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You BEAUTIFUL incredible Humans! You HEROES. Our hearts are FULL.

We mentioned in our last letter that it takes a village … AND after our sad farewell, your outpouring of love and support, your messages and your hundreds of letters of expression to the Arts Council have helped turn a goodbye into a ...HELLO! Is it a FESTIVAL of NEW WORK, you’re looking for?!

YOUR love has manifested this.

The CALL OUT for 2023 is now closed and the magical programme released! Many thanks to the amazing applicants that had the courage to send in their weird and wonderful creations - it was exciting to see the ideas flooding in and a joy to immerse ourselves in the hundreds of applications for this year's festival.

As was always the case our call out is simple: we asked ARTISTS from all over the country for their most outrageous, imaginative, enthusiastic, multi-genre, awe-inspiring, tear-inducing, laughter-medicinal, audience-wowing ideas. Our main idea – this must be new work, never before seen, to tantalise our tastebuds and catapult your brain waves on to our stages. This year we programme all genres and types of presentations - music, dance, comedy, spoken word, drag, circus, or all the above in a symphonic smorgasbord. If these past months (years? – what is time?) have shown us anything, it is that the depths of imagination in our industry is unending and indefatigable, so come witness those fires kept lit and get those lightbulbs flashing.

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