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NEWS: There’s Hijinx at Cardiff Airport thanks to Arts & Business Cymru’s 100th Investment

An initiative that will see staff at Cardiff Airport being trained by actors with learning disabilities to help improve their communications skills is the 100th project to benefit from a funding injection by Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru’s CultureStep programme. The forward-thinking scheme will see 20 members of the Airport’s security staff undergoing training with six learning disabled actors from ...

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INTERVIEW: Jesse Meadows on The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education: then, a nineties political mantra, now a nostalgia-fest of nineties music, Tamagotchis, and timely political poignancy in a riotously funny and reflective piece of theatre from, Bristol-based, The Wardrobe Ensemble. Putting politics in the comprehensive, the play is a charming charge through the hopeful optimism of teachers and children alike in the aftermath of Tony Blair’s election, ...

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INTERVIEW: Ruthie Henshall on Chicago, Mama Morton and taking life as it comes

An unquestionable legend in the world of musical theatre, Ruthie Henshall has astounded audiences in London’s West End and on Broadway, served as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and is an Olivier award winner and five-time nominee. Just before she stepped on stage in London’s Phoenix Theatre as Mama Morton in Chicago, she spoke to The Reviews Hub’s Fraser ...

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INTERVIEW: 91-year-old James Hugh Macdonald on his debut play, Happy Warriors.

In the same week that Britain’s two eldest men celebrated their 110th birthdays, James Hugh Macdonald, in comparison a sprightly 91-year-old, saw his debut play, Happy Warriors receive its world premiere at the Gatehouse Theatre in London. Having worked in both journalism and the Diplomatic Service before retirement, Macdonald took almost 10 years to write his first play. Based on ...

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Latitude set for 13th Henham Park takeover

Latitude returns to Henham Park for its 13th edition from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 July 2018 and with the spring weather starting to push through and the bank holiday weekend giving us a small taste of freedom, it’s only natural that thoughts wander to our favourite festival of the year. Although still a good few months away the organisers ...

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Lancaster’s The Dukes to stage major two-day dementia festival

Lancaster’s The Dukes will stage Creative Adventures in Dementia, a two-day festival celebrating three years of its pioneering work for people with dementia, on 17 and 18 May 2018. Aiming to promote how the arts can improve the lives and mental well-being of people with dementia, Creative Adventures in Dementia will showcase some of the achievements The Dukes already has ...

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