Britain's leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people is led by Artistic Director and CEO Maria Oshodi. Extant has become an innovation in arts management and creative practice, bringing a unique cultural perspective of visual impairment to broaden employment, training and consultancy through the arts.

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A woman is sat down wearing a mask, the head of which resembles an oversized egg, narrowing into a smiling face with bushy blonde eyebrows,

Enhance - access doesn’t have to be complicated or costly

Everything you always wanted to know about access but were afraid to ask.

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Tom Skelton looking over dark glasses dressed in a beige trench and black trilby

Visually impaired comedians do stand-up in a brewery

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A young blonde woman, posing with her head over shoulder and wearing a black, shoulder-less dress.

Until We Get More Black Actors On Screens, We Should Work With Those Like Natalie Dormer Who Get It

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Pathways – now accepting applications [Updated]

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