CrossArts goes to RADA Festival

For two performances only, CrossArts will be sharing their work in progress ‘Threads’ at this year’s RADA Festival.

‘Threads’, which has been inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and its arrival to the UK in 2022, is a rich illustration of female creativity and craft: in art, motherhood, and survival.

This imaginative comedy drama will be proudly hosted by RADA Festival, and performed by an all female cast and creative team.

The new play by Alice Robinson will be showing at the Gielgud Theatre at RADA, London, on 7pm, Wednesday 3rd July2pm, Saturday 6th July.

Tickets on sale soon at the RADA website

We hope to see many of our CrossArts friends there!

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a perfect opportunity for enjoying art made by female artists, and we want to say we love Dorothea Tanning.

We went to the Tate Modern to see the first large-scale exhibition of her work for 25 years.

In her 70 year career, Tanning produced paintings, soft sculpture, set designs and writing. Her dark and bonkers fairytale “Chasm” about a little girl, a lion and a pile of body parts is one of Alice’s faves!

Often called one of the founding Surrealists, Dorothea’s early paintings are gothic, sharp and hold a million little stories. As her career progressed she explored more abstract forms, explaining later that she went from looking at the dream world to being inside it. Her colourful billowing forms are vivid beyond the imagination, and her sculptures manage to dance the edge of horror and comedy. Our favourite was a sweet creature-like blob named “Tweedy”, who we’re thinking of adopting as our new mascot. But it’ll have to clean up after itself.

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“Tweedy”

“Dorothea Tanning” will be at the Tate Modern until 9th June 2019.