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Culture Recovery Fund

Culture Recovery Fund

We are delighted to have been awarded crucial Culture Recovery Fund support from the Arts Council and the DCMS. Over 2,700 organisations received nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover. This money will help Extraordinary Bodies continue the work and development of our new Big Top tent. … Continued

International Women’s Day: spotlight on Tilly

Strong women make circus This blog post was written by Geraldine Giddings, Senior Producer and Rachel Pender-Cudlip, Arts Administrator, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Extraordinary Bodies #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequality in the circus industry. Circus as an artform has its own particular ways of stereotyping genders but also enabling freedom from those very … Continued

Connecting Communities: a bold new project begins

Connecting Communities: a bold new project begins

Lockdowns are tough on communities that rely on face to face arts services. Connecting Communities from Extraordinary Bodies is filling gaps shown by Covid-19. It links groups from across the country in shared, digital creative experiences, performance as well as leadership. Why Connecting Communities matters Funky Llama and Our Space in Plymouth, Skylight in Rochdale and also Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists in Poole have been on an great creative … Continued

Are you our new Jerwood creative fellow?

Are you our new Jerwood creative fellow?

Extraordinary Bodies is proud to be one of 50 organisations taking part in Jerwood‘s creative bursaries programme. The project will develop job opportunities for outstanding artists, curators, producers and creatives from low socio-economic backgrounds. Applications to become our new Jerwood Creative Fellow are now open. You can flick through the job pack below (to download it, … Continued

We’re Hiring: EBYA Freelance Technical Manager

We’re Hiring: EBYA Freelance Technical Manager

Extraordinary Bodies is looking for a freelance Technical Manager to collaborate on Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists’ live and digital performance programme on a part-time basis for 10 months in 2021. The basics Reports to: Children’s & Young People Team.Location: Flexible but close to Poole, Dorset (EBYA meet in Poole for weekly rehearsal sessions and regular workshops).Freelance … Continued

Cultural Recovery Fund news signals bright future for Extraordinary Bodies

Cultural Recovery Fund news signals bright future for Extraordinary Bodies

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced today that Diverse City will receive critical support of over £270,000 as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Most significantly, some of the money will be an investment in a ‘Big Top’ tent to house flagship integrated circus company Extraordinary Bodies, Diverse City’s partnership with leading showmakers … Continued

“What Do You See In Me” Live Conversation

“What Do You See In Me” Live Conversation

On Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30pm the cast and creative team behind our new digital piece, “What Do You See In Me?” will be live on Youtube. “What Do You See In Me?” was filmed in Artists’ homes during Lockdown in March and April 2020. It features an original score by Ted Barnes, was written … Continued

New Digital Work: What Do You See In Me?

New Digital Work: What Do You See In Me?

The question ‘What Do You See In Me?’ was at the heart of the research and development for our groundbreaking circus show – What Am I Worth?  (link). We revisit this initial question in our new short film, premiering on Sep 30 2020.   In the prologue to ‘What Am I Worth?’ we return to the characters from the show.   Filmed in … Continued

“This Town Of Ours” – Out Next Week

“This Town Of Ours” – Out Next Week

Since the beginning of lockdown, our young artists have been creating new digital work around their show “Till We Win”. They have been working with Biggerhouse Film and talented musician and composer, Harry Bassett, on a new piece called “This Town Of Ours”. They are now ready to share it with the world. “This Town Of Ours” is about fighting back and gaining a voice. … Continued

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After months of holding the secret, we're so excited to share that Dorset young artist and Extraordinary Bodies Young Artist, Josh Ward, stars in Hidden Pictures North’s new film "A Snapshot" 🎬Here's how Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists helped Josh get his first film role: www.extraordinarybodies.org.uk/supporting-dorset-young-artist-josh-ward-with-his-first-film-roleFind out more about Hidden Pictures North: hiddenpicturesnorth.com[Image description: A young white man in his twenties with short black hair and a soft beard. He is wearing a grey suit with a black and blue striped tie. He is looking away from the camera. To his left, a hand holds a film clapboard. Text on it reads: "A SNAPSHOT, Slate 47, Take 1. Director John Clark".] ... See MoreSee Less
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Jodie, Artist and Extraordinary Bodies Jerwood Arts Creative Fellow, wrote about her journey with us so far - collaborating on our show Human and applying inclusion and access learnings to her work as an artist.www.extraordinarybodies.org.uk/access-in-the-performing-arts-jodie-coles-journey.Thank you for being part of the team Jodie ❤️[Image description: Jodie rehearsing. She is standing in a low ceiling room, yellow and pistachio green curtains behind her. She wears a white t-shirt with all caps orange letters on it that read: "Council house raised". She holds a white sheet of paper with one hand, on which can be seen the words: "FUCK THE FUCKING FUCKERS". Her other hand is raised up in the air in protest and her faces suggests shouting.] ... See MoreSee Less
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    Thank you @Devon_247 for writing about our show! "Extraordinary Bodies presents Human: a collage of intimate, funny… https://t.co/VAIv93TClW

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    @MotabilityOps Thanks for sharing team!

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    #Plymouth #SouthDevon We're bringing Human to @funkyllamatrp's 🎪 on 29 & 30 October! Human is a show about the sma… https://t.co/dWuPhKXF7y

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    Our Co-Artistic Director Billy Alwen in @TheStage via @guardian: "People don't encourage kids who have a curiosity… https://t.co/1JmnzxFTbz

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    @diversecity1 @stevewrentmore @Han_Coxy Thank you @stevewrentmore ✨ Hi @Han_Coxy, Do get in touch if you'd like to… https://t.co/Pes0IVR3TU

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