News and updates

A black and white photo of former residents and survivors Mary (left) and Rosie (right). Two white elderly women in their living room. They comfortably sit on armchairs and laugh.

Online Discussion Panel and Q&A – Voices from the Knitting Circle

  Join the acting cast who recreated these remarkable voices depicted on film, talking with director Julie Mc, who describes the extraordinary seven-year journey of this documentary, exposing shocking stories that uncover unpalatable…
Photo collage of Vital Xposure's previous work.

Artistic Director Vacancy

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We are seeking a dynamic, creative leader with a strong artistic vision, to join this small, hard-working team and shape the future of Vital Xposure. We are looking for an explorer, open to new adventures; someone with a passion for staging…
Black and white photo of two elderly white women facing each other and laughing. Betty, on the left, has short brown hair and Miriam, on the right, long white hair in plaits.

Online screening – Voices from the Knitting Circle

Following a successful run at cinemas and film festivals, we are delighted to announce that Voices from the Knitting Circle will be screened online this autumn, launching on Monday 5 October at 7pm. It will remain available to watch…
Screenshot by Mohammed Ali

White Pariahs: Quiet Rebels – Second R&D

In autumn 2019  we undertook a research  and development period of White Pariahs, unearthing the hidden stories of white working class women who crossed the 'colour line’, and fell in love with, or married Black men.  This was the beginning…
A theatre stage set in a circle. The background comprises stacks of white boxes, the ones on top are open. A '70s chair is placed at the centre of the stage, and around the stage there are two bottles of wine, high heel shoes thrown on the floor and a floral dress hanging out from one of the boxes on the floor.Kay Fi'ain

Chairs’ Letter: Please Help the Arts Survive

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The performing arts are battling for survival at a time when theatre matters more than ever. It’s not only the West End, the annual panto, world-class musicals, dance, opera and Shakespeare – it’s the creative and outreach work happening…

Useful links and resources

Since March 2020, we have all been searching and sharing information on support available during the pandemic.  We have collated a list of links that you may find useful. As we are coming out of the lockdown period,  we will continue…
Lisette Auton

COVID-19 update: A message of hope and support

  A Word from our Artistic Director   Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and afraid. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. Let the beauty we love be what we do… I love…
A black man and a white woman hug each other tenderly.Rehan Jamil

White Pariahs – First R&D

In autumn 2019  we undertook a research  and development period of White Pariahs, unearthing the hidden stories of white working class women who ‘crossed the colour line’, and fell in love with, or married Black men. The women risked hostility…
Copy to the Writer Photography

This is How it Happens – R&D

In summer 2019 we collaborated with poet, playwright and performer, Tanaka Mhishi on the development of his extraordinary new work, a visceral excavation of the impact of sexual assault on young men, entitled This is How it Happens. The work…