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Articles from 2014

Everyman wins the RIBA Stirling Prize!

Everyman wins the RIBA Stirling Prize!

The Everyman has won the 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects Awards (RIBA) Stirling Prize, the world's most prestigious architecture prize. Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) was the first co-production in the theatre, so we can vouch for its brilliance!

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Emma Rice in America

Emma Rice in America

Emma Rice is in Berkeley directing An Audience with Meow Meow. Here's a digital postcard from her...

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Win bed and breakfast after the show

Win bed and breakfast after the show

What could be better than a comfy bed in a boutique B&B and a hearty breakfast in the morning after a night at the Asylum? We've teamed up with Lower Barns (minutes away from the site) to offer ticket holders the chance to win just that!

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Footsbarn back in Cornwall

Footsbarn back in Cornwall

This summer, Footsbarn Theatre return to their Cornish home, Polzeath. The Big Top will be pitched once again at Carruan Farm as audiences are invited to discover the wonderful world of magic in the Footsbarn tent.

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100: The Day Our World Changed

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Wildworks Theatre Company are working together to make 100: The Day Our World Changed. This will be a unique day of remembrance and commemoration to mark the outbreak of World War 1. The day will re-tell and re-live the lives of the brave men who went to war and the families they left behind. It’s a day for the community, about the community and involving as much of the community as possible.

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100: The Day Our World Changed

100: The Day Our World Changed

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Wildworks Theatre Company are working together to make 100: The Day Our World Changed. This will be a unique day of remembrance and commemoration to mark the outbreak of World War 1. The day will re-tell and re-live the lives of the brave men who went to war and the families they left behind. It’s a day for the community, about the community and involving as much of the community as possible.

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Story Republic in Penzance next week

Story Republic in Penzance next week

Building on the success of last year’s Story Republic residency at the Exchange in Penzance, they are back for a three week residency from 30 July – 16 August. With a glorious art installation in the Engine Room, The Story Republic is an ingenious, immersive exploration for all the family into the world of work and trades through stories, art, song and games.

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Guest Blog: Ellie Velazquez

Guest Blog: Ellie Velazquez

Project Coordinator Ellie tells us about the lead up to Noye's Fludde: the huge community opera we're collaborating on this Saturday

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Charles Hazlewood TED talk: Trust and Leadership

Charles Hazlewood TED talk: Trust and Leadership

In 2011 Hazlewood was invited to address TEDGlobal (a non profit making organisation that aims to bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers) to talk about leadership and trust. He brought an orchestra with him.

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WOCA Winners!

WOCA Winners!

We were delighted to win Best Theatre Company at the first What’s On Cornwall Awards on Friday.

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What's Next?

What's Next?

"To be truly universal you must start with the truly local". It is with this mantra firmly in our minds that we state our mission: to bring innovative, accessible and world-class theatre to Cornwall, the nation and the world.

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NEWS: Kneehigh announce cast and creative team for Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), their radical new Beggar’s Opera

NEWS: Kneehigh announce cast and creative team for Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), their radical new Beggar’s Opera

Rehearsals are under way for Kneehigh’s brand new show, a radical re-working of Jon Gay’s political and musical play, The Beggar’s Opera. Called Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), the brand new show is a coproduction with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, and will open in their newly rebuilt Everyman theatre in June before coming to Cornwall in August to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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Kneehigh Rambles at Trevithick Day

Kneehigh Rambles at Trevithick Day

On Saturday 26th April the Kneehigh Ramblers will be in Camborne for Trevithick Day. An engineer and visionary, Richard Trevithick’s inventions helped Cornwall to fame and riches in the industrial revolution, but many people will never have heard of him…

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Art8 Festival in Newquay

Art8 Festival in Newquay

Now in its third year, Art8 is Newquay's Arts and Culture Festival - four days bursting at the seams with events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature and more.

