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In celebration of the fabulous work and ethos of Coventry’s Shop Front Theatre, the brainchild of Theatre Absolute’s Julia Negus & Chris O’Connell. Chris and Julia took over a former chip shop and it became a haven for creative, community-oriented independent performance making. It was initiatives like this that helped Coventry secure it’s UK City […]

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Bodies in Flight latest work, Life Class. Edited together from documentation of the performance projects with Nottingham Mechanics and Fever Dance, Preston (info/responses from UCLan webpage) . Filmed and edited by Tony Judge. With thanks also to Dance 4 for supporting the project.


ChocFest

23Nov22

ChocFest from Jill Dowse on Vimeo. As close as I have ever performed, I think, to where I grew up, ChocFest is a revealing insight into the machinations of the chocolate industry, and to what has made Bournville what it is. Expertly conceived and handled by The Bone Ensemble (Jill, Adam, Charlotte and team) with […]


To celebrate three decades of work from Bodies In Flight, videographer and long-time documenter of the work Tony Judge has put together this marvellous retrospective of the company’s prodigious output. Sara Giddens and Simon Jones formed Bodies In Flight back in 1989, and my first BIF collaboration was on the 1992/3 show, ROUGH. So, this […]


Seeds

28Oct20

No Stone Theatre (Nick Pitt and Johanna Taylor) have been developing the Seeds project since the company’s formation in 2018. Following R&D residencies at Pleasance London, Birmingham REP and Clapham Omnibus, lockdown conditions forced a rethinking of the project’s outcomes. The response is the creation of a wonderfully-produced Podcast, in eight episodes, which is being […]


As this series from Stan’s Cafe draws to its end, here is ‘something for the weekend’, so to speak. From Book II of The Anatomy Of Melancholy (published in several editions from 1621 through until 1651) Robert Burton writes of the benefits of Sports and Exercise. Episode 25 / 35


AIRLOCK

13Jul20

Created by Imitating the Dog for BBC Arts’ ‘Culture In Quarantine’ programme, in collaboration with Arts Council England / TheSpace, AIRLOCK is a three-part series of short films with a graphic novel aesthetic – live recorded employing the Vis-tech wizardry so characteristic of the ITD live shows.


Each day throughout July 2020, Stan’s Cafe present a daily dose from Robert Burton’s pioneering self-help manual ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’. Filmed in 35 episodes over the lockdown period under the direction of James Yarker, the screen is divided into quadrants – with the four cast members of the touring version of the show (Gerard […]



Street Party

07May20

On the 7th June 1977, in an event commonly seen across the UK, the residents of Naunton Close & Clover Road, (together with the Swarthmore residents who lived ‘down the passage’) gathered for a Street Party to celebrate 25 years since the Queen’s accession to the throne. I’m posting this because the current residents of […]