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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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Walk the Walk!

Help us defeat dementia as our intrepid team take on the Cheltenham Memory Walk

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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 new 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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Announcing international dates for 2017

Germany, the Czech Republic and Norway are just some of the countries that Vamos will be visiting next year.

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Deliveries in the dark

Matron and Nurse Flo braved the dark this weekend at the de"light"ful Longbridge Light Festival

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Vamos goes to Ganton

Vamos is in Hull this week, taking a mask residency to the creative students of Ganton School.

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Exploring masks with Arts Etc

Artistic Director Rachael Savage began a new mask project with inclusive Community Theatre group Arts Etc last week, thanks to funding by Arts Council England.

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Mask fun for the whole family

On Oct 1st we’ll be running a very special mask workshop for families. If you’ve seen one of our shows and thought, I’d like to try that, this is your chance...

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Generous Vamos audiences raise record amount for Age Scotland

Our audiences raised an amazing £569.47 for Age Scotland during our recent run of Finding Joy

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Actors show depth of talent at Edinburgh workshop

Last week's Full Mask for Performers workshop at Edinburgh Fringe revealed a great enthusiasm for mask theatre.

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Going Walkabout

What a weekend of Walkabout! Our acts were out and about in Devon, Wales and Worcestershire last weekend.

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Vamos begins new show research in Finland

Artistic Director Rachael is in Finland this week, working with performers in Jyvaskyla

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Vamos receives major Arts Council funding

We're delighted to announce Vamos's GfA success, which will help support our work over the next twelve months

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Vamos in Denmark

An action-packed Walkabout weekend included Vamos's first visit to Denmark

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A Verity-able success!

With your help, we've surpassed our fundraising target to replace Verity the tour van.

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VYPT discover World War One

Our 9-13 group's first ever show is all about life in the First World War

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Last chance to see The Best Thing

The Best Thing comes to a close this week - so don't miss out on the final performances

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A great day at Deaffest

Vamos had a great day at Deaffest 2016 working with a talented group of young people

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Listening with your eyes

Primary school receptionists, bus drivers, and two vicars...read about our recent Alzheimer's Society-funded workshop in Leominster

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Vamos is at Deaffest

Vamos will be at this year's Deaffest, the UK’s leading Deaf Film and Arts Festival.

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Vamos to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Finding Joy is to have a limited run at one of Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s most prestigious venues this summer. Read more for dates and times….

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Announcing our new Associate Artists

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Vamos Theatre Associate Artists.

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A Secret Success!

Fun, food, Victoriana and Vamos were the order of the day at last week's highly succesful Secret Elephant Show 2

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Seeing stars

Focusing on the theme of synergy, our two day residency at National Star College was a joy to be part of

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Hosting Creative Minds 2016

Vamos was proud to host the Creative Minds 2016 event, a bringing together of arts professionals in the West Midlands

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A fantastic day at Toynbee Studios

Vamos had a great day with teachers and theatre practitioners at London's Toynbee Studios

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VYPT funding success

VYPT is delighted to have received funding from the Sir Barry Jackson Trust towards its Vesta Tilley project

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The Best Thing heads off on tour

The Best Thing set off on tour this week after sell-out shows at London International Mime Festival

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Calling all teachers!

If you teach drama or work with children or young people, we've a special course coming up on 11th February

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A meeting of creative minds

If you're an arts professional based in the West Midlands, put March 4th in your diary...

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Support the Secret Elephant Show

Join us at the Secret Elephant Show 2, and help support the great work of Onside

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Sharing skills with the Deaf Community

On Nov 17th, we'lll be holding a workshop for deaf participants at Studio B in Worcester,

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Ideas Exchange Event a resounding success

Cupcakes and coffee - and plenty of ideas! Catch up with our inaugural Ideas Exchange Event

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Join us for our special workshop for teachers

Do you teach drama? Our next workshop, focusing on devising with young people, is now booking.

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VYPT sets sail

We're delighted that our new group for young mask performers started up last week, and a good time was had by all...

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Sharing and caring

Sharing joy has been back on the road, visiting Sanctuary Care communities in the West Midlands

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Come and join us for our Ideas Exchange Event

Are you involved in the arts in the West Midlands, or a voluntary organisation wanting to link up with artists? Join us for our free Ideas Exchange Event.

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Calling young theatre fans!

We're recruiting members for our brand new Young People's Theatre for those aged 9-13 years

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Vamos welcomes new agent for German speaking countries

Vamos is delighted to have teamed up with ArtPromotion agent Angelika Martin

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Getting Highly Sprung

Vamos was pleased to be back at Highly Sprung’s Physical Fellowship recently, leading workshops in full mask theatre.

