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Latest Participation News – Birmingham and Manchester

picture of participants taking part in the RNC workshop with Maria Oshodi

Connect and Co revive their collection of sketches, Getting on with Life and Maria Oshodi leads a workshop for a group of students at RNC in Hereford.

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Catching the Ghost tours to Croatia!

picture of the Extant team in the Vidra theatre bar for the end of BIT festival celebrations

Last month, the Catching the Ghost team reconfigured and hit the road, and the skies, to present the show at the 10th International Blind in Theatre or BIT Festival in Zagreb, hosted by New Life (Novi Zivot).

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Research opportunity with Extant

Pic from Flatland project dissemination - group of six people sitting around a table for evaluation and discussion

Extant is seeking a researcher to assist us with an inquiry into the current state of integrated access provision in theatre.

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July 2017 - Participation Update

Participants look at and touch puppets, in workshop with artists of Meet Fred company before a show at mac Birmingham

Although our longer-term projects for the first part of the year have now come to an end, we've still been beavering away in Manchester and Birmingham!

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The Write Stage - Call for Participants

A room of writers working around a table on their scripts

We're searching for six visually impaired writers to take part in a new talent development project, The Write Stage.

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Arts Council NPO funding for Extant

Shot from behind of Unexpected participants in chairs sitting in front of audience and director Shane walking across the stage

We are delighted to announce that Extant has received an increase in ACE funding for the next NPO period, 2018/22.

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New Spirit of Resistance legacy film!

Picture of Spirit of Resistance participants sitting around a large table examining and talking about relics from the 2nd world war

We have put together footage of last year's SOR workshops together with selected parts from 'the making of Resistance'.

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April 2017: Participation Updates

Shot of two women standing opposite one another, each with their left arm outstretched and hand on the other's shoulder, smiling.

The latest updates on projects in Birmingham and Manchester, including a theatre project with Awards for All and two new Sportivate programmes.

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Right to Write!

Black and white image of a woman sitting at her laptop (on desk). On the screen is text in large font. She is gesturing with her left hand

Call out for participants to join a new visually impaired writers' meet up, supported by Extant.

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Catching the Ghost in Wandsworth and Brighton!

Chis, dressed in black, stands in the spotlight next to 2nd performer Steve while they perform at the Scoop in London bridge.

We are excited to bring a new play to Wandsworth and Brighton fringe festivals this May.

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Tribute to Tim Gebbels

Tim as Old Man in Extant's 2016 tour of The Chairs. He sits in the porthole with the spotlight shining on him.

It is with enormous sadness that we mourn the tragic passing on 16 February 2017 of Tim Gebbels, our dear actor, trainer, consultant, artistic adventurer and consummate font of knowledge from Doctor Who to Guide Dogs.

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Panto fun with Simply Smiley!

Four performers (including Extant actor Steve) dressed, from left to right as a tiger, two safari explorers and a zebra!

We teamed up with our neighbours, pantomime company Simply Smiley, for a trip to their Jingle Jungle!

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Recruiting New Board Members - Deadline Extended!

Pic from The Chairs 2014 R&D with Extant team sat in a large semi circle, talking and laughing

Extant is recruiting for our Board of trustees. We have some exciting plans for the future and we urgently need to strengthen our Board to add new skills and new energy to the team of people who are currently ensuring that our charity is well-managed. 

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Audience Agency: The Results Are In

Scene from The Chairs 2016 - Old Man (Tim Gebbels) with headphones on turning a dial on a large control panel as if detecting radar signals

The Audience Agency have delivered their report on audiences and participation for The Chairs tour and the results have provided us much food for thought!

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October Participation Update

Cinema scenario: two individuals standing in front of a table with a person behind the table, sitting on a chair.

The latest news on participation: past and upcoming projects, and a link to Extant's documentary Regional Hub Building (year 1) film.

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