Posts by: amygolding

‘Bubbling Under’

Check out the findings of Amy Golding’s research on the future of fringe and independent theatre it is docuemented on and featured in Arts Professional

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Young Curious Monkey: Sticking Around in Newcastle

Young Curious Monkey, Ellie, discusses what she’s been up to and why staying in Newcastle was a great idea…. Halfway through my English Literature degree at Newcastle, I took a step back from my laid back student life and thought ‘What am I actually doing?’ I had little over a year left of my degree…

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Future of Fringe Symposium

Young Curious Monkey, Ellie, discusses Amy Golding’s Future of Fringe Symposium and the ‘bubbling’ that North East theatre makers are starting to feel.. There has been a murmur amongst the fringe / independent scene in Newcastle for some time that something is bubbling beneath the surface and artists from the area can sense it. That…

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Young Curious Monkey

We’re very happy to have emerging producer Ellie Claughton working with us on our Young Curious Monkey Placement. Ellie has been working with us on the preparation of the Future of Fringe symposium and fundraising for Beats North…check back for her first blog with thoughts on the Symposium.

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Mamela Kickstarter launched TODAY!

This Autumn, Mamela will be programmed as part of the Afrovibes Festival in the UK.. We will bringing the cast of 7 young South African women here to be part of the festival… and we need your help! The time is NOW… We have just launched the Kickstarter campaign to help us get the cast…

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Board Development: Looking for New Members.

Curious Monkey is currently recruiting new members onto the Board of Directors. We are looking for new directors to strengthen the board and support the development of the company.  We are ideally looking for skills in some of the following areas: Finance, Legal, Education, Development, Marketing, Touring, National Perspective. This is a voluntary position. The…

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Call out for performers!

CASTING THIS SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER … see below for details… Curious Monkey and Newcastle City Council are developing a new short play by Paddy Campbell, writer of the critically acclaimed ‘Wet House’, which opened at Live Theatre earlier this year. The play will feature music by Bridie Jackson from Bridie Jackson and the Arbour who…

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Announcement: I’m a Clore Fellow!!

Hello… It’s been a while since I blogged so I thought I would let you know my latest news. After a gruelling interview process I have been accepted as one of this year’s Clore Fellows. This is a yearly fellowship in Cultural Leadership run by the Clore Duffield Foundation. My fellowship is supported by Paul…

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Mamela @ NAF: Cast Reunited

After a good nights sleep in our comfy cabin at Makana Resort which will be our home for the next 3 weeks we are up early to meet the cast who are arriving on various buses and taxis throughout the day. Zimasa is first, on time at 9am. Both she and I are amazed. She’s…

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