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What we’ve been reading

Here’s a round up of what we’ve been reading online this week…


Michael Coveney: Elegy for a massacre in Southwark, sweet sorrow at ENO, faint hearts at the Globe
By Michael Coveney via What’s On Stage
Departing ENO music director Edward Gardner told Richard Morrison in The Times last week that for all ENO’s success, there’s a feeling that our politicians still don’t “get” the arts.
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Diary of a theatre addict
By Mark Shenton via The Stage
It’s hardly like going down a mine and slogging at the coalface to watch live theatre happening most nights. In fact, I never lose sight of the fact that it’s truly a privilege.

But it is important to maintain one’s enthusiasm as much as possible and to stay fresh and receptive to what we are presented with.
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Cyclists assaulted in Bermondsey: police appeal
By London SE1 website team via London SE1 Community Website
Sam Khamtonwong has published a video of the incident which took place on St James’s Road in Bermondsey, close to the junction with Esmeralda Road and not far from the City of London Academy.
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New rector for Christ Church Southwark
By London SE1 website team via London SE1 Community Website
“If you walk around the parish you see all the amazing contrasts and opportunities: pockets of deprivation and needy community alongside the new Blackfriars Station, many signs that the City has already crossed Blackfriars Bridge soon to emerge alongside One Blackfriars.”
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Where are all the fresh, new voices of Australian queer theatre?
By James Norman via The Guardian Culture Blog
Where are today’s vital voices in queer theatre? And why has it become so increasingly rare to find new GLBTI voices or biting contemporary political critique amid a wave of reinterpreted classics?
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REVIEW: From Scratch

A Friend of A Friend Productions Presents “From Scratch”

Last night I went to a really interesting theatrical evening presented by A Friend of a Friend Productions called ‘From Scratch’ which showcased new writers using 5 short plays in a read-thru format.  Now, although I wasn’t there as a reviewer, I’m afraid the bug has got me and I have to put my thoughts and impressions into the written domain.  So, here goes:

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Out with the old…..


Look closely because it’s time to say goodbye to the old logo with its spray painted box…… and hello to our sexy new logo!


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We are incredibly excited to reveal our new logo courtesy of the wonderfully talented Christopher Jay Designs who is working with A Friend of a Friend Productions this year.

We love how he was able to take our ramblings about supporting new artists, tight knit communities and a no nonsense attitude, and came up with this monochrome crowd motif.

As well as our awesome new logo, Chris has already been hard at work creating the branding for our slick new look, and streamlining the design for our 2014 Season – including the main event, site specific production Another Day.


Watch this space to see more from Christopher Jay Designs for A Friend of a Friend – there’s plenty more to come!