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We’re casting

We are currently looking to cast performers for our upcoming UK tour of Dead Good, our show celebrating living and dying. The production, a co-commission with London International Mime Festival, will be on the road through Feb and into March 2022.

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Welcome to Mary-Jayne!

We’re delighted that Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford has taken on the role of Deaf Ambassador with the aim of engaging and connecting with the d/Deaf community.

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All aboard!

We’ve recently welcomed new members to our Board of Trustees and are delighted to announce our new team.

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Thank you for watching!

A year on from our BBC Culture in Quarantine commission, How Hard is Waving?, we've attracted brand new audiences to mask theatre - thank you to everyone who’s spread the word over the last 12 months.

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Calling all teachers!

We’re delighted to be part of Worcestershire’s Creativity Exchange,  an online event on  July 6th (5- 6:30pm) that gives teachers chance to discuss how the curriculum can be revitalised and take part in creative activities and workshops.

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Falling in love through double glazing

Our recent Covid-safe tour of care homes has proved a hit with residents and staff alike.

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Welcome to our actors in China!

This week we've started rehearsals over Zoom for performances featuring Chinese actors at the Modern Drama Valley Festival, Shanghai.

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Communicating Through Covid Times

 We’ve created an online course to help GPs and health professionals get the best out of communication during the pandemic.

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We’re taking to the streets of Shanghai!

Vamos Theatre joins forces with the Inside Out Theatre, Beijing, to create a brand new festival performance.

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Play’s the Thing!

Over 55? Want to connect with others? Join us for a special online playfulness and creativity course.

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Celebrating The Wednesday Wave!

Thank you to everyone in the UK and beyond who have supported The Wednesday Wave over the last ten weeks. Here's to every person who went that extra mile...

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What a year it’s been!

Celebrating what's been good about the year, and looking forward to seeing our audiences again in 2021!

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Radio Leyland helps The Wednesday Wave in style

Volunteer run radio station Radio Leyland has taken up The Wednesday Wave with such enthusiasm they’ve got over 20 care homes waving!

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We’re taking part in Giving Tuesday – will you join us?

Giving Tuesday, on Dec 1st, is a one day opportunity for us to give back to others - acts of kindness or support, giving our time or financial donations - keeping  joy, hope and generosity alive and well.

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It’s Joy in a Box!

Forget Advent Calendars, find out what we’re sharing with care homes this Christmas…

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We are finalists!

We’re delighted that our work with and for people living with dementia has been selected as a finalist in this year’s National Dementia Care Awards.

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Exciting start to our national loneliness campaign

The Wednesday Wave got off to a cracking start at its official launch this week at Stanfield Care Home, Worcester

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Let the Waving Begin!

We're hugely excited to be launching The Wednesday Wave, a national and international campaign to combat loneliness during the current pandemic

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We’re moving home!

From this week, we're moving home to the Swan Theatre in Worcester.

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How Hard is Waving is released!

You can see our new BBC Culture in Quarantine commission from this week on BBC iplayer and social media.

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BBC Culture in Quarantine success

We’re hugely excited to announce that we’ve been selected as a BBC Arts/Arts Council England Culture in Quarantine commission.

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Sharing learning across the world

During the current crisis, we’ve been doing everything we can to share mask resources with teachers and students…

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Dead Good tour cancelled

We have taken the sad but necessary decision to cancel the rest of the Dead Good tour with immediate effect.

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We’re crowdfunding!

Can you help us tour our theatre show, Sharing Joy, to people living with life-limiting illnesses, including dementia?

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Vamos Theatre joins forces with Regional Foster Families

We’re very excited to announce two major nationwide projects working alongside foster agency, Regional Foster Families (RFF).

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Vamos Theatre wins support from Creative Scotland

We’re delighted to have received funding to further our work in Scotland.

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Would you like your own Vamos Theatre masks?

We’re delighted to have a Vamos Theatre Mask Set now available to buy, featuring characters from all our productions…

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An evening of New Beginnings

Join us at Worcester Arts Workshop for Vamos Youth Theatre and Vamos Central's end of term scratch night.

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Getting fired up!

Thank you to all the supporters who came to our recent Amigos Day…

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A right royal Amigos Day!

We’re having a special day to thank all our Vamos Amigos for their support, with chance to try out masks, meet staff and learn Amigos tips and tricks.

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Announcing tour dates for Dead Good

We’re delighted to be announcing tour dates for our brand new production.

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Stars on 45!

Come and see participants from our first Full Mask Foundation Course for emerging artists perform scenes from favourite Vamos Theatre shows.

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Charities pledge support for Dead Good tour

Audiences will be able to ask questions and get support from end of life charities at most venues on our upcoming tour.

