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Exciting Update

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FANTASTIC NEWS

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our Grants for the Arts application. HOORAH! We will receive funding from The Arts Council of England to explore and develop Unanima Theatre’s place within the arts sector.

NEW HOME

We are also excited to share with you our new home. Unanima Theatre will now be Artists in Residence at The Old Library Arts Venue and Media Centre in Mansfield, the home of the formidable County Youth Arts who have been instrumental in Unanima’s inception and continuing success.

A new partnership with Vision West Nottinghamshire College and Create Theatre is also an exciting development and we hope to work with VWNC’s Performing Arts Graduates and current students as Early Career Artists.

NEW THEATRE

Alongside organisational development, Unanima Theatre will invite new participants to research, develop, devise and present a brand new piece of theatre to be performed at various venues in Nottinghamshire and beyond.

BECOME A MEMBER

Unanima is an inclusive community theatre company with an ethos for integration. If you are a young person or adult aged 16+, with or without a learning disability, and you are interested in becoming part of our team, please get in touch.

Email: office.unanima@gmail.com or via Twitter @unanimatheatre

DONATE TO OUR CROWD FUND

We will be launching a crowd fund very soon. If you would like to donate a pound or two, you would be making an amazing contribution to an innovative, inclusive theatre company.

If you are rich, you are welcome to donate as much as you like.

 

 

 

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Funding Bids

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We are almost at the ‘pressing send and holding our breath with fingers and toes crossed,’ stage of our funding application.

Although we have been quiet recently,  our Creative Producer – Tracy and Creative Director – Jayne, have been planning, prepping, attending training, developing and fundraising…lots of things with ‘ings’, including tweeting (on which we have just gathered our 500th follow = @hamletinlove).

So thank you for your patience. Please keep in touch and look out for some exciting Unanima news in the next few weeks.

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Collecting Stories at Southwell Folk Festival

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A fantastic reminder of a wonderful summer.

Here’s an edit by www.iandearmanmedia.com of our fabulous storytellers who popped in to see us at Southwell Folk Festival in June.

Click here https://vimeo.com/70553062 for Story edit

Click here https://vimeo.com/69251256 for a song by the fabulous Jasper in the Company of Others

Enjoy!

 

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Collecting Stories sharing event/performance

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Southwell Folk Festival

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Come and see our Story Tree and tell it a tale or three!

Click here http://podblogcollectingstories.blogspot.co.uk/

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Collecting Stories

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Unanima Theatre are delivering a Heritage Lottery funded project.

Collecting Stories – instigated and managed by Southwell Care Project – is a participatory arts and heritage initiative, enabling adults with learning disabilities to explore their local heritage, collect and share stories and create a theatre/film installation based on the experience.

Check out the blog for Collecting Stories here,

http://podblogcollectingstories.blogspot.co.uk/

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Hilarious You Tube Film

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Watch this hilarious short film and do a good deed at the same time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfFpC8uhkn8

Our fabulous founding member, Cissy is part of a women’s footie team in London and they are up for some fantastic sponsorship. Just watch and share the vid, each view gathers votes.

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The Guardian – Case for Culture

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Can you spot our Creative Director in this Guardian article?

Follow the link;

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/interactive/2012/dec/07/case-for-culture-100-voices

Unanima Theatre helping to make a case for culture.

We only need £10,000 per year to make great art happen.

Can you help us?

office.unanima@gmail.com

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Article in Nottingham Evening Post

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Mis-quoted and slightly disgruntled!

If you read the article in yesterday’s Nottingham Evening Post (page 7 of Monday 24th September issue) we would like you to know that Jayne Lewis, our Creative Director, was mis-quoted. We were pleased to have an article in such a well known paper and the photograph looks great but it wasn’t the story we agreed to. Here is the actual press release which Jayne wrote;

Press Release: Wednesday 12th September 2012
Even the wettest weather couldn’t dampen the Unanima spirit

It rained and it poured yet the audience still roared with laughter for Unanima Theatre’s performance of Horace, on a damp Nottingham Market Square, as part of the week long WEYA Festival (World Event Young Artists).
A colourful, bouncy castle like, mobile venue played host to the energetic, family-friendly comedy devised and performed by award winning Unanima Theatre. Horace is the story of one man, with one chance to look at the world from a different angle, to challenge the thing that niggles within which always prevents Horace from winning. The thing that still brought tears to his bi-focalled eyes with every memory…the scary school bully.
An audience of sixty or more joined Horace and the integrated ensemble cast of adults with learning disabilities and young people aged 16+, to see if he could get a job, get a life and even find the perfect wife.
The Mighty Creatives, owners of the bright mobile tent venue, tweeted that the performance of Horace was ‘wonderful’.
An audience member commented; ‘I was just walking through the market square and heard Michael Jackson’s Bad being played with lots of giggles from the surrounding crowd. I went to see what the fuss was about and was surprised to enjoy a comedy theatre piece that was truly funny, very clever and inclusive too.’
Tracy Radford, Unanima Theatre’s Creative Producer, set the project up as a pilot in 2008 funded by County Youth Arts, hosted by The Minster School and supported by Southwell Care Project. Creative Director, Jayne Lewis was contracted to develop a devised piece of theatre that the whole group had input in creating and presenting, and with one success after another, Unanima Theatre are now approaching their fifth year. But with funding becoming increasingly difficult to access, Unanima Theatre will now take an autumn break, following the WEYA Festival, in order to research and develop a stronger future.
If you would like further information about Unanima Theatre, or would like to offer support or sponsorship, please visit www.unanima-theatre.co.uk Tweet us @unanimatheatre or become our Facebook friend at Unanima Southwell.
Unanima’s performance of Horace at WEYA, Wednesday 12th September was commissioned by County Youth Arts and City Arts.
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World Event Young Artists

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Our family friendly comedy performance of Horace went down a storm on Wednesday, at the very first WEYA Festival in Nottingham.

It rained…then it poured, but the audience still roared with laughter!

Here are a few photos courtesy of Ian Dearman Media www.iandearmanmedia.co.uk

 

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