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Photographer: Matt Tullett


We're looking for a fantastic Producer to help us grow and reach even more audiences. Could it be you? We'd love to hear from you. More information and how to apply here.

Is there a guitar propped up in your bedroom? A drum kit taking up too much space in your garage? A trumpet boxed up in the attic? Well, blow off the dust. We're putting the band back together!

2016 sees us embark on major new show, Putting the Band Back Together. Part gig, part theatre, it explores why we stop playing - and what it might take to get us started again. Each performance features a house band of local players picking their instruments back up and joining us onstage.

We're sharing work-in-progress at Battersea Arts Centre at 9pm, 28-29 April. Book tickets (and even join the house band) here. Part of A Nation's Theatre.

Join our Sunderland house band and play in the show's premiere at The Cultural Spring's Summer Streets Festival on 17 July. FREE workshops take place at Boldon Community Association, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9DZ.
7-9pm Wednesday 24 February
7-9pm Wednesday 16 March

Over the last 2 years, we have been part of very special collaboration, The Mums & Babies Ensemble. We ran events at GIFT Festival, Lyric Hammersmith, London Bubble and Camden People's Theatre. Mums talked about labour, love, time passing and new life beginning. Babies played, cried, slept and fed. Now our babies aren't babies any more, we are passing the ensemble on. Our instruction manual is now onsale here. New mums and babies ensembles are already finding their feet.

Fancy finding out more about what we've been up to? Our 2014/15 Annual Report is online. Read about our adventures here.

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