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Cast and crew confirmed for Dead Good

Our brand new show about end of life tours from January 2020, and what a great team we have on board!

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St Richard’s Hospice welcomes Vamos Theatre

Thank you to everyone from Men’s Space at St Richard’s for inviting us to talk and listen with the group last week.

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Expanding our web content for BSL users

A big thanks to everyone involved in the making of our new BSL trailers, two new films which give BSL users more information about us and our work.

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Rachael joins strategic government group on dementia

We’re very proud that our Artistic Director, Rachael Savage, has joined the Prime Minister’s Rural Dementia Task and Finish Group at Westminster.

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Vamos Central gives debut public performance

Vamos Central did us proud last week, making their debut as part of Voices and Visions at Worcester Cathedral.

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Introducing our new production for 2020…

We’re pleased to announce our brand new production, which will tour from January 2020

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Thanks to our d/Deaf website consultants

A huge thank you to those from the d/Deaf community who took part in our recent website consultation.

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Welcome Rhiannon!

A big Vamos Theatre welcome to Rhiannon Malbas, who has joined us as Administrator.

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Keeping things chilled

We’ve been running Chilled Performances since 2015 and believe in them more than ever. We’ve three remaining on our current tour of A Brave Face – but what are they and are they open to everyone?

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Opportunities, challenges and achievements

Our final Knowledge Sharing Day was a fantastic melting pot of ideas, inspiration and innovation – and certainly a day to remember.

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Singing the praises of our partner venues…

It's fantastic to be able to share some more inspiring stories from our Strategic Touring venue partners, sharing the ways they are engaging people living with dementia.

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Celebration and inspiration

On Feb 28th, we'll be celebrating the successes of our two-year Arts Council England-funded project engaging people living with dementia and their carers.

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RSC launch first Dementia Group

As a result of its collaboration with us, the RSC hosted its very first Dementia Group last Friday.

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Welcome to our A Brave Face tour team

A big Vamos Theatre welcome to our new tour team, who've started rehearsals this week for the spring tour of A Brave Face.

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Free Mask Making Residency for Veterans

In March, we're holding a Mask Making Residency for Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS/PTSD) and health professionals who care for them.

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Hello and goodbye

As we say a fond farewell to our Administrator, Kathryn, we say a big hello and welcome to Abbie and Sarah, who will job share the role.

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Shoulder to Shoulder

Using full mask for the first time, students at Abingdon & Whitney College have been working with us as part of the Shoulder to Shoulder project, marking recent anniversaries in the fight for women's rights.

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Alzheimer’s Society at Finding Joy

We're delighted that Alzheimer's Society will be in the foyer after performances of Finding Joy, providing information and support for audiences about dementia.

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Actions speak louder…

Celebrating one of the projects our amazing venue partners are running to support people living with dementia

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Walk the Walk!

Help us defeat dementia by joining one of Alzheimer's Society's Memory Walks.

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Midwives at the RSC

Fancy a visit to Stratford upon Avon? See our spick and span Midwives on Call at the RSC foyer, part of Engage Festival 2018

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A summer of Sharing

Thank you to everyone involved in making our summer tour of Sharing Joy such a fun-filled success.

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Announcing the new Finding Joy cast

We’re delighted to announce the cast for our upcoming autumn tour of Finding Joy.

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Happy Birthday, NHS!

We were delighted to take part in NHS 70th birthday celebrations last week in Dudley.

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Welcome to Claire

We’ve been joined this month by Claire Morton as our new Executive Producer.

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Join our new Youth Theatre!

This September we’ll be starting our brand new Youth Theatre for young people aged 13-21 years old - applications are open now.

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A chance to see Finding Joy

We're delighted to be taking one of our favourite shows out this autumn - dates are limited so check the tour list soon if you'd like to come.

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Welcome to the Sharing Joy cast

We've a singing, dancing, puppeteering and (of course) mask-clever cast joining us this week, ready to take Sharing Joy out on the road.

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Sharing the Joy in Dementia Awareness Week

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, we're delighted to announce dates for our upcoming tour, Sharing Joy

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Creative innovation in Plymouth

We took part in the Plymouth International Dementia Conference last week - and what an inspiration it was...

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Learn to make connections

Don’t miss our one-off workshop for anyone connected with people living with dementia.

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A Brave Face heads to Europe

We head once more to Europe next week, with performances in Schaffhausen and Wolfsburg.

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Sharing the Knowledge

We’ve teamed up with some wonderful new partners for year two of our Strategic Touring Project, which aims to engage people living with dementia, their carers and families.

