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Flight Paths—first block of rehearsals complete

Posted on: 28 Nov 2018

Our Royal Central School of Speech and Drama intern, Bobby-Leigh Howard, reports from the first block of rehearsals which wrapped this week. 

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A Blind Bit of Difference—LIVE TONIGHT

Posted on: 17 Oct 2018

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

Posted on: 11 Oct 2018

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

Posted on: 8 Oct 2018

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

Posted on: 8 Oct 2018

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

Posted on: 28 Aug 2018

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

Posted on: 28 Aug 2018

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

Posted on: 28 Aug 2018

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]

Posted on: 28 Aug 2018

We're back at the Bloomsbury Festival!

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

Posted on: 13 Jul 2018

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

Posted on: 10 Jul 2018

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

Posted on: 6 Jul 2018

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

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