Ready to come outside? We can’t wait to finally show you what we have been up to! We are working hard behind the scenes producing a whole new series of exciting Covid-safe shows which will be ready to tour this year. Continue reading to find out more...
How do we commemorate what’s been lost as we start to take tentative steps to come out of lockdown? What do we want to hold onto and grow? What positive changes can we make to society and the natural environment as we recover from the pandemic? Through talking and listening to communities, artists Robert Montgomery and Deanna Rodger have created an inspiring light poem that will visit public spaces as a backdrop for workshops, performances and reflections. This piece is already booking very fast! Get in touch to learn about availability.
Part audio-theatre journey, part immersive art experience, part interactive trail; The Ideal Palace will inspire innovation, quench wanderlust, invite playfulness and allow you to be transported around the world using your imagination. Inspired by the story of Ferdinand Cheval, a postman who was so dazzled by the beauty of the world he saw on the postcards he delivered, he spent 33 years building a magnificent palace out of these images he saw, using found objects and rocks. Join us and you too can create your own ideal palace, as well doing lots of other fun activities for all the family! This project is suitable for parks and high streets and will be taking bookings for the end of June onwards.
Photo credit: Concept art by Illuminos
Look! You’re flying in a storm, traipsing through the desert, swimming across the oceans, on journeys filled with excitement and danger. You are a young boy on an epic quest for safety, a wandering crane, a whale dashing across the ocean, all migrating to find new hope. Migration is the most natural thing in the world. Animals and humans have made epic journeys across our planet for as long as the world has existed. Come with us on a Covid-safe, interactive show that will help audiences to connect with the idea that we are all ‘one world’ and ‘one people’ on our journeys of discoveries. The hourglass is an impressive 4m high sculptural piece created in collaboration with light wizards Illuminos with a story by Arji Manuelpillai. It has internal projection mapping that can be toured and programmed with activities around it.
A mysterious wardrobe appears! A gateway to a virtual world designed and built by participants! Enter The Glitch and embark on a mission where you and your crewmates use augmented reality to reveal lost messages from the future. Accept these tokens of hope in an effort to restore the planet.
Want to know more? To hear more about our new work or to book one of our shows, please email us to [email protected]
It feels so good being out on the field again testing some new work. If you saw some unusual lights coming out of Lesnes Abbey last week then you saw a small preview of ‘Light the Way’, our new event connecting Thamesmead and Bexley this autumn. The installation will include Vocalis Arbores, a sound installation by Thor McIntyre and lighting design by Craig West. Keep your eyes peeled for more news dropping in the coming months...
We are incredibly happy to introduce Lola (@loladreadance) the first of our amazing Trainee Producers! Through our Meet The Trainees campaign we will all be allowed a sneak peek into the process of the Trainee Producer scheme we are running with Arts by The Sea, documenting their creative process in the lead up to the festival in October where they will present their work. Find out more about Lola, what she hopes to gain from the process and what she has enjoyed about the scheme so far.
EEA are happy to announce that we have received the 2nd round of the Culture Recovery Fund to help us plan for the reopening this spring and summer. Stay tuned as we reveal more about our new work! #HereForCulture
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Shermaine Slocombe recently published a blog post on A New Direction's website, calling on schools and the cultural sector to work together.
Our friends at The Illuminated River Foundation are hosting a series of public drop-in exhibitions
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