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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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Integrated access… is it working? Video now available

Posted on: 15 Jun 2018

Miss the event at UCL? Catch up now on our Facebook page…

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Integrated access… is it working?

Posted on: 13 Jun 2018

 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! [Updated]

Posted on: 18 May 2018

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and supporters, The Tim Gebbels Bursary has funded 14 artistic projects. 

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