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Past Events

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Tin Horse Theatre are delighted to announce a new work-in-progress at
The Station in central Bristol.

February 2014

Coward's Hope is an exciting audio journey into a dark future vision of Bristol exploring concepts of home, identity and the threat of the unknown. Join us and be transported to a dystopian future and faced with the question 'what would you do?'.

Ticket details can be found via The Station website.

Dates: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Monday 24th February.
Times: Performances at 2pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.

Performance time is approximately 20 minutes.
Please arrive ten minutes before your start time.

Venue: The Station, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2AG.
Entrance opposite Bridewell Police Station

There is a strictly limited capacity within this event. Please be aware there is no seating within the show and strictly no latecomers.

Tin Horse Theatre receive Grants for the Arts funding for work with New Horizon Youth Centre

May 2012

Tin Horse Theatre are delighted to announce that we have been granted funding from Arts Council England to carry out a series of workshops with young people from New Horizon Youth Centre towards the end of Summer 2012 culminating in a final performance at the New Diorama Theatre.

This follows a successful series of workshops at New Horizon Youth Centre in Autumn 2011 and further development of the project with Ilana Winterstein.

As part of this new project our facilitators will take part in a series of consultation sessions with Dr Caroline Howarth, a social psychologist from LSE who has worked on previous projects looking at identity and belonging with young people and communities in London.

We will keep you all up to date with progress of the project and information on the final performance when we have more details but just wanted to share this great news with you for now.

We'd also like to thank New Horizon Youth Centre, the New Diorama Theatre, Facing History and Ourselves and all our friends for their ongoing support in making this project a reality.

Workshops, Performance and Social Engagement

October 2011

As stated earlier in the year Tin Horse Theatre had started work with young people from London who are homeless, vulnerable or at risk. We have now completed our first full length project with this extraordinary group.

At the beginning of September 2011 our workshop facilitators started a 3 week program at New Horizon Youth Centre running regular theatre workshops resulting in a small performance by the young people we worked with. We could not have predicted how wonderful it would turn out. Each session turned into not only a theatre workshop but a critical debate, discussing the themes of the workshops and each of the young people's experiences in socialisation and how the workshops were relevant to them.

For more information see Workshops.

Tin Horse Theatre Reaches Out

2011 has been very exciting. We have got ourselves stuck into the busiest time in the history of the company. It all started with a long hard look at the company itself and what we wanted to achieve from our work. The result is the new aims and values found on our home page.

With this new mantra in mind we have carried out a number of workshops at New Horizon Youth Centre, a charity working with young people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk. We hope to continue working with these young people towards the end of the year allowing them to explore issues that concern them through theatre. This work is the start of Tin Horse Theatre’s work with isolated members of the community, which will include a major production scheduled for early 2012.

Further details of next year’s project and our workshops will be updated on the website very soon. If you’d like to help us in our outreach work or next year’s production please take a look at our Friends Scheme. Alternatively get in touch with us here.

Tin Horse Theatre presents The Grand Cake Off

A wake in celebration of the life of Miss Ivy Henrietta Lidbetter (1930 - 2010); baker, explorer and a relentless inspiration to all she met.

Friday November 19th at The Ritzy in Brixton.

Entrance: £5 or £4 for those with baking efforts.*

We would love you to come and join us for an evening of music, baking extremes and tales of the past and future from Miss Lidbetter’s international associates in memoriam of this grand old lady! Highlights of the night will include The Grand Cake Off!
 We implore each and everyone one of you to bring your finest baked efforts - both experimental and conventional - for the judgment of one but tasting by all. 

Be these gateaus, fairy cakes, scones, marzipan laced brownies, carrot, lemon or ginger cakes etc - all sizes and efforts will be welcome and tested. 

The prize for the finest effort includes one on one cooking guidance from Winni, her most trusted aid of 14 years who was not only the first to taste Miss Lidbetter’s final baking effort but also the only person alive who retains Miss Lidbetter’s knowledge. Judging takes place at 10.30pm.

Music on the night from 8.30pm: The Green Rock River Band, The Mayflys and The Bay Citee Molars will also be in attendance. Further guests will be announced in due course.

A Moment For Ivy: At 11.30pm (TBC) Miss Lidbetter’s final baking effort (as yet untouched and especially saved by Winni for tonight) is presented and tasted by us all.

Also in attendance: A selection of her apprentice's and people she met on her travels across South America, Europe and Africa throughout the 20th century who will bestow upon us the tales she encountered and the cakes she has baked. They will also bring along Miss Lidbetter’s favorite contraptions and souvenirs from across the globe. 

For further information on the event and the great woman herself please click here.

* Entry is £3 to Foundation and Premium Friends and free of charge to Executive Friends of Tin Horse Theatre.

The Ritzy is found at Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG.

First 6 months of the decade over…

After a blistering first half of 2010, don’t be alarmed if it seems like we’re a wee bit quiet for the next few months.

Rest assured we’re hard at work planning the next stage for the company’s development.

Keep your ears to the ground and checking our website and Facebook & Twitter pages to get the latest news.

Wedlock at Sandpit, part of the March V&A Late

Tin Horse Theatre are helping to facilitate a brand new pervasive game, Wedlock, for this March’s V&A Late which is being organised in conjunction with Hide & Seek.

For the last few weeks Tin Horse Theatre have been in regular contact with a little known artist called The Spinner whose creations are forming the foundations and detail for the piece. The Spinner is expected to appear at the V&A on the evening.

The event begins at 6.30pm and goes on until 10pm.

Tin Horse Theatre at February Sandpit and the V&A in March

V&A Late Tin Horse Theatre are preparing a brand new pervasive game for this March’s V&A Late which is being organised in conjunction with Hide and Seek. We are working closely with a little known artist known as The Spinner whose creations are forming the foundations and detail for the piece.

The game requires 4 players at a time who will be selected on a first come first served basis on the night.

Our preparations include an appearance at the February 22nd Sandpit at the Southbank centre. The Spinner is not expected to be present at this event.

New Friends scheme

We have recently created a new way for people to help support our work through our new Friends Scheme, allowing our supporters to have a closer relationship with us.

Past Work

Wedlock Lock With Key The Valley
Philip Lock With Key The Valley

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