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The future of circus is social

| by Lyn Gardner

How can circus create change? What can artists in the UK and other parts of Europe learn from each other? As circus celebrates its 250th birthday, Lyn Gardner reflects on Fresh Circus in Brussels, continuing our Culture after Brexit series

What draws British playwrights to Europe?

| by Lyn Gardner

In the UK, do we take our European identity for granted? Our Culture after Brexit series continues with acclaimed writers Simon Stephens, David Greig and Zinnie Harris telling Lyn Gardner how artists in other European countries inject new meaning into their plays

Dancing in my kitchen

| by Hetain Patel

Artist Hetain Patel turns YouTube vlogger in his new project about identity and cultural heritage. Watch the first episodes in the series and find out why he’s making films in his kitchen

Hip hop across the divide

| by Hakeem Onibudo

Against a background of political tension in Venezuela, 50 young dancers from Caracas come together to train and perform. Impact Dance's Hakeem Onibudo reflects on the "hip hop heads", blacked-out cars and joy that defined the project

Investigating the future of dance for 50 years

| by Cathy Gomez

What do our bodies know? Watch a conversation with choreographer Siobhan Davies on the importance of movement, embodied intelligence and the impulse to create, as part of her new series Future Recollections

Playing Juliet changed my life

| by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Colonialism, racism and Shakespeare. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown remembers a painful yet transformative teenage experience in 1960s Uganda

How to avoid tokenism

| by Tarik Elmoutawakil

Marlborough Theatre's Tarik Elmoutawakil shares his tips on how arts organisations and programmers can improve inclusion – without resorting to tick-box diversity

"When we first went to Europe we found another world"

| by Lyn Gardner

Working in Europe was a formative influence for Forced Entertainment. Continuing our Culture after Brexit series, Artistic Director Tim Etchells tells Lyn Gardner how travelling helped the company grow and reflects on what the future might hold for younger companies

Catch up with UK theatre and dance festivals in 2018

| by Harriet Guest

2018 is set to be another strong year for UK festivals. Get out your diary and check out our snapshot of festivals in theatre, dance, live art and outdoor arts for the next six months


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