Posts by Amanda Wilde

Friday Arts Boost

As usual, it’s Wendy – Co-Artistic Director of Red Earth – who does the research on what’s trending in the book world. It’s me that benefits from all that work. I pick up the books she’s ordered and happily read them, even if she hasn’t read them yet. Last Friday I finished this book… It’s…

Read More

Soonchild in Development

Get a glimpse here of images and music from our development work with talented composer – musicians Rosie Bott, Jamie Rutherford and Ning Ning Li of Threaded. Working with actors, Clare-Louise English and Tom Dawze, we spent a wonderful week looking at how to make the music more accessible to deaf audiences. Our brilliant technical…

Read More

Foundation Derbyshire – John Weston Fund

Thanks to the generosity of the John Weston Fund – Foundation Derbyshire, Red Earth has been able to kick start our fundraising for our literacy project: In My Own Words The pilot project is a collaboration with Reigate Park Primary School using theatre and captioning to develop literacy and communication confidence with pupils from the…

Read More

Soonchild R&D

Last week saw Red Earth directors Wendy and Amanda working with Threaded folk fusion music trio – Rosie, Jamie and Ning-ning and actors Tom Dawze and Clare-Louise English, to begin creative work around our next touring show, Soonchild – adapted from the book by Russell Hoban. The work in our rehearsal space was as hot…

Read More

Threaded to Collaborate with Red Earth

The World Songs Our next show – Soonchild, an adaptation of the book by cult fiction writer Russell Hoban, is an tale of a reluctant hero’s search for the lost World Songs – songs that entice all children in to the world. Soonchild, refuses to be born. Her father, Sixteen Face John, a failing shaman who…

Read More

Mindfulness for Visual Language Professionals

Wendy Rouse – Co-Artistic Director of Red Earth Theatre is currently studying part time for the MSc in Mindfulness at Bangor University. Wendy’s offering a FREE 4 week introductory course in Mindfulness specially for Visual Language Professionals in the Midlands (BSL Interpreters and Communication Support workers). The course will give a free taster of what Mindfulness…

Read More

An Invitation for Monday 19th February

INVITATION Are you Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing? Are you free on Monday 19th February Do you live in the East Midlands? Can you help us? Red Earth Theatre and University of Nottingham are doing research about captions. How to make theatre captions better for D/deaf and hard of hearing people. We need advice from…

Read More

Once in a Blue Moon

We made Mirror Mirror in the month where there were 2 full moons. It only happens once a year, like our theatre tours. The full moons were both large and beautiful. Mirror Mirror is  a slightly smaller, but no less beautiful, thing. A fully integrated show – in BSL and English, with captions – for…

Read More

Who’s Who Competition

Who’s Who Competition The leader of the dwarfs in Mirror Mirror is called Eric but can you guess the others? Their names are: A. Eric B. Colin C. Dave D. Rab E. Eddie F. Mick G. Rodney But who is who? Match the right name to the pictures of the 7 men (Numbered 1 –…

Read More

D/deaf Like Me

We’ve offered you the Long Version. Now we’re bringing you the short version of D/deaf Like Me. This research project, with the University of Nottingham, funded by AHRC through the Midlands3Cities project, took us to 6 cities across the Midlands and the North. We spoke in depth to over 100 Deaf and hearing people, aged…

Read More