Virtual Fringe Artists:

Simon Day & PILOT

Simon Day is a freelance theatre-maker and project co-ordinator. Simon was a founding member of The Wrong Crowd, with whom he developed PILOT - an initiative to support the development of new theatre and performance in the region. [MORE]

Multi Arts Nation
The original concept of Multi Arts Nation was to bring together what was happening in the club and rave scene into a performance arts space and vice versa, leading on DJ, Dance, Drama and Mixed Media projects. [MORE]

Theatre Absolute
Theatre Absolute is a multi-award-winning new writing theatre company, nationally acclaimed for its blistering productions of Car, Raw and Kid. [MORE]

Kathi Leahy
Kathi Leahy has directed spectacular large-scale theatre work both in this country and abroad. In Coventry she is best known for the summer carnival and her Belgrade Theatre productions of The Wedding, The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, and the Millennium Mysteries. [MORE]

Adrian Palka
Adrian Palka teaches at Coventry University Performing Arts and works internationally in performance and installation.

Tribal Soul
Tribal Soul - Anwa Essien and Patrice Naiambana - are story and art creators for all seasons; producers of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural works/events inspired by African performance and culture; and facilitators of workshop collaborations for all sectors of society. [MORE]

Talking Birds
Talking Birds is a company of artists engaged in the transformation of spaces - both real and imagined. With a national reputation in the UK for producing "stylish and compelling" work (Independent on Sunday) across a number of disciplines, including theatre, music, film/video, digital and visual art, Talking Birds specialises in mixed-media and site-specific work. [MORE]

Fiori is a band which has a reputation for understanding 'performance' as an artform. They like pushing boundaries and refuse to be categorised, confusing critics who can't find a label for them. [MORE]

Snarling Beasties
Snarling Beasties has won numerous awards including three consecutive Perrier Awards for Pick of the Fringe, The Independent Theatre Award and the Time Out Theatre Award. Recent work, including One Hundred and One Dalmatians at The Belgrade, is large in scale, spectacle and impact. [MORE]

Orchestra of the Swan
"The remarkable Orchestra of the Swan" (Birmingham Post) is the most dynamic and innovative chamber orchestra in the region. Giving "stirring performances" (The Guardian) the orchestra is an ensemble of possibilities. Equally at home in Symphony Hall and village halls the orchestra believes in 'Making Music and Breaking Barriers'. [MORE]

Predacom is an independent film and video production company with an established reputation for producing imaginative and creative short films and documentaries. [MORE]

Diaspora is a Birmingham-based arts organisation run by musician Kate Luxmoore, which works with artists from all disciplines, including dance, music, mask, storytelling and food. [MORE]

Nicola Richardson & Colin Marsh
Colin is primarily a 2D artist who works on large-scale drawing based on events at home and abroad. Predominantly an installation artist, Nicola’s work focuses on perception and identity of people and places. [MORE]

Mrittika Arts
Mrittika Arts is nationally acclaimed for its productions of Indian dance and its principal aim is to bring the very best of South Asian arts to as wide an audience as possible. [MORE]

Highly Sprung Performance Company
Highly Sprung Performance Company create original and innovative work using a style of performance that conveys a narrative through movement that speaks and a text that moves. [MORE]

Vanessa Oakes & Mark Evans
Vanessa’s previous plays include: You Are Here, 77 Sunset Strip, Agamemnon - The Curse of Thyestes, The Chimney Sweep’s Apprentice, A Woman Called Magdalena, Anaglypta Daydreaming, and Dog in a Suitcase. Mark is Principal Lecturer in Theatre at Coventry University. He trained at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris and specialises in physical theatre and movement training. [MORE]

The Shysters
The Shysters are a company of nine actors with learning disabilities, whose work is led by Richard Hayhow, artistic director, and a team of artists including Kathy Joyce, the company’s associate director. [MORE]

Jo Roberts
Jo calls herself a Commentariographer and she comments on people and places by a variety of means. Her work is project based, and through the process such things as audio recordings, maps, and books are produced. [MORE]

Radio: Alan Van Wijgerden | The Heaventree Press | WorldSong | Steve Smith

Lighting & Projection: Alan Rivett | Andy Telford

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