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

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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

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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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Pathways – now accepting applications [Updated]

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If you're a visually impaired performer, this could be for you. 

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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!

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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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Flight Paths

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*** Scheduled departure time: Spring 2019***

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Maria Nominated for a WOW Women in Creative Industries Award

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Southbank Centre announces shortlist for WOW Women in Creative Industries Awards

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The Write Stage Showcase at the New Diorama Theatre

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Earlier this month, we concluded The Write Stage Project with a showcase of new work performed at the New Diorama Theatre.

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Catalyst Small Grants 2018

Group shot of six participants and a facilitator from the Unexpected project in 2016, warming up before a public sharing of their work

Extant is delighted to be one of the recipients of Arts Council England's Catalyst Small Grants awards announced today.


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Latest Participation News – Birmingham and Manchester

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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

In October 2017 the Catching the Ghost team reconfigured and hit the road, and then the skies, to present our 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

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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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