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Kneehigh's International Touring

Kneehigh's International Touring

The story of Tristan & Yseult, like many Cornish legends from hundreds of years ago, was spread far and wide as Cornwall was once the centre of shipping routes all over the globe. The story has been edited, re-told, changed and adapted to suit its audience, but its roots are in Cornish soil.

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Truro Festival

Truro Festival

4 – 20 April 2014. This Easter welcomes the return of Truro Festival, and the hotly anticipated event schedule for the cities art, music and culture festival is now available.

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Belarus Free Theatre

Belarus Free Theatre

Belarus Free Theatre are coming to Cornwall. We've invited them to the barns for a pasty and a game of football! They are going to be resident at the Performance Centre in Penryn, and perform their new work RED FOREST there on 15th April.

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Rambles!

Rambles!

Statistics and Feedback from the Rambles Programme over its first three years

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Cornish Women

Cornish Women

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the good people of Facebook to suggest some notable Cornish women. The response was amazing! Here are some of the suggestions (definitely not exhaustive in any way). Please add yours below in the comments, and thanks to everyone who contributed.

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St Piran's Day Cornish Facts

St Piran's Day Cornish Facts

Cornwall has an illustrious and fascinating history that you probably weren't taught at school! Read on to find out the facts...

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Calling young writers in Cornwall!

Calling young writers in Cornwall!

As part of The Story Republic residency at Truro Festival the Story Republicans are hosting an evening for young writers to flex their writing muscles and share them with a friendly audience.

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Tristan & Yseult company jamming at Berkeley Rep

Tristan & Yseult company jamming at Berkeley Rep

The Kneehigh company is a talented group of actor-musicians. When performing Tristan & Yseult at Berkeley Rep in January 2014, they had a little jam session, which Mike Shepherd, Joint Artistic Director of Kneehigh, managed to film. Enjoy!

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Are we mad?

Are we mad?

Possibly. But weather's never stopped us before so why should it this weekend? If you fancy pulling on your wellies, donning your anorak, and joining us and Anna Maria Murphy on a very soggy Kneehigh Ramble this weekend, read on...

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Volunteer for the Kneehigh Street Team!

Volunteer for the Kneehigh Street Team!

We're looking for volunteers to be part of Kneehigh's Street Team and spread the word about our 2014 Asylum season. You would come with us to festivals and events in your area between now and the end of September, tell people about the Asylum and our show, hand out flyers, and maybe get to ride one of our brilliant advertising bikes!

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Could you be a Story Republican? Training & Work Opportunity for Emerging Performers

Could you be a Story Republican? Training & Work Opportunity for Emerging Performers

The Story Republic are looking to recruit 4 Story Republicans this Spring and a further 4 in the Summer. The training project is aimed at emerging theatre performers who are interested in working in a variety of spaces from the street to galleries, castles to classrooms with a repertoire of songs, poems and short stories. You will need to be enthusiastic, at ease vocally and able to make yourself heard, keen to work in an ensemble, willing and able to sing and to be bold!

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Feedback from Emma's Masterclass

Feedback from Emma's Masterclass

Emma gave an interactive workshop on ‘DEVISING AND THE COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION’ followed by a Q & A on 23rd January at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Here's what the participants thought...

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Casting for BBC series: Poldark

Casting for BBC series: Poldark

Susie Parriss is looking for a Cornish actress to play one of the leading roles of DEMELZA in a new BBC series of Poldark. Auditions in Truro today and tomorrow!

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The Kneehigh Knowledge!

The Kneehigh Knowledge!

Do you know your Wagstaffes from your Wild Brides? Do you know what the first Kneehigh show was? Do you reckon you're a bit of a Kneehigh Super-Fan? Take the Kneehigh Knowledge quiz and find out, and don't forget to tweet your results!

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Win Tickets to Eternal Love at the Hall for Cornwall

Win Tickets to Eternal Love at the Hall for Cornwall

If you loved Tristan & Yseult, why not go and see another of the world's great love stories - English Touring Theatre's version of Abelard and Heloise, on at the Hall for Cornwall from 11th - 15th February. Read on to find out how to win tickets!

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