Out of The Wings Festival’s call for submissions ends April 14th

The Out of the Wings (OOTW) Festival will return to London for its seventh edition this summer, from 11 to 15 July. Alongside their usual series of staged readings of UK-premiere translations at the Omnibus theatre, the festival will also see the return of the OOTW Forum, entitled Worldmaking on Stage: Community-building in and through Theatre Translation.
Until 14 April they are welcoming submissions for both the Forum and the readings. Please find the Call for Presenters for Worldmaking on Stage HERE, and the Call for Submissions of translations for the play readings HERE.

Independent theatremakers grasp THE KNOT!

This is your last call to sign up for the fascinating events in The Knot. Applications close at midnight tomorrow (25th May).

The Knot is a festival of ideas and conversations that creatives need to have. One year since theatres reopened, independent artists face many daunting questions – some seemingly unanswerable.

New Diorama Theatre (NDT) Broadgate, who work with many independent artists, know that these big, knotty questions aren’t being asked out in the open. They have created a one-week festival called The Knot which dares us all to leave the WhatsApp group, get out of the DMs, save our subtweets to draft, and engage together in the big conversations. However nervous we are.

For a week in June, freelance artists & independent companies are setting an audacious agenda, with bigger funded organisations attending on their terms. A bold programme of big-thinking panel discussions, game-changing workshops and mind-expanding speakers – plus theatre’s spiciest pub quiz.

Saturday 18 – Friday 24 June, the events are hosted at NDT Broadgate and online.

Sign up here

The Knot is a partnership between New Diorama Theatre, Bunny, Uproot and Culture Mile. All kindly supported by National Lottery funding awarded by Arts Council England.

Get ready to discover the April Fools Festival!

Those of you with a love for comedy and those who enjoy seeing emerging new talent will be delighted to welcome the brand new April Fools Festival.

Created and curated by rising physical comedy star Luke Rollason, he put together the festival to help newer performers find their audiences.

Luke says “Whilst on break from live performance in order to concentrate on becoming famous, I’ve been working on creating opportunities for new unusual comedians. Programming a festival turned out to be way, way harder than I thought.”

“April Fools Festival celebrates the most creative new voices in the biz, featuring their most madly ambitious new ideas.”

A two-day celebration of the most creative new voices in comedy today, April Fools features rising stars of the alternative scene running riot at the OSO, situated by the beautiful Barnes Pond in London.

It’s a comedy festival with dinosaur hunters, silent bank robberies, tiny big tops, bursting bodices and a slapstick battle royale… not to mention a fête of surreal stalls and stupid sports outdoors and in the theatre foyer.

Curated in association with OSO Arts Centre.

For more details and ticket information see the OSO website here

Luke Rollason. His hair has applied for settled status (pending).