

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Author: by Constance Cox, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime



Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th May at 8pm
Newly engaged, Lord Arthur is told his future by a palm-reader and to his horror he finds out that he will commit murder! Anxious to get the crime out of the way before the wedding, he tries many methods and several victims, but to no avail. Can he succeed in his mission? Will the beautiful Lady Sybil wait for him? And just who is Winkelkopf anyway?
An evening of laugh-out-loud comedy, full of Wildean wit and glamour.




Posted 28/03/2017

 

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Recent Post from one of our readers - 01/02/2017
Name: Debbie Bell
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Scenery Painting

Hi!
I have recently been involved in scenery painting with our local Am Dram group here in East Yorkshire. My friend and I ( we are amateur artists) think we made a decent job of it, but would like to undertake a course to improve, if one exists for the likes of us!
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Debbie

Peter's response:

Hi Debbie,

I'm afraid you've stumped me, I don't know of any such courses. I’ll place an entry for you in the #Advice section of the www.dramagroups.com website and on our Facebook, Google+ and Twitter pages and ask people to contact you directly if they can help.

I hope you get some good advice. Do let me know how you get on.

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Peter

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Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society - CUGSS

Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society - CUGSS
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HMS Pinafore

see Review by John Elworthy of Ely Standard on 11 February 2017

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REVIEW: Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society offer a stylish performance of HMS Pinafore

There’s a lovely line in their programme notes explaining the plot of HMS Pinafore that reads ‘ it all works out in the end, hip, hip hooray!’
It does and indeed did quite satisfyingly on the opening night of the Cambridge University G&S Society’s production at West Road Concert Hall.

Jam packed with those studying everything from engineering to the classics, chemistry to languages, and from heart biology to behavioural science, you wonder how they find time, but grateful they have, for the subtleties, nuances and pure indulgence of a Gilbertian outlook.

The appetite for such light opera may have waned but the Cambridge audience – of an unsurprising large number of middle aged and older theatre goers who indeed looked capable of ‘whistling all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore’ – were happy to feast on the increasing rarity of a G&S classic.

Musical conductor Tristan Selden was rightly being congratulated by his orchestra members on his robust performance as I passed them during the interval – his was a stylish and at times delightfully frenzied journey that allowed the production to get into gear. G&S is about delivery and pace – the cast responsible for the former, the musical director for the latter. Both got it right.

Tiffany Charnley as Josephine was captivating, charming and ever so slightly coquettish to ensure Max Noble, as her suitor Ralph, was never to going be dissuaded from the challenge of courtship and marriage above his class.

HMS Pinafore was first staged in the late 19th century at a time when class was a dominant force in the British way of life and challenges to it a pre-occupation of satirists into which the G&S tradition was conceived and flourished.

Coincidentally alongside the impish drama of G&S this week class and society at Cambridge was being played out in real life by the university student filmed burning a £20 note defiantly in front of a homeless man on the city streets.

William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan would not have approved for Pinafore, and their other productions that came before and went after it, used literary devices and parody to challenge, and mock, the status quo.

HMS Pinafore has a shorter run than some years but brevity in performances has not stunted enthusiasm, production values and an outpouring of genuine zest and affection for a much loved and valued tradition.

Class is indeed alive and well – and being teased, tantalised and tormented with nicely.

You have limited opportunity to catch this show – take it if you dare.

 

Posted on 11/02/2017

 

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Alexander Vargas

UK

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A Proper Caper And No Mistake
I stumbled on an article in 2009 about a play called "A Proper Caper And No Mistake" by Anthea Roberts that was performed by the Buckfastleigh Drama Group. The story sounds absolutely fascinating and I was reaching out to see if there are any hard copies available of the play. Or even a digital copy. I would love to purchase one for reading.

Date Req'd: ASAP

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The Aston Academy of Magic

The Aston Academy of Magic
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Professional magic shows and group or one to one tuition.

We are based in the village of Marston Moretaine and can provide individual one to one or group tuition on magical entertainment and presentation.

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