Read, Watch & Listen

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Consider the Pear

Writer Iana Murray explores the relationship between fruits and sensuality in Japanese Nao Yoshigai's films.

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Screen Notes: Enter the Brainbox

Edwin Rostron explores the diverse animations from our 'Enter the Brainbox' screening, curated by Christopher Childs and part of Emerging Film Curators 2020.

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Introducing Michael Clark

To celebrate our exhibition Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, writer Sarah Crompton looks backs at the career of dance legend Michael Clark, reflecting on his style and cult status.

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The Ghost Light Is On...

As we gradually reopen our Theatre, an innovative and exciting new production gives you the chance to see it as never before.

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Inspired with Dickie Beau and Fiona Shaw

Bringing our series of inspiring conversations to a close - Dickie Beau speaks to his friend and mentor, Fiona Shaw, for a poetic and even philosophical conversation about creation, perfection, intricacies of language and capturing your audience. 

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How To: Make a Chinese Lantern

Learn more about the history and significance of Chinese lanterns, used to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong - and make your own in a workshop by Rebecca Strickson and Alex Whittaker.