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Mind Over Matter: Theatre. A community you didn’t realise you were part of?

Posted on 15 May 2013 by Katey Warran

I recently read this blog by Tommy Griffin and it got me thinking about community. I have never moved abroad and I don’t feel a connection to my homeland in the way that I think some do. I don’t feel defined by where I grew up like Tommy says he does because he is Irish, […]

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Mind over Matter: Searching for meaning in the verbatim – what is the purpose of theatre?

Posted on 28 February 2013 by Katey Warran

What is the purpose of theatre? BIG question. There are, of course, multiple reasons why a production may take place: to entertain; to educate; to make an audience laugh, frown or cry. Nevertheless, there does seem to be something that all theatre sets out to do: to make us feel. A production seeks to provoke […]

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Mind Over Matter: Remembering and forgetting – how the words we speak play a part in our identity

Posted on 22 January 2013 by Katey Warran

For the past couple of months I have been doing marketing for Somersaults, a play by Scots Gaelic playwright Iain Finlay Macleod which is currently playing at the Finborough Theatre. I quite easily fell in love with the script. From the moment I read it I loved its surreal quality, created by rapidly moving from […]

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Mind Over Matter: Why aren’t the arts “core” enough for the EBacc?

Posted on 09 January 2013 by Katey Warran

Michael Gove’s proposed “revamped” EBacc which will replace current GCSEs will include only five core subjects (maths, English, sciences, languages and humanities) and will place no emphasis on creative subjects such as drama, design and performing arts. Crazy? Concerning? I certainly think so. What will the future of the arts industries be if we close […]

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