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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

A new kind of vogue comes to the Unlimited festival

| by Harriet Guest

The first ever vogue house of d/Deaf and disabled dancers pushes creative boundaries and fuses sign language into their choreography. Watch a trailer about the creation of The Unlimited House of Krip ahead of Unlimited 2018

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

Confessions of a live art programmer

| by Aaron Wright

What is 'good' and 'bad' work? Are we just looking to see ourselves represented? Should we rethink curating? As Fierce Festival opens in Birmingham, Artistic Director Aaron Wright shares some blazingly honest reflections on life, art and live art

Will Edinburgh continue to be a marketplace for European theatre?

| by Lyn Gardner

Acclaimed companies from Europe, such as Ontroerend Goed and Aurora Nova, have built their international reputations at the Edinburgh Fringe. Producers from Belgium, Germany, Finland and the Czech Republic tell Lyn Gardner why the Fringe is a crucial date for them – and whether they will continue to head there after Brexit


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