with The Compton School
Earlier this year, Tamasha partnered with north London technology
Compton School for a Creative Partnerships enquiry
project entitled London
2012 - Voices from a Classroom. The
project aimed to further the school's priority of celebrating
the diversity of the school community.
the six-week residency, Kristine worked with fifty Year 10
students and their drama teachers to explore the rich diversity
of cultures and languages in the classroom using devised texts
and improvisations. To link in with the forthcoming London
Olympics, the theme of the project was "Arrivals".
follows on from Tamasha's previous work in secondary education,
the most recent of which was the 2008 production Lyrical
MC (pictured). Read
more about Tamasha's education work >
/ Director Laboratory
Tamasha's next training
course is a week-long laboratory for 4 directors and 12 actors
from all cultural backgrounds who wish to explore the actor-director relationship, develop their own practice and learn about Tamasha's unique intracultural approach.
course is led by Kristine Landon-Smith and
will also include sessions with voice coaches William
Trotter and Zabarjad Salam and Improbable's
co-Artistic Director, Lee Simpson.
Actor/Director Laboratory takes place from 6 - 10
December at Graeae's new Bradbury
Studios, London E1. The five-day course is 75%
subsidised by Tamasha and will cost just £100
to take part.
if you would like to be
sent more information and an application pack.
is West UK premiere in London
After standing ovations at its world premiere at the Toronto
Film Festival, West
is West - Ayub Khan Din's sequel to East
is East - will have its UK premiere at the BFI
London Film Festival on 19 October.
film stars Linda Bassett
and Jimi Mistry, original cast members from both the 1999 film and
our 1996 stage production, alongside Ila Arun
who has just played the title role in the Tamasha / Harrogate
Theatre production The
House of Bilquis Bibi.
co-Artistic Director Sudha Bhuchar and actor
Rehan Sheikh also provided Punjabi translation
for the film, which is scheduled for release early next year.
gives talk at Lorca exhibition
On Saturday 9 October at the Bhavan
Centre in West Kensington, Sudha Bhuchar
will be giving a talk about her recent
transposition of Lorca's The House of Bernarda
event marks the end of Muerto
de Amor, an exhibition mounted by eleven artists
(Spanish Artists in London) which pays tribute
to the great Spanish playwright.
talk begins at 8.15pm, following a performance at 6pm and
a reading of Don Perlimplín and Belisa in the Garden
at 7.30pm. More
Arrival artist commissions
In the lead-up to Tamasha's forthcoming theatre-circus production The Arrival, Tamasha is commissioning three artists to create standalone pieces inspired by the theme of migration to add layers of material and interpretation to the show in development.
first of these is a sound installation by Oswaldo Maciá
with Juan Toledo entitled Anxiety
from A to B. You can read more about the piece
and listen to a short excerpt here.
We are also delighted to announce that the
second commission has been awarded to BAFTA and Emmy award-winning
filmmaker Sheila Hayman. Since 2004, Sheila has run Write for Life, the creative writing programme of the Medical
Foundation, the UK's only charity dedicated to working with
commission, which will see her make a short documentary film
with Write for Life participants and other groups, will begin
this month and run until March 2011 - watch this space for
City Lives: International Ties Thu 7 October, 4pm
Jellyfish Theatre, London SE1
How are arrivals and departures reflected in the making of
art? Sara Wajid chairs a panel that includes theatre director
Paulette Randall, playwright Benjamin Yeoh and writer/broadcaster
Lindsay Johns. Free event. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Talk Back 12 - 15 October
Oval House Theatre,
presents a week of readings of new work by South Asian women,
including Sonia Likhari, Nessah Muthy and Sheena Patel. Sudha
Bhuchar will also perform in the reading of Sheena's play
Bhus on 13 October. More
until 16 October
503, London SW11
Lou Ramsden's sharp and savage story of the animals we are
and the people we try to be. More >
5 - 16 October
Space, London E14
Flipping the male-dominated convention on its head, this bold,
all-female production from Painted Stage puts three women
– Desdemona, Iago’s wife Emilia and the courtesan Bianca –
at the centre of the drama. More
to be Cheerful 22 October - 13 November
Royal Stratford East, London E15
In this musical co-produced by Graeae, the songs of Ian Dury provide a powerful political and emotional
backdrop to Paul Sirett's coming-of-age tale. More >
10 - 27 November
Philip Osment's compelling portrait of seven young men in
prison as they settle in to the daily group task of exploring
what fatherhood means to them. More
best wishes from everyone at Tamasha.
Main image: Tamasha Education - the 2008 production of Lyrical
MC. Photo: Robert Workman. Smaller
image: West is West (BBC Films / Assassin Films)