News: Artists

Theatre in Schools Scotland is reconnecting creatively with nurseries and primary schools across Scotland this autumn with a new programme of unique theatrical experiences for children created by leading theatre and dance organisations for children and young people - Barrowland Ballet, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Curious Seed, Imaginate, MoonSlide and Starcatchers.

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Emily Nicholl reflects on a year of Jerwood Fellowship looking at performances for children with additional support needs, and her thinking around our relationships to landscape. Part 2 of 2.

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Emily Nicholl reflects on a year of Jerwood Fellowship looking at performances for children with additional support needs, and her thinking around our relationships to landscape. Part 1 of 2.

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Sanjay Lago and Brian Harley reflect on their experiences working with Lucas Chih-Peng Kao and the children of P5 at Canal View Primary School as part of our Immerse Summer Schools Project.

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The show Mixed Up, which was commissioned by Imaginate and first shown at the Children’s Festival in May this year as a digital project, can finally be presented live into schools as part of a partnership between Edinburgh International Festival, Imaginate and Starcatchers.

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Jen McGregor writes about guilt, self-doubt and inequalities, and the way we question our right to be an artist and take up opportunities.

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Artist Lottie Barker reflects on her experience of taking part in Navigating the Now and the questions she found time and space to explore.

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Artist Christoforos Pavlakis reflects on his experience of shielding for months in lockdown as a neuro-atypical person.

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Katrine Turner, Sanjay Lago, Marion Geoffray and Cynthia Cheung have been appointed to deliver our new Where We Are project in partnership with Multi Cultural Family Base and Refuweegee.

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Jen McGregor and Marion Geoffray talk about about their project working with two P6 classes at Forthview Primary School, exploring themes of revolution, protest and counter-protest, and the ways in which we can make major and minor changes to our world.

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Marion Geoffray reflects on her experiences delivering one of Imaginate's first in-person projects in fifteen months, working alongside trainee artist Kemono Lebe Sinanduku and the P1 classes and teachers at Craigroyston Primary School.

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Eoin McKenzie, Katrine Turner and Megan Reid have written about a new monthly networking and discussion event called routemap[s]

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Bamboozled by the Festival. Here is Fiona Ferguson's quick guide to being a delegate

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Artist Claire Willoughby reflects on her first year as Jerwood Arts fellow.

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With less than a month to go to the launch of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival on 21 April, two productions from the many times re-drafted programme have been announced. Both are brand new commissions by exciting companies and artists based in Scotland, and are supported by the Scottish Government Festivals Expo Fund.

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Artist Xana Marwick reflects on the recent horrific murder of Sarah Everard and its relevance to her new play Thrown, which she is writing as part of Imaginate's Accelerator programme.

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Call-out for BIPOC+ theatre and dance practitioners to take part in a consultation about working in the Children’s Theatre and Dance sector.

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An update on new dates for PUSH+

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We are pleased to confirm that we are planning an exciting festival for next year, and that it will go ahead in one form or another from 25 May - 6 June.

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