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That’s a wrap! An ambitious 2017 programme comes to a close

Sep 29, 2017

That’s a wrap! An ambitious 2017 programme comes to a close

How I Hacked my way into Space by Unlimited Theatre © Hat Fair (Flicker)   With a season of extraordinary outdoor arts coming to an end, we, are proud to share with you some of the tremendous feedback and reviews we’ve seen about this year’s commissions: “Thrill Laboratory’s VR Playground in which audiences take their place on a swing, don a VR headset and get taken on a virtual reality ride, seems like a living demonstration of research that suggests people are increasingly less interested in buying stuff and...

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Bite-sized outdoor arts appear across the UK thanks to the Associate Touring Network

Aug 22, 2017

Bite-sized outdoor arts appear across the UK thanks to the Associate Touring Network

8 Songs by Gandini Juggling by © James Mulkeen   Residents across the UK have been treated to Outdoor arts right on their very own door step as the Without Walls Associate Touring Network partners invested in Taster Tours prior to the main festivals. Taster Tours is a successful strand of audience development piloted by Appetite, Stoke-On-Trent during the first round of the ATN project. It sees the festivals take high-quality outdoor arts directly to areas of the lowest socioeconomic achievement and engagement with the arts. The...

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ATN Festival partners at SIRF – ideas sharing and planning for the future

Aug 7, 2017

ATN Festival partners at SIRF – ideas sharing and planning for the future

Witness This by Company Chameleon © XTRAX   Coinciding with Stockton International Riverside Festival, Without Walls organised an Associate Touring Network partners meeting at the ARC, Stockton. The meeting gave partners a chance to share ideas, discuss their audience development plan and outline their artistic programme, as well as experience the programme of Stockton International Riverside Festiva;, a Without Walls partners and one of the UK’s longest-standing festivals. In light of Without Walls’ successful NPO funding...

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OPEN CALL: Commission opportunities, R&D and touring support from Without Walls in 2018 and beyond

Jul 28, 2017

OPEN CALL: Commission opportunities, R&D and touring support from Without Walls in 2018 and beyond

The open call deadline has now passed Without Walls invites artists and companies to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation in 2018 and 2019. In addition, Without Walls invites proposals for R&D support for outdoor work that may take place over a longer time scale. In June 2017 Arts Council England recognised Without Walls’ 10-year track record of success by awarding the organisation NPO funding from 2018 to 2022. This will enable Without to plan projects on a longer-term basis, and to develop...

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Without Walls wins major Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation bid

Jun 27, 2017

Without Walls wins major Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation bid

  Without Walls is delighted to have been awarded National Portfolio Organisation funding from Arts Council England for 2018/19- 2021/22. It recognises the artistic achievements of the past 10 years and how outdoor arts has flourished, bringing delight and challenge to audiences across the UK. Now we can plan with artists, companies and partners – existing and new – to deepen our impact and make ambitious new work. You can read our full statement...

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A fantastic start of the ATN season at Easter Egg Rolling in Preston

Apr 18, 2017

A fantastic start of the ATN season at Easter Egg Rolling in Preston

Egg Rolling is a big tradition in Preston going back hundreds of years. Each year brings an eclectic mix of workshops, street theatre and live music. This year three great Without Walls shows were part of the programme, along with a very exciting Easter Bonnet competition and the famous Egg Rolling. Audiences of all ages had the opportunity to listen to sounds from under the ground with Ear Trumpet by Gobbledegook Theatre, watch series of choreographed juggling vignettes set to 8 classic rock and roll songs with Gandini Juggling and play...

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April set to be an egg-xcellent month for ATN Partners!

Apr 6, 2017

April set to be an egg-xcellent month for ATN Partners!

This year the ATN activities start very early, with Preston City Council and Yorkshire Festival bringing to their audiences six Without Walls shows, as well as some fantastic audience development activities. The fun begins on Easter Monday in Preston, where audiences will be able to see three Without Walls shows along with the traditional rolling of eggs down the big hill at Avenham Park: 8 Songs by Gandini Juggling, Ear Trumpet by Gobbledegook Theatre and Vegetable Nannies by Plunge Boom. Meanwhile, Yorkshire Festival will work with the...

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ATN Partners attend a Digital Engagement training day

Apr 6, 2017

ATN Partners attend a Digital Engagement training day

Over 15 Without Walls ATN Partners attended our digital engagement workshop, organised to help them develop the skills needed to reach and engage audiences through digital tools.   The training event, which was organised by Without Walls and took place at Z-Arts, in Manchester, saw Without Walls and ATN partners travel from across the UK to learn from Katie Moffat, Head of Digital at The Audience Agengy about digital engagement. Participants had the opportunity to discuss successes and challenges in their current practice, understand...

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Premiere dates for 2017 Without Walls shows

Mar 9, 2017

Premiere dates for 2017 Without Walls shows

With the Without Walls touring season almost upon us, we’re delighted to reveal where this year’s commissions will be premiering; Brighton Festival Willy & Wally by Cocoloco – 13th & 14th May Witness This by Company Chameleon – 13th & 14th May Corazón a Corazón by Deaf Men Dancing – 13th & 14th May Theatre for One by Horse + Bamboo – 13th & 14th May Orbis by Humanhood – 13th & 14th May Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram – 6th & 7th May Bingo...

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Revealed: Without Walls’ 2017 programme!

Feb 9, 2017

Revealed: Without Walls’ 2017 programme!

  14 new shows will be supported by Without Walls for nationwide touring in 2017. These will premiere at our partner festivals and can be seen for free at many of the UK’s leading outdoor arts festivals throughout the summer. The programme features contemporary outdoor shows including digital technology, circus, dance, family theatre and puppetry. Without Walls projects in 2017 will be: Avant Garde Dance – Table Manners (Magic, contortionist, parkour, dance )  Bootworks Theatre – The JukeBoxes (Installation, music,...

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