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In these unprecedented circumstances, the situation is uncertain and unsettling for us all, however we intend to do everything possible to support our artists, colleagues, communities, audiences and friends during this period of distancing and isolation.

Please continue to stay in touch via facebook, twitter, Instagram etc. and from our Nutkhut family to you and yours, stay safe and well and we look forward to a time when we can all gather at events and create more fun and mischief together!

Nutkhut and Ali Williams Productions are looking for performers for an exciting new outdoor touring show called Princess and the Chickpea.

The Princess and the Chickpea is an introduction, through storytelling, circus, dance and comedy to the interconnected strands of South Asian dance from Kathak to Balinese via Flamenco and Bharatanatyam.

We are seeking South Asian Dancers/Performers (all genders welcome) for touring Festivals and Melas in summer 2020.

Must be available mid April/May for rehearsals and for work most weekends from 24th May until early September.

Application deadline is 31st January 2020 with auditions taking place on the 12th February 2020 in Woolwich, London.

For more information please email emma@nutkhut.co.uk

To apply please send your CV, cover letter and Showreel to emma@nutkhut.co.uk

“MASS”

Mela Artists Showcase Sessions:

An Open call for inspiring and creative artists and companies to pitch new and tour ready work.

Deadline- 16th August 2019.

Newcastle Mela: 25th August- Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Mela’s are an integral part of British culture and we are looking for artists to pitch new, diverse and exciting ideas about existing or developmental outdoor projects to a panel of Mela organisers, producers, curators and promoters.

We are looking for:

• New or Tour ready outdoor work
• A diverse range of ideas that would capture the interest of all generations.
• Medium scale to small scale projects.
• 10-minute max pitches.

How to apply:

Please register your interest by emailing any film links, online images, a short background to the company, artist and show to Emma at emma@nutkhut.co.uk by 16th August 2019, 10am.

The pitching session will take place at Newcastle Mela on 25th August 2019.
Travel and/or accommodation grants will be available to successful applicants.

References:

While not mandatory, references or letters of support from a promoter, funding officer or peer may be included in your email to Emma.

The Partition of India in 1947 resulted in the largest mass migration in human history. 14 million Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, were displaced. This lit the fuse for a series of events that not only changed the Sub-Continent but also Britain forever. Partition carries a living legacy in the UK and across the world and this is one of the last opportunities to hear and learn directly from the generation who experienced this climatic upheaval.

Never Set Eyes (on the Land) follows the 2016 production of Dr Blighty exploring the story of wounded WW1 Indian soldiers who convalesced in the Royal Pavilion Brighton. The exhibition takes its name from a line in W.H. Auden’s caustic poem, ‘Partition’, written 20 years after the boundary lines of the Sub-Continent was drawn up by a British civil servant.

Capturing a part of this momentous event in 20th-century history, Nutkhut has worked—supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund—with Partition survivors, community groups, schools, heritage volunteers and artists to create this installation.

This exhibition is open at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery from 30th April to 17th May 2019 | Free

Private View: Wednesday 8th May, 6 pm