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Woza AfricaOn 15 April, via the African Women Playwrights' Network project, Yvette Hutchison launched Woza Africa: Theatre in the African Context, a free digital education resource which she designed with Kenyan playwright JC Niala and Public Engagement Consultant Flo Swann, to introduce teachers, theatre groups and students around the world to a wide range of African approaches to storytelling, alongside historic and cultural frames of reference.

It has had good take-up, with some 82 schools, theatre groups, public sector organisations and Universities from 19 countries uploading it so far. Theatres like the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and Birmingham Mac have signalled their intent to use it with their youth drama groups.


So please use or pass on the link to anyone who you think may want to explore aspects of theatre specific to the African contexts, especially with the challenges of remote teaching and home schooling right now https://warwick.ac.uk/awpn

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Invitation from Yvette Hutchison: African Women's Plays Leap Off A Global Page

African Women's Plays Leap Off A Global Page

21 February, 6.30 p.m. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

22 February, 5.00 p.m. Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

When did you last watch a play written by an African woman? Have you ever read one? This is only the second published collection of plays written by African women, the last edited by Kathy Perkins ten years ago. The African Women’s Playwright Network, established through a n AHRC and University of Warwick funded research project, has connected more than 240 African women creative practitioners from 21 countries on the African continent and beyond.

We would like to warmly welcome you join us as we launch one outcome of this project, Contemporary plays by African Women, in Coventry and/ or Oxford.

 


"Contemporary Plays by African Women" launches in collaboration with the Belgrade Youth Group

Yvette's co-edited collection of Contemporary Plays by African Women will be launched in collaboration with the Belgrade Youth Group at two events - at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on Thursday 21st February, and Oxford Playhouse on 22nd February, for details see

http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/contemporary-plays-by-african-women

https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/whats-on/all-shows/contemporary-plays-by-african-women/11997


Professor Nadine Holdsworth awarded £9000 from the University's HEIF Impact Fund to support a project with the National Maritime Museum

Congratulations to Professor Nadine Holdsworth who has been awarded £9000 from the University's HEIF Impact Fund to support a project with the National Maritime Museum called 'Maritime Creativity: From Archive to Exhibition'.

 

 

Tue 08 Jan 2019, 11:18 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research Impact Funding

Dr David Coates receives funding to run a Heritage Open Day at the Shelley Theatre in Boscombe, Dorset.

Congratulations to Dr David Coates, who has received £1000 from the Public Engagement Fund to run a Heritage Open Day at the Shelley Theatre in Boscombe, Dorset. This venue was originally built as a private theatre in the home of Sir Percy Florence Shelley, the son of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the poet, and the Mary Shelley, the novelist. The event is being run to pump-prime a larger project titled ‘The Legacies and Cultural Heritage of the Shelley family in Dorset’, which he hopes will be supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Open day will include three expert-led interactive workshops on the Shelley family’s legacies, a rehearsed reading of two manuscript playlets written by Sir Percy Florence Shelley, and an introduction to the proposed two-year project.

 

 

Mon 17 Dec 2018, 09:00 | Tags: Research Impact Funding Dr David Coates

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