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Get an insight into hotly discussed issues in theatre and dance and hear from some of the inspiring people we work with – plus our latest opportunities

What does punk mean to today’s young theatre makers?

| by Hannah Nicklin

Is punk relevant for UK performance makers in their 20s and 30s? How does this generation view DIY practices and their relationship to technology, race and class? In the second of our two features on punk and performance, Hannah Nicklin speaks to Rachael Clerke and Selina Thompson – both of whom appear at In Between Time 2017 – and to genre-fluid performers Action Hero

How punk inspired my work in live art

| by Lois Keidan and Anthony Roberts

2016 is the 40th anniversary of punk. Here, Lois Keidan and Anthony Roberts remember coming of age during punk’s heyday and tell us how the movement inspired them to become trailblazers in live art

How Outburst festival is building a home for queer arts in Belfast and beyond

| by Dr. Monica B. Pearl

Outburst has grown from a small grassroots event into an acclaimed international festival. Monica B. Pearl explores how its links with the Americas are challenging prejudice and developing artists – with this year’s programme including digital commissions and new work from Brazil and the Caribbean

What gives theatre in Wales its radical edge?

| by Emma Geliot and Cathy Gomez

Wales is a small nation with an international outlook and a history of pushing boundaries. Emma Geliot and Cathy Gomez explore a scene that challenges the way we think about community, language and space

‘Shakespeare teaches you love’

What does Shakespeare mean to artists in South Asia? Directors from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan share their thoughts

Creative and adventurous

| by Milos Avric

From Cardiff to Newcastle, our staff go behind the scenes of four key UK performing arts venues

"I want to go home and shake things up."

| by Eleanor Turney

Nakhyun Kang tells Eleanor Turney how he plans to shake things up with typically traditional and conservative Korean dance and theatre

What the world might think

| by Gavin Stride

Gavin Stride of Farnham Maltings explains why they organise caravan with Brighton Festival every two years


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