top of page

HAVE YOUR          SAY.....

Whether you agree or disagree with our critics, we welcome  your comments and will try to include them at the end of the review. 

Please use our contact form 

Performance artists get a shutdown challenge

The Belgrade and Coventry's City of Culture Trust are offering £200 each to performance artists who could win the chance to showcase their work next month.

Normally the Shoot Festival is staged before a live audience. This time the event's been re-titled the Shut Down But Scratching Shoot Festival - and that's due to go ahead on April 15.

In a rapid response to the coronavirus restrictions, organisers are looking to commission 10 "early career" artists to develop a piece around the theme "Imagine."

And that might just have to be filmed in their front rooms.

Belgrade spokeswoman Heather Kincaid said: "Perhaps you can envisage a better tomorrow, take us on a spectacular journey from your living room, or create an imagined reality for us all to escape into."

There's been so much publicity about the impact of Covid-19 on theatres, pubs and restaurants, but less about the knock-on effect all the closures have on independent artists who rely on all these venues to share their work...and trial it earn a living.

Festival organisers are looking for online applications from theatre-makers, musicians, poets, dancers, visual and digital artists...all are welcome to apply.

For more details visit

WORDS & IMAGES UK   presents....

bottom of page