October Listings 2016

The Colour House Theatre
25-28 October 2016
Performances at 12:00 and 2:30 pm
£7/£5 concessions

A new comedy for 6-11 year olds

Written by Victoria Stedeford and Drummond Bowskill
Directed by James Kermack

The socks that disappear from the washing machine? The remote that vanished down the side of the sofa? Mr and Mrs Basketcase have them, and all of the other things you've ever lost. Their job is to figure out what these things are for and to look after them but for Mr and Mrs Basketcase, that’s a tall order. You see, they aren’t very bright and the evil villain Rucksack keeps trying to steal from them.

This text-based story for children aged 6-11 uses plenty of slapstick and farce in an entertaining, silly story inspired by the writing of Roald Dahl, The Chuckle Brothers and the polite bits from The Mighty Boosh. There’s also plenty of music and interaction – kids can help the Basketcases sort through their findings and fend off the villainous Rucksack.

Written by established actor/comedians Victoria Stedeford and Drummond Bowskill, Basketcases uses language to stretch, challenge and entertain older primary school students this half term.

Online booking: https://web204.secure-secure.co.uk/colourhousetheatre.co.uk/onlinebookin...
Twitter: @TBasketcases


Tower Hamlets Local History Library And Archives,
1-6 October,
LAUNCH: 6 October, as part of First Thursdays

An experimental short film about censorship and the disappearance of
dissenting voices by creative collaborators Caglar Kimyoncu and Julie

The film focuses on the disappearance of women journalists in conflict
zones, inspired by the story of Dorothy Lawrence, a young journalist
with ambitions to become a war correspondent in WW1.

"Blue pen" is a casual term coined in 1916 to describe the heavy edits
and careful monitoring by the censorship committee. All information was
carefully controlled to support the war effort and edited or amended to
create hatred and suspicion of the enemy.

In 2016 the 'spin' might well have changed but we still have propaganda
published as fact, reportage used to shape public opinion and the truth,
as always, is the first casualty.

A two-screen installation of Blue Pen can be viewed at the Tower Hamlets
Local History and Library Archives. Featuring footage from the film and
further provocations connected to the theme of the disappearance of
dissident voices.


Mon: Closed
Tues: 10.00 to 17.00
Wed: 9.00 to 17.00
Thurs: 9.00 to 20.00
Friday: Closed
Sat: 9.00 to 17.00
Sun: Closed

VENUE: Tower Hamlets Local History and Library Archives
277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ



The Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives is wheelchair
accessible and the installation is captioned and audio described.

First Thursdays is an initiative where on the first Thursday of every
month, over 150 galleries in East London come together and run free
events, exhibitions, talks and private views during a special late

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Strawberry Blonde Curls Theatre Company's

Tour Dates 2016
Post show discussion at each venue:
The Lowry, Salford | Friday 16 & Saturday 17 September 8pm | Book tickets here | £10-12
CAST, Doncaster | Wednesday 21 September 7:45pm| Book tickets here | £9-10.50
Town Hall, Skipton | Thursday 22 September
Crucible Studio, Sheffield | Thursday 29 September 7:45pm | Book tickets here | £10.50-12.50
Square Chapel, Halifax | Friday 30 September 8pm | Book tickets here | £10
Camden People’s Theatre, London | Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 October 9pm | Book tickets here | £10-12
ARC, Stockton | Thursday 20 October 7pm | Book tickets here | Pay what you decide

Locked up. Shipped around. Sold as sex. In the black of night “Tanja” fled to safety on the shores of England. Another asylum seeker now held at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre; Britain’s best kept secret. Refuge lies just beyond the barbed wire fence, but at what cost? With immigration issues reaching fever pitch, this is the story of one woman’s bravery in the midst of prejudice and abuse. This is what she would have said, if only we’d let her…

An impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign. “Tanja” blends spoken word, drama, dance, puppetry, live music, sign language and verbatim theatre.

Together with Emily Ntshangase-Wood, a former detainee at Yarl’s Wood, we tell the real stories of those that ask our country for help.

Supported by The Lowry Theatre, Slung Low, Theatre Delicatessen, Bike Shed Theatre, The Garage, and Arc Stockton.
In partnership with City of Sanctuary.

An extract of “Tanja” was performed at The Houses of Parliament as part of Sanctuary in Parliament Dec 1st 2015

“Tanja” was short-listed for the RED Women in Theatre Playwriting Award.


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