Summer 2020

Mawimbi – Shifting frequencies,Tanzania 2020

    Choreographic Commission in Tanzania – September 2020 🇹🇿 Mawimbi – Shifting Frequencies was a creative exploration of the human vibrations in urban setting. The piece was inspired by Johnny’s birthplace of La Rochelle, a coastal city in southwestern France and capital of the Charente-Maritime department, and by Dar es Salaam, the largest city in East Africa and former capital of Tanzania. The Creative Team of French and Tanzanian artists researched, devised and created a multidisciplinary performance combining video projections, soundscapes and choreography presented at Alliance Française of Dar es Salaam during the 14th edition of the Time 2 Dance festival on 17-19 September 2020. This project was the continuation of AutinDT’s exciting East African …

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Online Puppetry and Storytelling tutorials

  ‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home‘ tutorial videos are available until September! This FREE online puppetry and storytelling programme for children, young people and their families The series aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues and features weekly, step-by-step tutorials making puppets out of recyclable materials and household items. Each brilliant puppet comes from a different designer and the whole series is available to watch now on our YouTube and Social Media Channels .  

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‘Out of the Deep Blue’ – Without Walls Blueprint R&D

Without Walls is a consortium of festivals and organisations dedicated to raising the profile of the UK outdoor arts sector, promoting artistic excellence and supporting innovative new work for the benefit of artists and audiences. Since 2007, Without Walls has commissioned and supported the development of over 140 shows, many of which have toured beyond our network of festivals to 22 countries worldwide. Without Walls is supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. www.withoutwalls.uk.com | @WithoutWallsUK | @WWconsortium | @withoutwallsconsortium  

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MAN MADE YOUTH COMPANY – SUMMER RESIDENCY LAST CALL

  Man Made Youth Company‘s online programme of regular training sessions and interactive residencies stimulate the young male participants’ creativity and support their psychological and emotional wellbeing during lockdown! It’s a chance to be creative, challenge yourself and socialise in a safe, open and interactive space.       www.manmadeyouth.com | @ManMadeYouth 

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Make Your Own Puppet @Home – tutorial videos are out! 

We have been busy over the last few months working with puppeteers, designers and a filmmaker on a FREE online puppetry and storytelling programme for children, young people and their families called ‘Out of the Deep Blue‘. The series aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues and features weekly, step-by-step tutorials making puppets out of recyclable materials and household items. Each brilliant puppet comes from a different designer and the whole series is available to watch now on our YouTube and social media channels until September.   This project is funded by Birmingham City …

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Man Made Youth Company – Summer residency 

This free opportunity is open to young male participants from Birmingham and the West Midlands who are interested in joining our company on Saturdays and during the school holidays. Man Made Youth Company‘s online programme of regular training sessions and interactive residencies stimulate the young male participants’ creativity and support their psychological and emotional wellbeing during lockdown! It’s a chance to be creative, challenge yourself and socialise in a safe, open and interactive space.   We always welcome new members to Man Made Youth Company, so if you know any young male creatives 14+ that would be interested in joining us, please …

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‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ – Tutorial #5 today on Saturday 11th July

🌎 Once again Puppeteer Ben Thompson  will show you today how to make the final puppet in our web series designed by Samuel Wyer… A lesser-spotted long-legged lockdown Bird (a silly marionette with a lot of possibilities) ♻️ You will need… Thin Card (like a cereal box) 1 x Large Plate 1 x Small Plate 4 x Plastic Bottle Tops 2 x Kebab Skewers Coloured Paper/Pictures from a magazine Glue Marker Pen Pencil Blutack/Plasticine Tape Scissors String   🎨We would love to see your puppet creations! We invite you share them with us by posting them on social media using …

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2 Metres Closer // 23-25 July

  2 Metres Closer is a 3 day digital event uplifting and representing those who are doing good in our West Midlands communities during the pandemic. Those who are risking their lives, those who are supporting others, those who are giving us hope; we want them to be a part of something fun, creative, and celebratory to mark their efforts and this moment in time   The 2 Metres Closer project is Produced by the Beatfreeks Southside Producers 2020 (including our very own Annalise!) and it will bring together a graffiti artist, music producer, and drag artist with volunteer key workers and community …

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Man Made Youth Company – Summer residency

  Man Made Youth Company‘s online programme of regular training sessions and interactive residencies stimulate the young male participants’ creativity and support their psychological and emotional wellbeing during lockdown! 📩 Sign Up: bit.ly/manmade2020  📧 Email: [email protected]  Upcoming dates: • Saturday 18 July (time 11 am-1 pm) • Creative Residency (Summer holidays): Thu 30 & Fri 31 July (times: 10am-3:30pm) This is an opportunity for young male participants (14+) from Birmingham and the West Midlands who are interested in joining our company on Saturdays and during the school holidays.

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‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ – Tutorial #4 today on Saturday 4th July

🌎 From Saturday 4th July at 10 am Puppeteer Ben Thompson will show you how to make the next puppet in our web series designed by Samuel Parker… a Polar Bear! ♻️ You will need… 1 x 1L Tetrapak (tall, square milk or juice carton) 3 x Straws 1 x Ruler 1 x Marker Pen 1 x Sharp Pencil Blu tack/Plasticine Tape Scissors     Global warming is affecting the Arctic faster than anywhere else in the world and the sea ice is shrinking at 14% per decade. This means that the global population of polar bears could reduce by two thirds by 2050 as …

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