Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:29:34 +0100 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:29:34 +0100 International Music Day 2017 Today marks International Music Day, held every year on 21 June, the Summer Solstice. Each year there are events in over 120 countries and 700 cities around the world. Originating in France in 1982, the event, also known as Fête de la Musique, quickly spread across the globe, with performers taking to the streets to sing, dance and play instruments. The Belgrade is offering the opportunity to make your voice heard with a protest song for your generation and start a revolution! Your song co... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Refugee Week 2017 19 – 25 June marks Refugee Week. This year the theme for Refugee Week is “Different Pasts, Shared Future”. We’ve created a short film with members from our Community and Education theatre groups to highlight the notion of “shared future” in relation to the themes of “home” and “belonging”. To do this, we explored individual experiences and opinions on the themes. We found commonalties of experience shared between different individuals, which showed shared values co-exist... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade Theatre reports major reduction in energy consumption The Belgrade Theatre has announced a reduction in its electricity usage per performance by over a third. From 2010/11 to 2016/17, the average kWh/1000 per performance has fallen by 36.46%, as a result of initiatives taken by the organisation to address climate change and reduce its overall impact on the environment. Since 2010, all lighting in the theatre has been converted to low energy, with approximately 1500 to 1600 light bulbs replaced, and all offices have been fitted with split switc... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 An evening with the cast of Footloose Last night, a group of our audience members for Footloose had the opportunity to join the cast and crew after the show to say hello, get autographs and snap some selfies! The cast, including Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, chatted to our guests, who were thrilled to meet the musical stars. They also threw their support behind Coventry’s City of Culture 2021 bid; posing for a photo with our guests Faye and her friend are Gareth Gates who plays Willard, and Joshua Dowen who plays leading man... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Enrica Damini: Six weeks at the Belgrade My name is Enrica Damini, and I am an MA student in International Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Warwick. The Master’s degree I am doing offers students the opportunity to undertake a placement in a cultural organisation. I considered this a good opportunity to both gain practical experience in arts management and explore the management practice of a cultural organisation. Over the past six weeks, I had the chance of working with both the Belgrade Community and Educ... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Jinhwa Choi: My Internship at the Belgrade My name is Jinhwa Choi, and I am an MA student studying International Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Warwick. Within my course, we study Cultural Theory and International Cultural Policy to explore theoretical ideas about culture and cultural policy issues. In addition to the academic backgrounds, we have the option to do a placement as a part of one of our modules, Placement and Case Study, to gain practical experience in cultural policy and management within a cultur... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Watch our award-winning production Made In India LIVE online Tune in on Weds 14 June at 8pm for a free-to-watch, live broadcast of our award-winning production of Made in India. Following its world premiere at the Belgrade earlier this year and a successful UK tour, Made in India is a thrilling new play about motherhood and blood ties between women and nations from writer Satinder Chohan. In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women meet. Londoner Eva is in motherhood’s last chance saloon. For village girl Aditi, dairy worker and single mother, sur... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Volunteers Week 2017 Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, this year taking place from the 1-7 June. To celebrate, the Belgrade want to shout about the fantastic contributions of Rose, Andrew, Berta, Tara, Chris, Sarah and Esme, Coventry University Media Students that have been volunteering their time to join us in our weekly drama sessions for over 50s, part of our Arts Gymnasium project, to create a documentary exhibition about the ... Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Helena Kaut-Howson on Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog will be our landmark production to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Belgrade’s B2 auditorium and mark the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. Here, Director Helena Kaut-Howson explains a little more about this brand new and adventurous drama. The story is based on a real incident reported in papers of the time and which Vladimov developed in his award winning novella. When after the death of Stalin a limited political amnesty was ann... Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Gareth Gates on Footloose With less than two weeks to go until Footloose bursts on to the Belgrade’s Main Stage, we took a moment to speak to singing sensation and star of the show, Gareth Gates. Find out more about Gareth’s character in Footloose and get an insight into his latest venture involving coconut teas! When did you first start to sing? I was eight years old when I first realised I could sing. It was at my first school where they were putting on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamc... Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100