“All art is illusion” – Interview with Sheila Dick

Life drawing is a form of art which captures the human body and has been around for as long as humans have walked the earth. Life drawing can be dated back to 17,000 BCE from prehistoric cave paintings, and, although they were of a basic depiction, it stands as a part of the art form’s…

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The making of the Escape Act

ESCAPE ACT: A HOLOCAUST MEMOIR TO VISIT BASINGSTOKE PROTEUS CREATION SPACE | 3RD MAY, 7.30PM The Escape Act: A Holocaust Memoir, a new show from New York artist and performer Stav Meishar will be coming to Basingstoke. The Escape Act: A Holocaust Memoir has been supported by Arts Council England and The European Cultural Association,…

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Spellbinding, dark fantasy adaptation of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber embarks on UK Tour

Award-winning Proteus Theatre will embark on a UK tour this Spring with their lauded adaptation of Angela Carter’s collection of short stories The Bloody Chamber (and Other Stories). An erotic, heady and feminist re-telling of Angela Carter’s dark fantasy fairy tales, the production is performed using aerial circus, visual physical theatre, gothic design and a…

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PROTOPIA WEEK – making everything a little bit better!

Daniel spreads messages of hope

To celebrate 40 years of Proteus we are looking forward, rather than back. Protopia is the idea that we are trying to progress, to move forward in incremental, small and achievable improvements to build a better future for all. Based on the idea that just 1% change on a large scale enables the possibility of…

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One year on, 40 years on and so much to come this Summer!

As we pass the one year anniversary of theatres and arts centres closing their doors as the UK entered the first national lockdown, national touring theatre company Proteus, based at the Creation Space in the heart of Basingstoke, reflect on how they have maintained the vital connection with their communities and audiences over the past…

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Placement opportunity

Interested in a potential career in the arts industry? Looking to gain paid experience working for a busy and dynamic touring theatre company who also run community arts centre? Aged 16-24? On Universal Credit and not currently employed? Well organised, tech literate and with good communication and interpersonal skills? If yes then this could be…

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How Scratchbuilt saved Christmas

Bringing children back where they belong, in a carefree world of imagination, dreams, magic, and pure joy Basingstoke Gazette Exactly two months on from the Final Christmas Eve performances of Your Christmas Needs You, the team reflect on why making the Christmas show this year, against all the odds, was ALWAYS the right thing to…

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It’s never too late to join the party

This installment of Proteus recommends is, admittedly, an epic one, but hopefully with something for everyone; from online theatrical gems, to some great TV to stream in celebration of LGBT+ History month. The Proteus team share their favourite digital experiences from the first 4 weeks of 2021. Kicking off is a recommendation from Mary Swan…

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Lockdown 3.0 – a message from the Proteus team

Dear friends, It goes without saying that unfortunately the Creation Space has to remain closed for the time being due to the current Government restrictions. We will, of course, open for classes and workshops as soon as possible. Whilst this was not the start to 2021 that we all hoped for, the Proteus team are…

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Proteus Recommends: November

Firstly, we want to say a HUGE thankyou for all those who booked tickets and came along to support our Signal Fires event on the 31st October. It was so wonderful to welcome back audiences to see live performance, even though we now are now amid another 4-week hiatus, so we feel incredibly lucky to…

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