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Round up: Edinburgh Showcase 2019

| by Harriet Guest

185 delegates from 46 countries attended the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 – our platform for UK theatre and dance companies to introduce their work to international promoters. Catch up with all the latest from this year's Showcase including interviews with artists and companies, video playlists and our recommendations for shows and artists to watch in 2019

"It's a question of being visible"

| by Eleanor Turney

Does the Fringe have a diversity problem? Artists on our Artist Development Programme talk about their experience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A practical guide to touring in Australia

| by Matt Trueman

Overturn your assumptions, don't presume a western perspective, get to know the festival circuit, and pay attention to geography. Matt Trueman talks to artists and producers who share their tips about touring in Australia

Challenging stereotypes: The emergence of Latinx theatre

| by Gaël Le Cornec

The exotic Latina, the cleaner, the stripper. In her early career, Gaël Le Cornec was often asked to play stereotypes. She asks Latinx theatremakers and cultural leaders how Latin American voices can shape the UK theatre landscape beyond exoticism

"Art for art's sake is no longer an option"

| by Lyn Gardner

Exploring the arts, inclusion and Brexit, IETM Hull was a wake-up call, says Lyn Gardner. If the arts sector fails to diversify and engage more people across social divisions, it's in danger of becoming irrelevant. Part of our Culture after Brexit series

UK theatre and dance festivals in 2019 - update

| by Harriet Guest

From summer outdoor festivals to live art and technology – and, of course, the Edinburgh Festivals. Use our handy guide to plan your festival-going from July to December

Round up: Get ready for Edinburgh Showcase 2019

| by Harriet Guest

Trauma, identity and human rights: artists in Edinburgh Showcase 2019 are holding a mirror up to contemporary society. Catch up with the latest stories about this year's programme before the Showcase kicks off in August at the Edinburgh Festivals

“We are the hares running in front of the dogs”

| by Lyn Gardner

The visual arts scene in Athens is buzzing, with lots of international attention. But are private institutions threatening the development of the independent sector? Lyn Gardner speaks to Poka-Yio of ANTI, the Athens Biennale, as part of our Culture after Brexit series


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