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Aotearoa (The Long, White Cloud)

I’m on the other side of the world, at the almost northernmost point of the north island. This is Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean in a spectacular swirl of currents. It is a sacred site, steeped in spirituality; for Māori, this is the place where the wairua (spirit) of their recently passed loved ones depart to the afterlife, their homeland Hawaiki.

 

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Rough Mix Perth participating artists announced

This year’s Rough Mix (our multi-art form residency) will take place at Perth Theatre from 7–18 January 2019.

We have a great group of artists coming - Lesley Wilson, Diego Bagagal, Rosanna Irvine, Nichola Scrutton, Ailie Robertson, Bob Bennett and Lise Olsen. Find out more about some of them below.

Please join us if you can for a sharing of work at Perth Theatre on Friday 18 January at 6.00pm. Book a free ticket here.

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Falling in step with the Deer Dancer

In autumn 2017, I was delighted to be awarded an artist attachment with Magnetic North to develop Deer Dancer, an interdisciplinary project investigating the mimesis of deer, specifically, representations within traditional dance forms.

Hanna after taking a turn at the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, September 2018. Photo by Lydia Honeybone

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Apply now for Space/Time March 2019 in Lyth

Our next Space Time retreat will run from 13th-18th March 2019 at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness and the application process is now open. Experienced artists from any art form are welcome to apply by the deadline of 1pm on Friday 21st December.

Space/Time is a paid creative retreat for experienced artists from all disciplines that asks the question “How does an artist keep developing?”

It aims to refresh participants through a stimulating examination of creativity. During the residency, we will explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can continue challenging themselves to develop.

The residency combines facilitated dialogue - built around a series of self-generated questions - with time for individual reflection and work. It is led by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath.

 You can find out more about how to apply here and if you need any more information please get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Young Musicians wanted for Lost in Music

Young Musicians wanted for Lost in Music

Magnetic North is looking for young musicians in Glasgow and Edinburgh to be part of our new production, Lost in Music, in March 2019.  The musicians will learn a new piece of music and will perform it alongside the professional cast as part of the performances. We are looking for people aged 16-25 who love music and can sing, play an instrument or both.  You will be required to commit to take part in two performances and six rehearsal sessions.  This is a paid opportunity. Please read the information sheet (link below) before applying. 

Deadline for applications Friday 7 December 2018. 

For more information and how to apply please download the appropriate information sheet by clicking one of the links below:

Glasgow           Edinburgh

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