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The latest Gifford’s show to pitch up and paint carnival colours on the sandy limestone of the Cotswolds Hills, The Painted Wagon is an old-school circus for new-school cowboys.
The Royal Shakespeare Company have set out on an unprecedented touring performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, collaborating with local amateur actors across the country for the first time in the company’s history. For the Nottingham leg, Hucknall’s Lovelace Theatre Group were cast as Shakespeare’s rude mechanicals, helping bring Shakespeare 400 celebrations further up the UK’s literary map and reminding us of how deservedly Nottingham wears it’s UNESCO City of Literature status.
Part of UTOPIA 2016, Pick Me Up is London’s annual festival dedicated to international graphic arts. During a two week run, emerging and established designers take over the South Wing of Somerset House with pop-up shops and public workshops, taking the capital A out of art with a participatory approach and playful sense of humour.
Q & A with Vanhessa, co-founder of the award-winning collective and all round professional babe.
Classical ballet is strange and unknown territory to me, yet somehow I got myself to a matinee of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 Romeo and Juliet – one of the most traditional ballets I could lay my finger on. Braced for baptism of fire, I made it out with no harm done besides a little cathartic soul-stirring.
Having seen the BBC’s broadcast of Northern Ballet’s brilliant but unorthodox 1984 last week, a performance of Swan Lake is comparatively a safe pair of hands (feet?)… or so you’d think.