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Care Journeys – Positive Destinations for our Young People

Care Journeys – Positive Destinations for our Young People

Care Journeys – Positive Destinations for our Young People As part of Barnardo’s Scotland’s celebration of the Year of the Young People, we are delighted to be involved in an event focusing on young people’s experiences in the care system and beyond. The event will highlight the realities and issues that young people face during…

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Children and Young People Now Awards – We’re finalists!

Children and Young People Now Awards – We’re finalists!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the ‘Children and Young People Now Awards 2018’! Curious Monkey along with North Tyneside Council are finalists in ‘The Arts and Culture Award’ category under the name of ‘Leaving, North Tyneside Council.’ The Arts and Culture Award highlights the initiatives that have done the most to inspire children…

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Creating a meaningful partnership with tour venues

Creating a meaningful partnership with tour venues

As Artistic Director of a small touring theatre company with ambition to do meaningful, in-depth work with communities around the shows we create everywhere we take them, I often feel frustrated at just how challenging it can be to actually deliver on what we plan and say we will do with venues. Not without trying,…

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Two Newcastle Reflections

Two Newcastle Reflections

This phase of Two Newcastles was such a colourful, chaotic, musical, whirlwind blast of a process. I was so proud of what we all created in just 3 weeks, it felt like a proper culmination of the last 2/3 years we’ve all known each other. The rehearsals at the Exchange in North Shields (which is…

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Curious Monkey are Northern Stage Associate Artists

Curious Monkey are Northern Stage Associate Artists

We’re really excited to be part of the new cohort of Northern Stage Associate Artists, working alongside the Northern Stage team to create a new coproduction to be staged in 2020. What a pleasure to be going on this journey alongside our fellow Associates Ballet Lorent, Curious Arts, Gateway Studio Project and Luca Alexandra Rutherford.  The…

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Refugee Week 2018

Refugee Week 2018

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and encourages a better understanding between communities. Refugee Week started in…

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Tech week for a breastfeeding director

Tech week for a breastfeeding director

It’s international women’s day and as I sit on the toilet in the accessible loo of a theatre pumping milk at a snail’s pace from my breasts I’m wondering “how many other woman are doing this right now?” In toilets, cupboards, cars, train loos or if you’re lucky designated pumping rooms. I love breastfeeding, the…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 6

Young Curious Monkey – Day 6

Laura here again, still busy with my placement at Curious Monkey. This morning was a really exciting morning as I got to finally see a full performance of Leaving. This performance was a special event as the play was being used as part of the Barnardo’s staff training day. The play’s focus is on care…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 5

Young Curious Monkey – Day 5

Hi everyone, it’s Laura here again! This morning I discovered the tech week essentials: Coffee, Macbooks, and cues, cues and more cues. The Curious Monkey team are working hard, making cues for EVERYTHING. Cues for lighting, cues for sound, cues for the actors to move, cues for the actors lines, literally everything. This morning I…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 4

Young Curious Monkey – Day 4

Hi there, it’s Laura again on my placement with Curious Monkey. I don’t want to alarm anyone but… it’s tech week already! I’ll be following the cast and crew throughout this week as they get ready for Leaving to open at Northern Stage before it goes on tour! Today mostly involved tidying up some of…

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