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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

UK theatre and dance festivals in 2019

| by Harriet Guest

Looking for some of the best contemporary performance from the UK and beyond? We've put together a snapshot of UK wide performing arts festivals from January to June

Round up: Unlimited Festival 2018

| by Harriet Guest

120 delegates from 40 countries descended on London for Unlimited 2018, a festival presenting extraordinary work by disabled artists. Catch up on all the features, discussion, blogs and videos in our round up of the week

Don’t be afraid to collaborate

What makes two artists click? How can you avoid problems when you start a new relationship? Unlimited 2018 artists share their experiences of working in collaboration

How can we avoid stereotyping disabled artists?

| by Nina Mühlemann

Support for arts and disability has increased over the past few years. But do programmers have unconscious prejudices? Nina Mühlemann speaks to Unlimited 2018 artists and producers – and shares some advice

Top 10 tips for touring internationally

| by Andrew Jones

Build trust, challenge your assumptions and embrace new experiences. As the Edinburgh Festivals kick off, the British Council’s very own Andrew Jones shares some expert advice for performing arts companies seeking international opportunities

"Shared stories keep us together"

| by Lyn Gardner

Will artists from the UK and EU still work together after Brexit? Nocturne, part of LIFT 2018, was created by the UK’s Andy Field and Latvia’s Krista Burāne. They speak to Lyn Gardner about collaboration, nature and public space in our latest Culture after Brexit blog

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

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


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