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Join Cake Tin Foundation/Mother’s Ruin Board of Trustees

Opportunity to join Cake Tin Foundation/Mother’s Ruin Board of Trustees We are currently seeking to develop our board of trustees for Cake Tin Foundation (registered charity 1139087). This board will also function as a steering/ advisory group for Mother’s Ruin, a company solely owned by Cake Tin Foundation. Mother’s Ruin is a trailblazing producing house that delivers a range of […]

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Free Performance Drop-in Workshop for Oldham and surrounding LGBTQ+ artists

Saturday 30th September 11.30-2.30 at Oldham Coliseum Queer Regional Performance platform Mother’s Ruin are offering an opportunity for new, emerging and established Queer artists to bring and discuss ideas and help develop new work.  This event comes ahead of wider performance opportunities in the area and at Oldham Coliseum in 2018. RSVP news@mothersruin.co.uk More info about us at www.mothersruin.co.uk.  Oldham Coliseum, Fairbottom Street, Oldham, OL1 […]

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Furnace Festival Leeds

We’re also looking forward to going to Leeds’ West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of Furnace Festival. Hot Queer Smithy is a cabaret-cum-debate-cum-party. We’ve invited a bunch of artists from the North West, locally Leeds and Sheffield to come and try some new work out and discuss their locality in relation to their work. Mother’s Ruin believes strongly that your location […]

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ARC Stockton Workshops

Just finished a full day of workshops with local artists at ARC Stockton which saw artists coming from as far afield as Leeds and as close as Thornaby. Interesting to learn more about how the local dynamics work in terms of what’s going on where and perhaps more vitally how people get about to access opportunity. While the local towns […]

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Free Performance Drop-in Workshop

Mother’s Ruin: Free Performance Drop-in Workshop for Teesside & North East LGBTQ+ artists Wednesday 17th May 6.30-9.30pm at ARC Stockton Queer Regional Performance platform Mother’s Ruin are offering a drop-in workshop for new, emerging and established local Queer artists of any persuasion who want to develop new work. This event comes ahead of wider performance opportunities later in the year. […]

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MARCH 2017 Part 2

As a term, ‘regionality’ has cropped up as being slightly problematic as it has been revealed by some to be a very London-centric, patronising view of areas which are ‘not London’ thereby raising questions around issues of otherness and how this fits in with ideas and notions of Queerness or what is Queer. It also transpired that one of our […]

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MARCH 2017

We held our first Performance Development Workshop at Manchester Royal Exchange Studio on the 13th March. We had a really diverse uptake which was not only excellent but included performers as well as writers, spoken wordsmiths, an improvisational character comedian and for the first time, a writer /dramaturg. This opens up a whole new opportunity pool for Mother’s Ruin events […]

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Mother’s Ruin: Free Performance Drop-in Workshop for North West LGBTQ+ artists

Monday 13th March 11.30-3.30 at Manchester Royal Exchange Studio Queer Regional Performance platform Mother’s Ruin are offering an opportunity for new, emerging and established Queer artists to bring and discuss ideas and help develop new work. This event comes ahead of a Mother’s Bloomers event later in the year. Manchester Royal Exchange is at St Anne’s Square M2 7DH RSVP […]

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FEBRUARY 2017 Part 2

Mother’s Ruin happened at Contact’s annual LGBTQ performance festival Queer Contact and we are honoured Queer Contact’s closing bash with a culmination of whimsical, queerly political and undoubtedly slightly tipsy showcase of our favourite local provocateurs to yet another warm and wonderful audience.

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FEBRUARY 2017 Part 1

Mother’s Ruin roaming programme for 2017 confirmed. This year we have programmed a whole season of events at Stockton Arc, through to 2018. We will also be working with West Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds as part of their Furnace Festival. We return to Manchester with a Mother’s Bloomers event at the Royal Exchange and another Ruin at Contact (to be confirmed) […]

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