News & Opportunities

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New youth theatre project Forum 4us

Posted on: 22 Feb 2012

Extant is setting up a new Young Adults Forum Theatre Project. Could this be for you?

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New production: Sheer

Posted on: 23 Jan 2012

For its 15 year anniversary, Extant, the UK’s only professional performing arts company of visually impaired people, presents Sheer. Extant takes its company of outstanding blind artists and blends burlesque, comedy and horror, to create a thrilling and unique moment where immersion meets experience. Three trainers attend a seminar where things are not as they […]

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Extant presents Blood Sweat and Fears by Maria Oshodi at Exploring the Canon 2

Posted on: 8 Nov 2011

Extant presents a reading of Maria Oshodi's   moving and highly successful 1986 play 'Blood Sweat and Fears'  at 'Exploring the Canon 2', This event, to be held on Wednesday 16 November   from 10am-4pm at The RNT's Cottesloe Theatre , celebrates the work of BAME artists and is organised by The London Hub

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The Question - awarded ‘Best Paper’ at UbiComp, Beijing

Posted on: 22 Sep 2011

Our paper 'Haptic Reassurance in the Pitch Black for an Immersive Theatre Experience’' has just been awarded best paper at the international technology conference UbiComp 2011 in Beijing, China.

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Envision Extantion – Free Weekend Workshop

Posted on: 9 Aug 2011

Extant has teamed up with youth company Mousetrap Theatre Projects to offer a weekend of drama activities on 26 and 27 November 2011.

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Our paper accepted for publication at UbiComp

Posted on: 8 Aug 2011

The Open University, Extant and Adam Spiers of ‘Rusty Squid’ are delighted that our paper ‘Haptic Reassurance in the Pitch Black for an Immersive Theatre Experience’ has been accepted for publication at UbiComp 2011 Papers and Notes.

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Broadcast and podcasts of Writing Stage live now!

Posted on: 6 Aug 2011

Weekly podcasts of Writing stage via Aculco’s internet radio station starting on Saturday 6 August 4.30pm

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Guerilla Science – Secret Garden Party

Posted on: 5 Aug 2011

Adam Spiers was invited in July to present a demonstration of the Haptic Lotus at Guerrilla Science summer festival event The Secret Garden Party

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Extant is looking for a project manager to work on our British Council Youth in Action project

Posted on: 5 Aug 2011

Extant is looking for an experienced Project Manager for an exciting new youth project funded by the European Commission and the British Council.

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Extant at Outsiders Independence Day - 4 July

Posted on: 13 Jun 2011

Extant's Cracking Cane Dance will feature as part of Independence Day – a celebration of independence of single disabled people (and couples on a journey). NB – change of venue.

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Extant in Disability Now

Posted on: 10 May 2011

We've just been told that there's a great write-up about Extant in Disability Now!

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Arts Council NPO funding awarded

Posted on: 31 Mar 2011

Extant is very pleased to announce that we will continue to receive support from  Arts Council England from 2012-2015 as one of their National Portfolio Organisations.  In 2013/14 we will receive a raise in our grant to further develop our artistic programme.

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