New Beginnings Arts Awards - and the Women's Support Centre, Woking

10th New Beginnings Art Awards ' Looking through a Different Lens'

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The Women’s Support Centre in Surrey and the Trustees of The Lightbox would like to invite you to attend this year’s Zoom opening of ‘New Beginnings’ – an award scheme that encourages women whose lives have been impacted by the Criminal Justice System to express themselves through art. This thought-provoking and moving exhibition will showcase the artistic talent of women who use the Women’s Support Centre, as well as women in Surrey prisons.

This year’s theme is ‘Looking through a different lens’

Date - Tuesday 20 October 2020

We will be launching the virtual exhibition at this event and the real live exhibition is available to view at The Lightbox Tuesday 20th October – Sunday 29th November

Women's Support Centre Surrey

Some of the work leading up to the event has been led by Professor Charlotte Scott head of Shakespeare studies at #Goldsmiths  #UniversityofLondon and #cofounder of Shakespeare in Italy and #actressMaryChater in conjunction with and

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Actors

"good and truthful acting makes an audience glad to be alive"

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Shakespeare in Italy Associate Director Bill Alexander gives us his last blog of the current series. It is short, apt and incredibly poignant considering the times we are living in. 

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Hamlet's Proof

"every single line and thought has to feel like ice and fire fighting in their veins"

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In the second part of his blog taking Hamlet to explore rehearsing Shakespeare, Bill Alexander, Shakepeare in Italy Associate Director, focuses on how directors and actors narrow their choices following forensic examination of the evidence in the text. 



Rehearsing Shakespeare: Hamlet's Act

'only theatre can show Hamlet the truth'

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Shakespeare in Italy’s Associate Director Bill Alexander turns his attention to 'Hamlet' in his series on rehearsing Shakespeare. Here he demonstrates how much of the play is indeed about acting – and the different meanings of the word.