how to lay a fire

This is supposed to be easy, right? Coals, some scrunched up newspaper, dry kindling, and then when the flames catch, chuck on some logs.  Sometimes even the best laid fires don’t catch straight away.  Sometimes even the most brightly anticipated plans stall.  What is that?  Like an unexplained block in the back of your waist […]

spatial awareness

As humans living in populated communities however big or tiny, we are conditioned to understand others personal space, and to not encroach upon it.  We are encouraged to develop an awareness of being able to read a room, and as performers learn from early on in our craft how to use space, and share a […]

borrowing from intertextuality

Hip hop culture is layered with references and samples, borrowed influences and bold remixes of inspiration.  Allusion, quotations, out and out plagiarism – theft – biting, translation, pastiche, and parody are all rife within the hip hop arts, and they help us to find meaning in a rap, a throwdown, a full graffiti production…   The […]

lets talk about the descent, baby

SIN Cru intern, Tom O’Donohoe, prepared to interview Dr Michelle Nyangereka in the field of Abington Woods, feeling the warm breeze and watching the leaves skid across the grass.  He decided to set up in an area where the sun was in clear view and they wouldn’t be disturbed by falling debris from the surrounding trees. […]

a piece of cake

Tuesday mornings have become a small and important haven for a group of Abbey mums calling themselves A Piece of Cake.  Supported by Cambridge City Council, A Piece of Cake has been baked by Menagerie Theatre as an opportunity for local mums to get together and explore issues through theatre, with a mug of tea […]

only when its feathers are grown

We are all very happy and excited that Fly No Filter‘s Artistic Director Lucy Crowe has been awarded R&D funding from Arts Council England to explore ideas for a new interactive performance installation.  Lucy is collaborating with psychologist Dr Michelle Nyangereka, and photographer Mitzi de Margary to investigate personal unravellings.  With dance artist and Fly […]

no surrender

Join Classworks Theatre at Cambridge Junction for their new play about the power of protest.  Written by Ros Connelly and directed by Jenny Culank,  No Surrender is drawn from the personal writings of Constance Lytton, and tells the moving story of how a shy woman from the heart of the establishment became one of the bravest icons of […]