Aside from making brilliant (award winning) theatre, Stellar Quines actively celebrate the value and diversity of women and girls. They provoke change, nurture artists and empower people to participate. They talk and talk AND walk the walk. Their Twitter is a particularly excellent for articles, opportunities and communities that will leave you ready to tackle the Patriarchy head on!
Luminate is Scotland's creative ageing festival. They support and curate work about our creative lives as we age. They believe creativity has no age (and we agree). They explore what ageing means to all of us and celebrate the many ways in which creativity brings us together as familys, as communities and as people.
Imaginate is a brilliant organisation which develops and promotes arts for and with the involvement of children and young people across Scotland. Their festival runs during May and June and showcases some of the finest, most creative children's theatre in its programme.
Tricky Hat Productions
Tricky Hat Productions is company dedicated to making work for and about people on the margins of society, They make work centred on making invisible people and their stories visible. Often using mixed media, they tell vital and important stories not just about the people who are the subject matter, but with them.
A company rooted in cross-genre collaboration, Pachamama make shows that are sweet and sore, epic and idiosyncratic. They talk about the big stuff (sex trafficking in Roadkill, FGM in Rites, refugees in Glasgow Girls) in a way that focusses on the little things. Important, always relevant and usually with some singing and dancing these guys know how to tell a great story.
Catherine Wheels Theatre
Catherine Wheels are an absolutely wonderful theatre company. Always playful and never patronising, they make hugely creative and innovative shows. Their work is full of invention, simplicity and is brilliantly beautiful. They truly lead the charge in theatre for children and young people.
Like us, Paines Plough love new things. They love creating new plays with the beautiful new words. Not only that, but they tour all over the country to places that don't already have theatres so that everyone can have the opportunity to engage with their work. Their Roundabout theatre based at Summerhall during the Fringe Festival is where we camp out for most of August, getting our new writing fix.
An online resource and community for spoken word poetry. Their YouTube channel is the place to be for rousing, relevant poets. They have opened up the work of poets such as Sarah Kay, Michael Lee and Phil Kaye to the international community and connect people with words and stories across continents.
A brilliantly insightful and engaging online global news community. Often giving a voice to the voiceless, it presents wonderfully diverse issues in a fantastic, balanced way. Experience, Engage, Empower.
An amazing theatre company with truly inspiring education and outreach facilites. Formed by two female offenders, they bring often untold stories of oppressed women to the forefront and constantly explore the complex theme of women and crime.
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