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Aerial Alloy: innovating audio description

Posted on: 12 Dec 2013

Aerial Alloy, a recent three-day R/D project for Liberty Festival, explored aerial work, music, storytelling and alternative approaches to audio description with collaborators from Upswing and Yellow Earth Theatre.

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Our new patrons

Posted on: 30 Oct 2013

We are delighted to announce that Juliet Stevenson, CBE and Clive Merrison are now patrons of Extant.

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Our survey said…

Posted on: 28 Oct 2013

Huge thanks to our respondents who completed our summer survey, with interesting responses about how visually impaired people interact with social media.

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Radio Play broadcast

Posted on: 27 Oct 2013

Tune into Aculco Radio at 5pm on Monday 4th November to hear the fantastic and funny play Side Track: written and performed by the young participants in our recent Radio Play project.

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Something strange is going on…

Posted on: 1 Oct 2013

The news has recently been awash with stories of miracle treatments for blindness, from stemcells, to lasers and wonder implants in the eye. Many sound too bizarre to be true – but only one is an entirely fictional creation dreamed up as part of Extant's new experimental online project, codenamed #Eyez.

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Radio Play – now recruiting!

Posted on: 15 May 2013

We are now recruiting for young visually impaired people aged 16-30 years to participate in a project called Radio Play starting 8 June. It's a great opportunity to develop devising, improvisation and writing skills, and will lead to the recording of the scripted work for broadcast via Aculco Radio.

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New Sheer images

Posted on: 1 Aug 2012

We've added some great new images from our recent horror/burlesque performance

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robotics specialist Adam Spiers shows the haptic lotus to visitors at his stand at the symposium. The visitors are holding the lotuses

The Question and haptics update

Posted on: 17 May 2012

The Haptic Lotus, which Extant used in The Question, was well-received at the Haptics Symposium in Vancouver in March.

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Thanks for helping us make Sheer a success

Posted on: 17 May 2012

Thank you to everyone who came to experience Sheer in London or Wolverhampton. The show was a success, with all four London shows sold out and strong audiences in Wolverhampton.

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Sheer discussed on Radio 4

Posted on: 23 Mar 2012

Tony Shearman from BBC Radio 4’s In Touch came to experience Sheer in Wolverhampton

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Sheer Sneak Peak video

Posted on: 23 Mar 2012

Do you want a sneak peak of what will be revealed when you come to experience Sheer? 

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Last chance to experience Sheer!

Posted on: 23 Mar 2012

Sheer's last two shows are on April 3 & 4 at artsdepot, North Finchley, London.

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