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Playing Around - Lunchtime Talks

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LUNCHTIME TALKS 1PM - 2PM DJANOGLY THEATRE ***PLACES ON THESE TALKS ARE FREE BUT LIMITED. PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE WITH THE BOX OFFICE ON 0115 846 7777.

"IT'S GOOD FOR THEM TO BE INVOLVED": PARTICIPATORY THEATRE-IN-EDUCATION

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Andrew Breakwell was Director of Roundabout and Education at Nottingham Playhouse 1999-2012. During his time there, he transformed the department so that alongside the traditional tours of curriculum-orientated plays to schools, the Playhouse offered a wide range of participation and learning opportunities that placed theatre at the heart of the community.

PRIDE OF PLACE: THEATRE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

Wednesday 25 March 2015

How many opportunities are presented to us if we make our work in the spaces that people already inhabit? This talk explores the relationships between place and the making of theatre for rural audiences throughout New Perspectives' 40 year history. Is theatre made and received differently in rural settings where the stage is one end of the village hall or the church nave?

LOCAL ACTS: PERFORMING COMMUNITIES

Thursday 30 April 2015

Guest curator Dr Jo Robinson will draw on objects and images from the exhibition, and from the larger archives of both companies, to examine the different ways in which New Perspectives and Roundabout have worked to build communities in the East Midlands through diverse performances and venues from village halls and classrooms to gypsy caravans and car showrooms.