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lloa etsimässä!

Vamos's internatonal debut at Jyvaskyla Festival in Finland has been fantastic - or should that be FINtastic? Read all about it here...

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Brilliant day with Bromsgrove High Schools

Thanks to Artrix Arts Centre for organising a great mask workshop day with Bromsgrove school students

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A full festival weekend

Vamos was at full strength this weekend, performing at festivals in the UK and Germany

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ACE Award takes Rachael to South Africa

Artistic Director, Rachael Savage will take her mask theatre skills to South Africa thanks to an Artists’ International Development Fund award

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Joy’s back!

We're back in the rehearsal room this week, re-working Finding Joy for international touring.

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Nursing Lives takes a bow

Our UK tour of Nursing Lives came to an end on Saturday - and a great night was had by all

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Celebrating our nursing audiences

To mark the end of Nursing Lives, here's some of the feedback from our nursing audiences.

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Getting stuck in!

Our latest mask making day workshop was as messy and fun as ever

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Celebrating with the Countess

A great day was had by all on May the 12th, as Vamos helped celebrate International Nurses' Day at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

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On with the Crimplene at our Walkabout audition day

It was on with the Crimplene twin sets and out with the shopping trolleys earlier this week, when Vamos held an audition and workshop day

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Going Out for Tea

Vamos was delighted to be part of a fantastic event for young people this week, organised by the Association of Care Training (ACT)

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Come and make a mask with us

Come and join us for a full day of hands on mask making, open to all

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Introducing our brand new Walkabout acts

This weekend sees the launch of our summer Walkabout season, with some brand new acts into the bargain

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Vamos Theatre hosts free Fundraising Training Day

As part of our recent Grants for the Arts success, we are hosting a free Fundraising Training Day for artists...

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Celebrating Arts Council grant towards staying resilient

Vamos is celebrating an Arts Council grant to promote resilience for the company and the Worcester arts scene

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International Joy!

This summer, Vamos will be beginning its international touring at the Jyväskyla Festival, Finland

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Vamos takes part in Physical Fellowship 2015

Vamos returned to the Physical Fellowship festival this month, an inspiring annual event produced by the wonderful Highly Sprung performance company.

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Inspiring Curiosity with the Belgrade Theatre

Vamos is taking part in celebrations marking the 50th Anniversary of the Belgrade Theatre Coventry’s dedicated Theatre in Education Company.

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A smooth opening night for Nursing Lives

Nursing Lives opened its 2015 tour at the Layard Theatre, Wimbourne last night, where it received a wonderfully warm reception.

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Make friends with Matron!

Check out our brand new Nursing Lives seaside board, making an appearance at a venue near you...

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Introducing our new apprentices

Welcome to our two new apprentices, Sorcha and Amy, who are with us for Nursing Lives

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Welcome to the Nursing Lives cast

A big Vamos welcome to the Nursing Lives cast who arrived with us this week to start rehearsals.

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Nursing Lives set: sneak preview

Get a sneak preview of the Nursing Lives set as it arrives at Vamos direct from the welders!

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Major ACE funding success

Announcing the fantastic news that we have been awarded Arts Council England funding to support our 2016 production The Best Thing.

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Taking tea with Oxleas NHS Trust

On Friday, Vamos performed Taking Care: Out for Tea at Oxleas NHS Trust’s Older People's Mental Health Admin Conference.

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Introducing the (all new) Vamos team

The New Year sees an exciting re-structuring of the Vamos office team - find out who's involved

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From our Egypt correspondent

Vamos's colleague from The Hive, Justin Hughes, sends us a guest blog direct from an archeological dig at Hisn El Bab in Egypt

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Nursing Lives is cast

Ourtour of Nursing Lives is now cast. Find out which new and familiar faces are pat of the company...

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Countdown to Christmas!

Watch out for our brand new seasonal Walkabout this Christmas

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Announcing Nursing Lives tour dates

We’re delighted to announce a 56 date UK tour from January to June 2015

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Brand new mums!

Sharing Joy features a member of care home staff 'giving birth' - thanks to all our game new mums.

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Sharing Joy is on the road

Sharing Joy had its first performances this week on its tour of care homes in the region. Read about how it went...

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Elvis is in the building!

Last week saw the start of rehearsals for Sharing Joy, a care home tour commissioned by Sanctuary Care, and even Elvis has got involved!

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