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Wellspring Participants 2021

A warm welcome to Carmen, Fatima, Gabrielle, Lilac, Nicole, Paula, Robbie and Victoria, the eight writers and playwrights joining Wellspring this autumn. We are delighted to be working with a brilliant cohort of disabled, d/Deaf and Neurodivergent…

Quiet Rebels comes to life

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It is our turn to share the joy of being back in a room after all these months and make theatre! Earlier this autumn the R&D team met at The Albany for a rehearsed reading of the script. In the meantime, Stephen Rudder has…
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New Board members

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In September 2021 we bade goodbye to Lucy Hannah, who stepped down from the Board following three years of service. Lucy has been a stalwart ally of the company, the team and its work for many years. We are greatly thankful for her support and…
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Apply to the Wellspring Programme

We are seeking London-based disabled, Neurodivergent and D/deaf playwrights and script writers to join Wellspring, a new professional development programme. We are very excited to have teamed up with some of the most important disabled…
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Creative Freelancers: Shaping London’s Recovery

  We're delighted to be part of Fuel Theatre 's 'Creative Freelancers: Shaping London's Recovery' scheme that will support the powerhouse of our sector: wonderful arts freelancers. About the programme Creative freelancers,…

Chair Vacancy 2021

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We are seeking a new Chair to support Artistic Director, Simon Startin, Vital Xposure’s Team and lead the Board of five committed Directors to oversee the growth of the Company through its next exciting decade. We are interested in hearing…
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Online Discussion Panel and Q&A – VIDEO

Following a successful run at cinemas and film festivals, Voices from the Knitting Circle was screened online between 5 October and 15 November 2020. Through this online activity we wanted to pay tribute to the women who survived life in…
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New Artistic Director

Our new Artistic Director We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Simon Startin has been appointed as our new Artistic Director! He will join the Vital Xposure team in early 2021 as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Simon is an…
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NOT DEAD YET!

Disability History Month 2020: Julie McNamara pays tribute to beloved comrades of the Disability Arts Movement     My friend woke up in an Intensive care ward with DNR written over her head. DNR, Do Not Resuscitate. Before…