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A Blind Bit of Difference—LIVE TONIGHT

Four secondary school-age boys and an older man, in a circle laughing

Actor Steven George talks about the run-up to the multisensory launch of ‘A Blind Bit of Difference’, a book of sensory poetry, Spoken Word and poetical stories by the students of Joseph Clarke School. The launch will be at The Albany SE8 tonight from 5:40 pm.

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Job opportunity: Artist Development Manager

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Extant is seeking a knowledgeable, supportive and experienced arts professional to lead a new Artist Development initiative for our company.

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Pathways—a bespoke training programme for visually impaired theatre-makers

A mid shot of a young woman throwing her head back and laughing. She is onstage in the auditorium of a small-scale theatre.

Extant is excited to launch Pathways, a programme developed to address the lack of accessible progression routes for visually impaired artists into professional theatre.

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Pathways—meet this year’s cohort

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Today we introduce the industry to the eight actors Pathways will support in its first year. 

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Wanted: English/Japanese speaking access worker

Three visually impaired people, two female, one male, walk towards camera, airport moving walkways either side of them.

We're looking for an access worker who is fluent in both English and Japanese for a week's work. 

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Professor Kojiro Hirose

A Japanese man wearing a shirt and green jumper holds up a textured image of a hand.

The celebrated Professor Kojiro Hirose will be flying from Japan to the UK to consult on our upcoming production, Flight Paths.

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October workshops

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Our Open Door project has two upcoming workshops delivered in partnership with RSBC. 

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Tinted in association with Bloomsbury Festival 2018 [Updated]

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We're back at the Bloomsbury Festival!

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

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

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Visually impaired comedians do stand-up in a brewery

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

Visually impaired comedians Tom Skelton and Douglas Walker preview their shows Blind Eye Spy and Of Christmas Past ahead of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe

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

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In her new film In Darkness, Dormer portrays a black pianist - she was keen to do so sensitively and accurately
 

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Integrated access… is it working? Video now available

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Miss the event at UCL? Catch up now on our Facebook page...

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Integrated access… is it working?

Burlesque image of Heather in a grotesque bodysuit with prosthetic boobs, a protruding half mask, rubber gloves and bright red pursed lips

 Do we truly understand what visually impaired people need from access? Do the current models of integrated provision meet those needs? 

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The first ever Tim Gebbels Bursary winners! [Updated]

Tim in a black box space, dressed casually and facing forward, his hands in his pockets.

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and supporters, The Tim Gebbels Bursary has funded 14 artistic projects. 

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Job opportunity: Pathways Programme Manager

Three female team members sat working at desks in the Extant office, and poster from the Flatland production on the opposite wall.

Would you like to be a part of our dynamic team? Extant is looking for a brilliant and experienced individual to manage the delivery of a new initiative in 2018.

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