St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine Georgian architecture and prominent location place it at the heart of the nation. Its work has valued historic tradition, but St Martin's has always been innovative in response to changing needs. From London's first free lending library to the first religious broadcast, St Martin's has broken new ground in defining what it means to be a church. Solidifying its position for years to come, St Martin's has an award-winning café, puts on concerts with London's best musicians, and hosts fantastic events in its unique subterranean spaces. Free lunchtime concerts take place every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, a fantastic way to hear both established and emerging stars of the classical scene. As well as the fantastic food on offer in the Café in the Crypt, during the summer months St Martin's opens the Café in the Courtyard, offering a host of al fresco delights.
The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries, and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this work cultural relations. We are on the ground in over 100 countries, bringing opportunities to life every day.
We work with the best of the UK and our worldwide network of experts to support business to business connections, working in partnership to create programmes that responds to the needs of local markets. Through our work we foster collaboration; share UK arts work with the world; build resilience and creative responses to crisis; shape policy; and develop skills and livelihoods.
Our programme of seasons and focus countries allows us to rapidly develop relationships between the UK, major trading partners and important emerging economies through intense programmes of activity. These seasons build a modern, dynamic and creative image of the UK and develop new audiences for British culture around the world. Our programme currently includes seasons and focuses in Brazil, China, Mexico and Nigeria, with plans developing in Indonesia and South Korea.
If you have a specific project or are just developing your plans, we may be able to help you take it to the next step. It's best to approach us once you have a clear idea of where you want to work and who you'd like to work with, but early information on where you are interested in working helps us to plan our programmes. The support we can offer will vary but, where possible, we'll use our expertise to make suggestions and use our networks to introduce you to people and organisations you could be working with.
Mixing popular appeal with a ground-breaking, unique theatrical language, world class dancers and high-quality production values, New Adventures is one of the great success stories of British theatre.
New Adventures has notched up numerous international awards and a staggering 12 Olivier Award nominations and in 2017 The Red Shoes won Best Entertainment and Matthew Bourne for Best Theatre Choreographer. Over the past 30 years New Adventures has created 11 full-length productions and a triple-bill of short works. This award-winning repertoire has inspired and thrilled over 5 million people worldwide.
Investing in the future of dance and theatre the charitable arm of New Adventures, was formed in 2008. Every year New Adventures engages in inclusive projects with thousands of people of all ages and ability, as well as emerging artists across the UK and around the world. In 2010, the New Adventures Choreographer Award was launched to support and encourage the next generation of dance-makers.