Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone to tour in 2018

Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone to tour in 2018

  Some more great news this morning as Arts Council of England announced the latest round of strategic touring awards….. (see the full PR here). Congrats @unitytheatre @jazz_north @arcstockton & @LeedsArtGallery on yr strategic touring funding! https://t.co/DicU00DA2u #culturematters pic.twitter.com/H0MW3s6YbW — ACE North (@ace_thenorth) July 12, 2017 Our award will help us tour our co-production with … Continue reading

Hope Street

Hope Street

To the Philharmonic Music Room to help launch the impressive  Impact of Hope  report (read the full document hereA4-Hope-St-Brochure WEB ) published by the Hope Street CIC.  Impact of Hope effectively shows how Hope Street makes an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The extraordinary combination of world class culture, academic excellence, astonishing architecture, fine and independent dining and … Continue reading

Grrr….overly complicated train ticketing

Actually this blog boils down to one thing. That if our train ticketing system is too complicated for the barriers and two different members of station staff then something must be wrong. I was (er am) travelling back north this morning (after a couple of days with the Unity / Riksteatern company as they prepare … Continue reading

Z Arts and STUN artist lab… for BAME or Disabled Artist interested in Making Theatre for Children and Young People?

Z Arts and STUN artist lab… for BAME or Disabled Artist interested in Making Theatre for Children and Young People?

Some fragments, in the build up to introducing a great opportunity…. Coming to see Rumplestilsken at the Unity before I’d even started.  It was a packed schools show….the children quite literally representing the diversity of Liverpool.  Yet on stage we were mono culture – our fantastic cast were all white. Jonathan Goodacre, formally of Tara … Continue reading

Shared Spaces

Shared Spaces

 A couple of weekends ago the team here at Unity presented Cardboard Citizens’ blistering Cathy in the Lady Chapel of Liverpool Cathedral.  In her introduction to the piece Cannon Ellen Loudon talked about ‘our shared spaces’, a simple name for something vital and brilliant. Unity is currently undergoing capital works (#BuildUnityBetter) and so we have been … Continue reading

Welcoming the contractors into Unity

On Thursday, at a Build Unity Better Project Board taking place at Hope Street Hotel, this rather unassuming box arrived… In it the results of some 18 months hard work by a lot of people….. The contracts and drawings the box contained ultimately mean we can hand over the keys to our beloved Hope Place building … Continue reading