The Cultural Directory

Meet the people and organisations who are creating amazing cultural activities around the world.
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Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
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United Kingdom

Absolutely Cultured

Absolutely Cultured

Built on the foundations of the company that delivered Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, Absolutely Cultured continues to play a leading role in Hull’s future. The company has a mission to create ambitious, surprising, and compelling artistic work that brings people together and connects communities. As a commissioner of world-class programming aimed at residents and visitors, Absolutely Cultured works strategically with partners both inside the city and across the North, UK and internationally to cement Hull's reputation as a centre for culture and creativity. Alongside the commissioned work, the company also programmes and runs Humber Street Gallery, now a firm fixture in the ever-evolving Fruit Market area and is also developing the award-winning City of Culture Volunteer Programme, continuing the opportunity to put people at the forefront of the city's iconic voice. Absolutely Cultured is an independent organisation with charitable status continuing the work of Hull 2017 Limited. Absolutely Cultured is funded by a range of partners including public bodies, National Lottery distributors and local and national businesses. Key contributions are from Hull City Council and Arts Council England; Spirit of 2012 and Nesta support helps deliver the volunteer programme; and Wykeland and Rollits are the company’s corporate partners.
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United Kingdom

The Nest Collective

The Nest Collective

The Nest Collective, founded by folk singer Sam Lee, is a leading force in developing contemporary and cross-cultural folk music in the UK. We celebrate music with a connection to folk tradition, in the broadest possible sense. For over 10 years The Nest Collective has been London's way to experience folk & roots music, creating a community that seeks extraordinary music in unexpected places.
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United Kingdom

Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble is a group of 12 outstanding musicians who champion music written for strings, crossing genres, styles, periods, and art forms to make new connections. You might find them playing in a prestigious concert hall, a shopping centre, your local pub or an international music festival; by performing in as many different places as possible, they aim to reach as many different people as possible, letting them experience and enjoy classical music in a way that is relevant to them. Linking each and every event is a commitment to live performance of the absolute highest quality.
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United Kingdom

Gasworks

Gasworks

Established in 1994, Gasworks is a non-profit contemporary visual art organisation working at the intersection between UK and international practices and debates. We provide studios for London-based artists; commission emerging UK-based and international artists to present their first major exhibitions in the UK; and develop a highly-respected international residencies programme, which offers rare opportunities for international artists to research and develop new work in London. All programmes are accompanied by events and participatory workshops that engage audiences directly with artists and their work.
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United Kingdom

Bow Arts Trust

Bow Arts Trust

Our mission is to support community renewal in East London by delivering Arts and Creative Services through a financially sustainable model. present, Bow Arts operates at a number of different Studios across east London. We also operate a Live Work scheme throughout several sites in Bow, which provides housing for practising artists who have an interest in community work. We currently house around 400 artists in eight workspace sites, and two Live Work sites, including the iconic Balfron Tower.
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United Kingdom

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