The Muse gallery was established by artists, to support emerging contemporaries by combining creative and commercial concepts under one roof. Subject to a successful application, we also offer exhibition space to more established artists at a nominal commission. With limited slots per year, we look to our panel of affiliated artists and esteemed professionals to elect shows and offer comprehensive appraisals to those proposals still in need of refinement. Throughout the year, we also open our doors to community arts projects, musicians, film makers and live performers to fill the calendar with events from 'Sound art’ to ‘Cult film’ evenings and associated seminars. Our residency program (only BA and MA graduates need apply) continues to offer a subsidised platform for candidates, with a group and solo show during their time with us. We work towards both public and private sector funding for our residents and visiting artists, with professional development working along side our team during visiting shows hosted throughout the year.
Upstairs at the Gatehouse is an award winning London Fringe Theatre with a varied programme of drama, musicals and fringe theatre productions. Situated at the top of Highgate Hill we really are London’s Top Theatre.
Ovation, the in-house company, produces several shows each year at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and has been described as one of the best fringe theatre companies in London.
Have you got a story you want to tell, because we'd love to hear it and help to make sure others hear it too! Even better, if you've got a problem you need solving, we'd love to help you solve it. Most of all, we absolutely love meeting new people so get in touch!
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.
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.