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Welcome to Panna

A big Vamos Theatre welcome to Panna Parmar, who joins us as Marketing Manager.

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Announcing our new Associate Artist

We're delighted to announce the appointment of a new Vamos Theatre Associate Artist.

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Promoting positive caring with the NHS

Recent Vamos Theatre workshops commissioned by Chiltern CCG (NHS) brought together a diverse range of participants,  helping to connect people, provide new skills and increase self confidence.

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Celebrating 17

What a year it's been! We've visited seven countries, toured three productions and...well, read on if you'd like to know more!

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Vamos secures funding to reach military communities

Vamo is teaming up with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, and Hereford College of Art to reach Veterans in Hereford.

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Arts Council England Gfa funding success

We’re delighted to have been awarded funding from Arts Council England for A Brave Face, our tour for Spring 2018.

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Finding Joy heads to China

Vamos will be performing Finding Joy this week at China International Mime Festival in Guangzhou.

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Vamos Theatre joins Dementia Action Alliance.

Vamos Theatre has been accepted as a member of Dementia Action Alliance, allowing us to forge connections with other organisations taking action on dementia.

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An award for Dennis!

Vamos Theatre Artist in Residence Clint Bolster has won an award with his first solo full mask theatre piece.

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Come to our Relaxed Performances

Interested in attending a Relaxed or Dementia Friendly Performance? We've got several coming up....

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Vamos needs you! Introducing our Amigos…

Vamos Amigos is a group of supporters who want to get a little bit more involved with the company. Interested?

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Celebrating Sharing!

"I felt a bit down this morning, but this lifted me up" - just one of the comments we've received from people living with dementia about Sharing Joy

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Vamos à la France

Vamos headed to Perigueux International Mime Festival in July, taking The Best Thing to French audiences for the first time.

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Welcome to Hazel

Dementia Champion Hazel Ratcliffe joins the Vamos team as Strategic Touring Project Manager

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Vamos becomes one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations

We are utterly delighted to announce that from April 2018 we will be an ACE National Portfolio Organisation

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Local funding success

We are delighted to have been awarded funding by Worcestershire County Council

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A day of Listening with your Eyes

Vamos delivered two training workshops last week at NHS Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, focussing on non-verbal communication, empathy, listening, insight and trust-building

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Deaffest delight

Vamos was delighted to be part of Deaffest 2017, the UK’s leading deaf-led film and arts festival.

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Changing the world!

On April 27th, we officially launched our Strategic Touring project with a Knowledge Sharing Day for all twelve key partner venues

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Finding Joy heads to Europe

After one preview date in the UK, Finding Joy heads to Europe next week with a classic cast

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Photojournalist Kate Holt joins us for A Brave Face

Thanks to ACE funding, regular Guardian contributor Kate Holt will be documenting our work during A Brave Face

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Exclusive UK date for Finding Joy

If you can get to Worcestershire, there's an opportunity to see our award-winning mask production, Finding Joy, ahead of a European Tour this spring.

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The Connector

Thanks to major Arts Council England Strategic Touring funding, Vamos has been joined by Dr Marion Lynch as our Health and Social Care ‘Connector’.

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Vamos heads to Shrewsbury Book Fest

Vamos is in Shropshire primary schools this week, as part of Shrewsbury Book Fest's Schools' Week

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The Best Thing opens its 2017 tour at Malvern Theatres

The Best Thing opened its 2017 national and international tour this weekend - thank you to our audiences and all the staff at the beautiful Malvern Theatres.

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Vamos workshop sells out at London International Mime Festival

Our full mask workshop at London International Mime Festival 2017 was not only a sell-out, it also attracted participants from actors to aromatherapists...

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Back to The Best Thing

On Monday we started rehearsals for our upcoming tour of The Best Thing and welcomed our brand new cast

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Looking forward, looking back

Merry Christmas to all! 2016 has been a crucial year for Vamos – one full of risks yet with pay-offs that have made it very much worthwhile.

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A Day with Deaf Direct

All 24 staff members of Deaf Direct took part in a Vamos training workshop this week

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Welcome to Justine

A big Vamos welcome to Justine Watkins, who joins us as Marketing and Development Manager to cover Honor's maternity leave

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Discovering happiness and health

Happiness was the order of the day when Vamos took part in the second #MEFESTIVAL in Dudley last week.

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Fantastic Funding Announcement

Vamos is one of seven organisations who have been awarded Arts Council England funding, as part of its Strategic Touring Programme.

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Research in action

Wonder how we make our shows? Research towards our 2018 touring production is underway this week

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Welcome to the new cast and crew of The Best Thing

We're delighted to welcome a new team of cast and crew for 2017's tour of The Best Thing

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