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The Crossing

Small Lives Global Ties: A Tamasha Scratch
Friday 14th September 7.30pm

Rich Mix, Studio 1

'If we create from where we are can we reach a wider world?' Following the success of the sell-out mini festival in April we are thrilled to present an evening of scratch performances on the theme of 'Small Lives Global Ties'. Pieces respond to the concept in a variety of evocative and powerful ways and include: The Crossing directed by Renu Arora and Anna Nguyen, Renu's Girl written by Radha Menon and directed by Emma Sampson, Pale in the Shade of the Tide, written by David Zaman, directed by Ian Nicholson, Different is Dangerous, written and performed by Fadia Qaraman and Nyla Levy and Danceplay written and performed by Ana Mendes, directed by Lowri Jenkins.

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Getting snapping! #smalllivesglobalties

What does the phrase 'Small Lives Global Ties' mean to you? Does anything in particular spring to mind? As part of the night of performances we are inviting everyone to send us photos on the theme. Take the pic with your camera, iphone, smart phone … pin hole camera! Then tweet it to us @tamashatheatre with the hashtag #smalllivesglobalties or if you are not a tweeter, email it to Clare on and it will be tweeted for you by Tamasha. Photos will be projected at the scratch at Rich Mix on 14th Sept - join the installation!

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Whose Behind The Wheel

Tamasha Online Gallery

At our one day minifest at Rich Mix in April we screened a selection of short film international entries to our most recent digital competition 'Who's behind the wheel' all about daily journeys and the people who make them possible. We are thrilled to announce that a selection of these are now available to watch online on our Tamasha Online Gallery and a full selection on our Youtube channel congratulations once again to the winner of this competition Asheq Akhtar who won a documentary filmmaking course at the London Film Academy – you can see Asheq's filmhere.

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for new opportunities to have your work exhibited on our online gallery – coming soon.

The Trouble With Asian Men

The Trouble with Asian Men goes down under
6 – 11 November at Parramasala Festival, Sydney

We are getting geared up to take The Trouble With Asian Men
to Oz as part of our international touring work. Macho men or metrosexual guys? Mummy's boys or blokes under their missus' thumbs? Real interviews with men and women from the UK and Australia are relayed to, and recreated by, the actors during the performance. The result is a vital, tender and often hilarious insight into lives that surround us everyday. Parramasala is an international contemporary arts festival that celebrates the global impact of South Asian arts and cultures.

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- Our ambitious three year programme will enable us to shine a light on a range of perspectives and stories that connect people from the multiple diasporas within Britain, to their countries of origin.

- Tamasha Developing Artists provides professional training in our culturally specific theatre practice and tangible professional opportunities for emerging and established theatre artists throughout their careers.

- We are funded by Arts Council England as part of its National Portfolio of funded organisations. However, our plans are ambitious and in these challenging times, we aim to reduce the ratio of government subsidy without curtailing our plans for growth.

'I am a writer and without Tamasha I'd still be a taxi driver. My voice as a northern Asian would be muted and my attempts to open a window on a largely unexplored world would be firmly shut.' Ishy Din, writer of Snookered

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To give you an idea: You could join a core of supporters who pledge to give at least £100 per year for at least the next 3 years. 100 supporters will enable us to raise £10,000 per year, which could pay for one new play commission. Any amount is welcome however big or small. Visit to give online today – it only takes a minute.


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Congratulations to Felix Cross on his MBE awarded for services to musical theatre in the most recent Queen's Birthday Honours List. After an extensive career in musical theatre and 16 years as Artistic Director of NITRO – well deserved!.

Congratulations to Tamasha friends Jenny Sealey (Artistic Director of Graeae) and Bradley Hemmings (Artistic Director of Greenwich +Docklands Festival) on a dazzling Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony .

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Tamasha scratch no. 2 at Rich Mix ›
'Small Lives Global Ties' on 14th September

Digital opportunities ›
Get snapping & send us your #smalllivesglobalties photos

'Who's behind the wheel' videos showcased online

The Trouble with Asian Men in Australia ›
At Parramasala Festival
6 – 11 Nov

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You can now give easily online.

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Congratulations to Felix Cross

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