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Celebrate the bizarre at Orbit Festival 2021

23 November – 4 December, 2021 HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary culture, is once again playing host to the award-winning Orbit Festival which celebrates extraordinary, award-winning, international artists. One of Manchester’s most exciting theatre festivals, this…

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Eight-Freestyle: Dick Whittington and his Amazing Cat

This December the road to Contact is paved with Panto Gold! The Bells are ringing out for a sure-fire Christmas hit show at CONTACT this Christmas as eight-freestyle present: ‘Dick Whittington and his Amazing Cat!’ This upbeat, modern production of the classic rags-to-riches story tells the tale…

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The story behind Mandy Redvers-Rowe's Getting Even

Mandy Redvers-Rowe, a writer for television, radio and stage, talks about what inspired her recent project Getting Even. Where did the inspiration for this project come from? During lockdown I was following the Disability News Service and becoming increasingly disturbed about the very real…

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The value of artistic communities by Kate Feld

by Kate Feld It’s well known that writing is a solitary kind of art, and writing hybrid or multi-genre work, as I do, could well be its most solitary subdivision. The poets and the fiction writers, the essayists and the dramatists – it can feel as though all of them have their own communities…

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