Make Do Bend

Over the weekend I got to work on an extraordinary series of e mails ahead of The Hub / London Sinfonietta’s MAKE DO BEND hack which is being delivered in partnership with Sound and Music and NESTA. It takes place on Tuesday and you can find out more about the event here (which includes several other Liverpool … Continue reading

Dreams,pageants and the rest

Dreams,pageants and the rest

 You know something is up when an array of dog collars begin appearing in your dreams. What’s up in this case is the Pentecost Pageant, a celebration of hope, an event (is that even the right word) happening across Hope Street on May 15th. A celebration which spills out of both Cathedrals and onto Hope … Continue reading

The Aleph venture into the Dark Dark Wood

So this Christmas we’re doing something a little bit different… Inspired by our Christmas show Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf we’re turning Unity 2 into the Dark Dark Wood (designed by Katie Scott in collaboration with our brilliant Splatterdays artists). And thanks to funding from PRS for Music Foundation we’ve invited four maverick musicians to come down to the … Continue reading

Riffing around Nina

Riffing around Nina

So we are entering the final week of the sold out Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone In that final week we are also ramping up our programme of wrap around activity inspired by and reflecting on the themes in the show.  If you’ve enjoyed Nina already it’s a perfect opportunity to come … Continue reading

The gift of Nina

The gift of Nina

  Very early on in my time at Unity I remember calling  Nina – A Story about me and Nina Simone– a gift to an incoming Artistic Director.  That was over a year and half ago – now here we are on the night of our first preview.  (Quick sales plug – its only in … Continue reading

Day one at hackstage

Day one at hackstage

​So it’s the first day of Unity/the hub hack.  Yeah a theatre –where we do plays and stuff – hosting a hack.  You might be justified in asking why Unity are getting involved in a ‘hack’ which brings together technicians, creatives and technologists. And who the hell are those ladies in lab coats? We talk … Continue reading

Unity Autumn Programme goes live

Unity Autumn Programme goes live

Our Autumn Programme has gone live on the Unity Theatre website and you can see the online brochure here. We’re really excited about this one! But this is my space to say exactly why I’m so personally excited! Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone Of course at the heart of the season is Nina … Continue reading

Messing around in The Space Inbetween

Messing around in The Space Inbetween

Some weeks ago I was flying back from Barcelona  listening to the download of The Stopping Train, a new Sonic Journey written by Gavin Bryars and Blake Morrison for the railway line from Goole to Hull. Even out of context it’s sound world is enticing, making me want to experience the journey. I’d been out … Continue reading