Jun. 7th 2017

Tangled Feet Newsletter - May 2017

Tangled Feet have always believed in the importance of creative collaboration. It makes our work richer, deeper, more accessible - and we learn so much from the people we meet. 


Right now we are running round all over the place working on four different projects with four sets of collaborators, old, young and everything in between -  and it is a really really exciting time for the company as a result. 

In Luton


We are thrilled to be creating a headline show for the inaugural Imagine Luton Festival, in collaboration with the inspiring Next Generation Youth Theatre

Have you noticed everyone’s eyes are fixed on their phones?

Is it escapism, security or an uncontrollable addiction?

We all spend so much time with our eyes fixed to a screen… have we stopped noticing each other?

Is it time to change our horizons? 


Put it in your diary: Sunday 25th June, Luton Town Centre, 1pm onwards, finale in St Georges Square at 5pm

Click 'read whole story' next to the date at the top to see the full newsletter...

In Shepherd’s Bush

In collaboration with the Bush Theatre and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Tangled Feet are working with a group of women and children (who have experience of insecure housing or homelessness) at Shepherds Bush Families Project on a six-month creative process. We’ll be taking over spaces at the Bush Theatre in late August to share the outcome which will be influenced by these inspirational families who have come from all over the world to make their home in London. 

In Croydon

We are beginning a project working with elders and young people in Croydon to create a piece for the Croydon Heritage Festival called Tracing The Past.

A verbatim inspired production looking at the changes in entertainment across generations from Croydon Youth Theatre. Supported by the archives at the Museum of Croydon and residents from The Whitgift Foundation.

It will be performed at The Shoestring Theatre on 28th and 29th June at 8pm.

For information on tickets go here

In Tower Hamlets

We have just started work on our second commission with the inspirational Half Moon Theatre to create a show about children’s experience of anxiety - an enormous and growing mental health issue amongst young people. The work will be inspired by and informed by a group of young people we work with long-term in Croydon through our Dramatherapy service. Following the successful model that we used to make Need A Little Help with a group of young carers, the young people will be creative consultants on the project, feeding in at crucial points to help us make something which is true to young people’s experiences. 

In Somerset and Surrey

We’ve just had the exciting news that Need A Little Help has been selected for Take Art's Hopper project and will be touring rural Somerset in 2018. We are really proud of this show and thrilled that it will have another tour. 


And Finally

Mentoring Emerging Ensemble Companies across the UK

This month, Nathan and Kat offered a free workshop to applicants of our 2017 mentorship scheme on 'Producing Ensemble Theatre'. We had attendees from across the UK including Derby, Huddersfield and Birmingham joining us for a day of sharing advice, focusing visions and removing obstacles to success.

There was no budget for this workshop just Kat and Nathan wanting to help the many applicants we received but could not take on to the Mentoring year long programme. So a big THANK YOU to Nathan and Kat for giving their time and New Diorama Theatre for giving us a space in their new ND2 location. 

New Diorama ND2


"A huge thank you for the workshop on Saturday. We found it so helpful and walked away with fire in our stomachs!"

Moth Physical Theatre Company


We were thrilled to learn this month that one of our mentored companies, Seemia have been successful with their first Arts Council application following an in-kind advice and mentoring session from our Development Director Jonathan Ellicott. We are really excited about their success and are sure that we will be posting more exciting developments from our other three mentored companies Ivo, Broken Chair and Ditto Theatre.

This work was funded from our generous grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.



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