When Oscar Wilde died in 1900, the few obituaries that appeared were miserable: The Times concluded that death had brought an end to ‘what must have been a life of wretchedness and unavailing regret’, while The Sunday Times thought ‘no sadder record of a life wilfully blighted can be found… ’ And yet—more than a century later—Wilde’s star burns brighter than ever, and as Matthew Sturgis writes in his new biography (Oscar: A Life) ‘the position he holds is an extrao
London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, juggling, puppetry, live art, mime and physical theatre.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella performed by the award-winning New Adventures company is a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War that returned in 2017 with its major UK tour and is now touring internationally until March 2019. During Christmas 2017, the show was filmed and aired by the BBC before it hit cinemas worldwide in February 2018.
With Edinburgh Fringe coming to a close for another year, British Council is reminding artists with exceptional new productions to apply to be part of the next Edinburgh Showcase – taking place 19-24 August 2019.
British Council's biennial platform puts on the best of contemporary UK theatre, dance and live art at the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals. If you are a UK-based artist or organisation, visit the Edinburgh Showcase website to apply.
The Department for International Trade has awarded £319,244 split between 19 music artists from the UK in the latest round of the Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS) in August 2018.
Part of the Exporting is GREAT campaign, the MEGS offers grants between £5,000–£50,000 to UK-registered independent music companies for help with marketing campaigns targeted at introducing UK music projects overseas. Funding is based on the ambition of the campaign, measured by financial commitment, sales targets and business outputs.
The Culture Diary, with the GREAT Britain Campaign, the Department for International Trade and HMG partners, curated the UK Innovation Hub stand, and supported the Futures Stage and Knowledge Hub with exhibitors, panels and showcases at the International Business Festival on 27–28 June.Highlights include:
Take your first steps into international touring and grow your audiences abroad with The Art of Export. Download a pdf copy here.
This guide offers essential advice and experiences from industry leaders. It also has a go-to list of services available from government departments and agencies to help you make the most of international opportunities.
The Fiery Beat of the Brazilian Culture! Event at Little Brazil, Boca Raton, Florida, USA - on 02/23/2018. Sold out!
Brazilian traditional dance, music, juggling tambourines performer, extravagant costumes and so much more!
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Shakespeare's Globe has announced a UK and international repertory tour of three plays 25 May–29 July 2018, a first for the company.
The company will take The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night on the road with the same cast playing parts in all three plays. On each night, the audience will have the choice of which play they will see.
The tour begins at Chilam Castle with a performance of each of the plays before two Sunday performances where the audience will vote their preference.
Jude Kelly CBE will leave Southbank Centre in May after 12 years as Creative Director to focus on the global development of Women of the World festival.