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End of Fringe Report Drinks

Friday, 6 July, 2012

As you may know, Fringe Report closes for ever on its 10th anniversary, which is Thursday 12 July 2012.

We’re inviting all our friends and colleagues to drinks at 19:30 at Henry’s in Covent Garden, details below. If you can be in London that night, we’ll look forward to seeing you there.

WHEN
Thursday 12 July 2012 at 19:30.
WHERE
Henry’s Café Bar
5-6 Henrietta Street,
WC2E 8PS

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Three hours of Gin. This Saturday. Bloomsbury.

Friday, 29 June, 2012

Celebrate Richard Barnett’s book The Dedalus Book of Gin on this guided walk into the darker side of Enlightenment London.

Eighteenth-century London was awash with cheap, fiery gin. William Hogarth and Henry Fielding railed against it; politicians legislated against it; doctors blamed it for destroying the nation. But what was the truth behind the epidemic of depravity? Celebrate Richard Barnett’s book The Dedalus Book of Gin on this guided walk into the darker side of Enlightenment London. This tour of the historical gin hotspots of Soho and Covent Garden, ends with a book-signing and a glass of gin at Treadwell’s Bookshop. Tickets include a copy of The Dedalus Book of Gin and a complimentary glass of gin. The event is supported by Hendrick’s.

30 June 2012 at 2:45 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Treadwell’s Books
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1E 7BS
0207 240 8906
www.treadwells-london.com/

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Overseas Writers: BBC Radio Playwriting Competition

Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers and is now in its 23rd year.

It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 53-minute radio drama for up to six characters.

There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language.

The two winners will come to London and see their play made into a full radio production, which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service.

They will also each receive a £2,000 prize and there are certificates for runners-up.

The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium.

Whether you’re experienced, new, or somewhere in between, BBC World Service want to hear from you.

Deadline: 31st July 2012

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Rich Mix Theatre, Dance London: June 29th, 30th

Thursday, 21 June, 2012

Stand By Premiere, plus other work

Claudia Palazzo

In western society women are taught to be individual and independent. Dependence on other people is looked upon as weak. Same too with dependence on substances. Are these two categories of dependence are similarly devastating? When is independence destructive? Choreographer Maddy Wynne-Jones tackles these questions with the courage and innovation that has become her trademark.

Stand-By will be premiered in a triple bill celebrating the versatility, diversity, and momentum of the Tempered Body collective, presenting in addition two brand new works by TBDT dancers Claudia Palazzo and Holly Blakey.

Tempered Body Dance Theatre have been gaining recognition since their beginning in 2007. Founded by Canadian choreographer Maddy Wynne-Jones, the company has been Resident Company of Chisenhale Dance Space since 2009, and Associate Company of Rich Mix since April 2011

www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/tempered-body-dance-theatre/

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Kilburn Film Festival – Five Continents in North London

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

28 June to 8 July

Kilburn Film Festival features film from Nigeria, India, Ireland, Brazil, France, Senegal, Japan, Australia and more, plus classics and films by artists, by older people, by children. With talks refreshments and music.

One highlight is the Films by Artists evening on 5 July.

TIME CLIPS THE WINGS OF LOVE: Si Sapsford / 2012 . Evoking the innocence of old Hollywood films and inspired by a woman’s memory of her first sexual awakening as she reflects on the passage of time.

HOPE AND GLORY: Si Sapsford / 2012 . A boy running in snow is juxtaposed with conversation between former crew members of Steve Fosette’s multihull Cheyenne reflecting on the politics and bureaucracy of the Jules Verne 2004 non-stop round the world race.

IN PROGRESS: Noemi Lakmaier /2012. Femininity, disability and the expectations and stereotypes associated with both are explored through filming a woman’s face as she performs ambiguous yet seemingly private tasks. http://www.noemilakmaier.co.uk

DOUBLE PENDULUM: Faisal Abdu’Allah / 2012 Faisal teamed up with scientists to show how polluted air in East London could threaten athletes at the Games and how pollution shortens the lives of the people living near them, the poor, who are often from ethnic minorities. Features athlete Jeanette Kwakye and footballer Anthony Grant. http://www.faisalabduallah.com

Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Rd., NW6 5BA

www.kilburnfilms.co.uk

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Spirit of Rio, at Battersea Arts

Tuesday, 19 June, 2012

Part of LIFT and the London 2012 Festival. 8 July 3-10pm

This summer the spirit of Rio will be landing on the streets of London as the Rio Occupation London rolls into town.

Marking the link between London 2012 and Rio 2016, 30 of the city’s most exciting artists will be turning up the Brazilian heat in London in the run up to the Olympics with an eye-watering series of performances, parties, pop-up films and music events presented across the city.

This month-long occupation kicks off with a big Brazilian party thrown at Battersea Arts Centre featuring film, theatre, music and DJs including João Brasil . So grab yourself a caipirinha, explore the building and enjoy the best Rio has to offer all wrapped up in one long party.

www.bac.org.uk

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Cabaret Award at Edinburgh Fringe

Friday, 15 June, 2012

Time Out and Soho Theatre are delighted to announce that they are joining forces to present the first cabaret award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; TO&ST launching for the 2012 festival.

TO&ST will celebrate quality and brilliance in cabaret. With one award given to the show the judges believe is the best cabaret show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As well as the industry recognition the winner of the award will be offered a two week run at Soho Theatre and will have a full feature about their show in Time Out.

There are three judges for the award, they are Time Out Cabaret Editor Ben Walters, Soho Theatre Comedy & Cabaret Producer Steve Lock and Artistic Director of the Glasgow Cabaret Festival Frodo McDaniel; they see all eligible shows and decide the winner of the award.

There will be a maximum of six shows shortlisted for the award; this shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 15 August 2012 with a celebratory show for the shortlisted shows the weekend of Saturday 18 August. The winning show will be announced on Thursday 23 August 2012.

Follow the awards on twitter @TOASTAward and at facebook.com/TOASTAward

Further information from Amy Belson: amybelson@sohotheatre.com