Archive for January, 2012


Emerging Writers Showcase at Chickenshed Studio

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012

Chickenshed’s Studio Theatre will be showcasing a festival of exciting and eclectic new work from Company writers and creators currently being nurtured through the Chickenshed Writers’ Group. It happens 15 – 18 February at the Chickenshed Studio Theatre, Southgate (London N14 4PE).

Each evening plays host to a diverse array of pieces ranging from off-beat comedy to social drama, and from physical theatre to poignant stories. These evenings of theatre promise to be lively and full of surprises.

Tickets are £6.00, the minimum age recommendation is 12 years. More information at



Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2012 has opened for submissions

Friday, 6 January, 2012

Film makers invited to submit for the 14th Showcase event

Recognised internationally as a leading showcase of short films and renowned for its championing of emerging and established creative talent, Rushes Soho Shorts has built a phenomenal following and maintains a significant bridge between the independent and commercial filmmaking communities.

The annual not-for-profit festival celebrates the previous year’s best director in each of eight competitive categories.


Short Film Award – live action work under 15mins, from long standing filmmakers Newcomer Award – live action work under 15mins, from new filmmakers


International  Award – live action work under 15mins, from new and long standing filmmakers


Animation Award – animated work under 15mins from new and long standing filmmakers Documentary Award – factual work under 15mins from new and long standing filmmakers Music Video Award – promo work under 15mins from new and long standing filmmakers Long Form Award – live action work under 30mins from new and long standing filmmakers Pushing Boundaries Award – brilliantly creative, experimental work or branded content under 5mins from new and long standing filmmakers

Work can be submitted at   The competition entry fee is £15. Students £10.  Films can be submitted up until 5th April, with the shortlisted films being announced early in June.





Lyndie Wright Gets MBE for Services to Puppetry

Thursday, 5 January, 2012

A wonderful 50th Anniversary Year for Little Angel Theatre in Islington was crowned when Lyndie Wright received the MBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to the craft of puppetry.

Most recently, Lyndie has designed and made puppets for Little Angel’s collaboration with Kneehigh Theatre – A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings – which runs at Little Angel until the end of January 2012.

More at:


16 Jan is last date for Fringe Report Award nominations

Tuesday, 3 January, 2012

You know someone who deserves recognition!

You can send your nominations for a Fringe Report Award right up to 16th Jan. We’d love to recognise as many people as we can for their extraordinary contributions to the Fringe, the vibrant heart of theatre in the UK and the world.

You can nominate a performer, producer, director, lighting or sound professional or anyone else you think has gone the extra mile to deliver or contribute to, a performance of outstanding quality and effect.

More details at:



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