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The Thelma’s Coconut

Ever feel like you are constantly disappointing people? 

Meet Rumi, a British Pakistani woman who’s referred to as a ‘Coconut’ (brown on the outside, white on the inside). Born and brought up as a Muslim, Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than being at the mosque.

When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi’s world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted.

About The Thelmas:

The Thelmas are devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts, supporting them to disrupt dominant narratives and create theatre that is big, bold and emotionally resonant. They crave authentic and bittersweet stories outside of the traditional female (BAME) stereotype and socially impactful narratives that reflect society but don’t look to solve prevalent issues.

The Thelmas are proud to be a New Diorama Theatre Emerging Company for 2017/18.

Touring to all the IGC partners across the East Midlands, for more info and to book tickets please see the venue website:

Sat 19th May Derby Theatre - https://www.derbytheatre.co.uk/coconut

Mon 18th June – Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham https://www.guildhallartscentre.com/whats-on/all-shows/coconut

Tues 19th June – The Brewhouse in Burton http://www.brewhouse.co.uk/events/thelmas-ovalhouse-coconut 
Weds 27th June – Drill Hall in Lincoln https://www.lincolndrillhall.com/shows/coconut/

Thurs 28th June – The Old Library in Mansfield https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/whats-on/events/2018/06/tolfest18-thelmas-and-ovalhouse-presents-coconut-guleraana-mir/

Fri 29tn June – South Holland Centre in Spalding http://www.southhollandcentre.co.uk/whats-on/view/coconut

Sat 30th June – Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester https://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts/whatson/Theatre%20and%20Comedy

 

Creative Captioning With Talking Birds

19th May, Derby Theatre, 2.30pm- 6pm

The Difference Engine is Talking Birds' portable and low-cost tool which puts access into people's pockets: sending captions and/or audio description to audience members' mobile devices (smart phones/tablets) via the Difference Engine App.Run by Talking Birds, this session is aimed at artists and companies wanting to caption their performances, and will include: 

·      A demonstration of how the Difference Engine operating system and App work 

·      Practical exercises on editing your own scripts for captioning, ready to import to the system 

·      Tips on promotion/marketing and front of house support for D/deaf audiences 

·      An opportunity to attend a performance of Coconut, captioned using the Difference Engine

For more info about the Difference Engine go to:http://www.talkingbirds.co.uk/pages/differenceengine.asp

Discounted Tickets will be available for Coconut to see how the difference engine works during a show. Book your space here 

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business.

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Artist Photoshoot Day

Mansfield Old Library, 1st June. One hour slot given to each company

‘Have you got a head shot?’ ‘Could you send us an image for marketing’, these phrases come up again and again, and all too often your answer is no.  Voila! We bring to you the artist photoshoot day, designed to equip you with strong publicity images at the drop of a hat. You will get an hour with a professional photographer, to take some snaps for you and your company in the fully equipped Mansfield Old Library Theatre. So whether it’s a show image, head shot or company image now’s your chance to get yours sorted.

Spaces are limited so it’s best to book in early! Book Here 

 Please note when booking a space you will need to give a brief/ some ideas for the photographer to help them prepare for your slot and you will be expected to bring all necessary props and costumes.

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business.

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How To Be a Producer

6th June, 10-6, Derby Theatre

What exactly is a producer? And what do they do? You may be finding yourself saying you need one, when actually you’re probably already doing a great job doing this yourself!

This one day intensive will give you the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a theatre producer, from discussing how to approach venues, how to market your show, budgets, touring and those dreaded Arts Council Applications, we will bring you up to speed on what you need to know, and how to do it.

Led by In Good Company’s producers who have over ten years experience working in the field

Book here

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business.

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Playshuffle

8th June 5.30 -7.30

PlayShuffle is an open mic night for new writing, designed to lift plays off the page so they can stand on their own two feet.  We provide the Dutch courage so actors can stretch their sight-reading muscles; producers and directors test their ability to sniff out potential and playwrights hear their work for the first time. Find out more about our next event here

 

 

How to Do Social Media Marketing- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Linkedin

12th June, Derby theatre, 6-9pm

Not sure on the ins and outs of social media? What’s the best time to post on twitter? Will that picture of my panini lose followers on instagram? How to I maintain an online audience? Well Debbie Clarke has the answer. Join her for an evening session where she’ll give you a run down of the best ways to use social media to capture and increase an audience. Book your space here

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business

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Scratch Nights

Our next Scratch Night is the Summer Madness on June 23rd 7-10pm. We've chosen our performers so come along and get inspired for the next one or just enjoy a great evening of new writing. For more information click here.

More great workshops coming up next year...so watch this space!

We are currently putting our plans together for our next programme of workshops, keep checking back this page as we'll be updating it soon!

We are currently planning on next season of workshops, keep your eyes peeled on this page to find out more...