In 1898, classical composer Samuel is hearing his Ballad in A minor being performed for the first time. Nervous.
In 2020, Song is staring at her composition. Nervous.
120 years apart their music meets the other.
‘Looking him up… Has made me walk a little taller, into my music class, the last week. He was born in Holborn in 1875. Victorian London.
Black Victorian London. Musical Black Victorian London existed. Ha. I’m gonna remember that – next time I go into a room and notice I’m the only Black person here.’
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By Wise Children
In this episode, a croaky voiced Emma arms herself with her fluffy mic and goes in search of answers about making a musical, Orchestrators and Sitzprobes. Featuring interviews with the Romantics writing team and exclusive clips straight from the sound desk on press night.
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Art on the Brink of Brexit
By Dash Arts Podcast
As we release our final podcast of 2020, we’re still muddling through Brexit in the UK, with the nation holding its breath to see what this momentous change will mean for us all In timely fashion, we’re revisiting our live event Art on the Brink of Brexit, recorded in 2018,
which hosted a panel of first and second generation migrant artists working in the UK, to discuss what Brexit would mean for them and what it would mean for the future of the arts in Britain. We were joined by Bojana Janković from theatre collective There There, a performance company which is 50% Romanian and 50% Serbian, Victor Pãtrãşcan, a comedian originally from Romania, and theatre maker Miriam Sherwood, whose cabaret Rendezvous in Bratislava is inspired by her Slovak grandfather. We discussed the impact of the EU referendum on their work, how art can cross cultural divides and help heal the fractures caused by Brexit, with some very lively audience discussion on the differences between an expat and an immigrant and whether or not offensive comedy is worth the laughter. A huge thank you to all of our listeners this year and to all of 2020’s guests, who kindly contributed their time to bring the Dash Arts Podcast to life. Despite the loss of our live events, it was a pleasure to engage with our audiences through 16 incredible podcasts that we loved making. You can listen back to all of the Dash Arts Podcasts by searching DASH ARTS on all major podcasting platforms, or on our website here Song Credits:Valentina by Dynamite IslandIs the Party Nearly Over? by Dynamite Island Hear more tracks from Rendezvous in Bratislava hereFind our more about Miriam Sherwood and her company Dynamite Island hereFind out more about Victor Pãtrãşcan’s comedy hereFind out more about Bojana Janković and ThereThere here. Also discover Bojana’s latest project Temporary Works here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Lem ‘N’ Ginge: The Princess of Kakos
Two down-and-out actresses are on the hunt for some stage work. Failing that, they’ll take up a lucrative quest to find the local princess’ stolen voice. In this chaotic tale, Lem N Ginge encounter queer frogs, woke baes, and their first actual deadline.
Written and performed by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, starring Sharon D. Clarke.
Episode 1: Now bugger off!
Ell and Mary blunder into the citadel of Kakos on the hunt for a theatre. Why’s it so dead?
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Judas and the Black Messiah
By 99% Invisible
Chairman Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party until his life was cut short on December 4, 1969, when more than a dozen law enforcement officers busted in his West Chicago apartment in a pre-dawn raid. Hampton was shot to death in his bed. He was 21 years old.
The Amelia Project
Coproduced by Open House Theatre
The Amelia Project is a dark comedy podcast about a secret agency offering a very special service: Faking its clients’ deaths and bringing them back with a new identity! Its eccentric clientele includes cult leaders, scientists, politicians and even an AI, all desperate to disappear and start over… But how long can the secrecy last?
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The School of HighTide
by HighTide Theatre
The School of HighTide podcast supported by Nick Hern Books, is a six-part series expanding on the content of the School of HighTide, our free workshop programme for emerging writers of colour. Its aim is to help artists expand their craft, including practical writing skills, navigating the industry, the future of theatre, politics and artist wellbeing.
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Breaking Silence: The Pact of Forgetting
by Dash Arts
In the first episode of our four-part podcast series Breaking Silence, we examine Pacto del Olvido, Spain’s ‘pact of forgetting’ – a collective decision to forget the thousands of crimes against humanity under Franco’s 40-year dictatorship. Many of those who committed atrocities have still not been prosecuted and held to account, and Franco’s victims continue to seek justice to this day.
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AVAILABLE SOON It is Easy to be DeadFinborough Theatre Breón Rydell with the Finborough Theatre presents Born in Aberdeen, Charles Sorley was studying in Germany when the First World War broke out and was briefly imprisoned as an enemy alien. He was one of the first to join the army in 1914. Killed in action […]
Community TransmissionChris Thorpe Community Transmission is just a story I wanted to tell you. It’s not really about Covid, as much as a new version of an old and dangerous virus that existed before Covid and will outlast it. Also, while the incident and location of the story I’m telling has been adapted, the conversation I’m […]
AVAILABLE SOON It’s True, It’s True, It’s TrueBreach Theatre Based on the original court transcripts, this dramatisation blends history, myth and contemporary commentary to ask: how much has really changed in the last four centuries? The story centres on an unwelcome visit from artist Tassi to Artemisia’s home while her father is away. What happens […]