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20 Stories High on the Beeb!

CONTACT AND 20 STORIES HIGH CO-PRODUCTION
EXPLORING ABORTION BRINGS REAL EXPERIENCES
INTO THE OPEN AS PART OF BBC TWO PERFORMANCE
LIVE.
Following hit success in on stage at Contact in Manchester, the Contact and 20 Stories
High co-production “I told my mum I was going on an R.E. trip…” was broadcast on BBC
Two on 20th January as part of the Performance Live strand of programmes.
“I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…” is a frank drama told through the voices of four
young female performers, based on interview material gathered from over 50 different people;
including young women who have had abortions, young parents, health professionals and
campaigners. These stories are interwoven with song and spoken word to portray the real
experiences of these women.
The show deals with challenging themes but filmed on the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of
abortion in Britain, writer Julia Samuels explores the way in which society treats this subject and
how this impacts on women today. And importantly asks what would happen if we started to talk openly about it.

iPlayer link    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09pqvxl/performance-live-i-told-my-mum-i-was-going-on-an-re-trip/,

www.20storieshigh.org.uk

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OLC secure Arts Council England ‘Elevate’ Funding

COoL member One Latin Culture (OLC) has secured Arts Council England ‘Elevate’ funding.

Arts Council England are investing £5.3 million in 40 organisations who are making a significant contribution to the Creative Case for Diversity, but who are not currently receiving National Portfolio funding.

The Elevate grant will enable OLC to build the capacity of the organisation, strengthen its governance, secure two part-time posts, develop the company’s resilience, consolidate existing partnerships and help develop new ones. This funding will allow OLC to develop a company that has the ability and resources to help support the Latin American and diversity, arts & culture offer in the North, and throughout England.

OLC would like to take this opportunity to give a big thanks to all those who have supported us in both good and challenging times, including the Latin American and local communities, partners, artists, volunteers, participants and friends. We will be updating everyone in the coming months about the organisation’s plans.

www.olcproductions.com

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Tmesis: Happy Hour – National Tour

Tmesis: Happy Hour – National Tour

Tmesis are pleased to announce they have received Arts Council England funding for their new production Happy Hour and national tour.

A Unity Theatre Commission, visit web Happy Hour opens 5-8th October and then tours nationally until Match 2017.

We can run workshops in conjunction with the performance, ampoule if you are interested in a workshop or residency, please get in touch with Elinor Randle, Artistic Director: elinor@tmesistheatre.com

www.tmesistheatre.com

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