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Now available - Restless Exploration: 21 Years of Magnetic North


Since making our debut with Tom McGrath’s The Dream Train in November 1999, we’ve produced plays, music-theatre, installations and films and have run a unique and comprehensive multi-artform artist development programme. We have supported more than 250 artists from theatre, dance, film, visual arts, music and literature to create new work and develop their practice in new ways. Restless Exploration: 21 Years of Magnetic North contains details of all our work between 1999 and 2020, including images from productions and notes by Artistic Director Nicholas Bone. It also features work specially commissioned from some of the artists we have worked with over the last twenty-one years.

Even in 2020, the strangest year in our history, we managed to stay productive: supporting artists and making work through twelve micro-commissions, four development projects, three online productions and three artists’ residencies. 

The book was designed by Fogbank Projects and is available in a limited edition of 200. Copies are available online for £10 (plus p&p) and all proceeds will go directly to supporting individual artists. The first 50 orders from our website will also receive two David Shrigley Pass the Spoon postcards: