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IdeasTap: The Creative Network

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IdeasTap is an arts charity for young, creative people at the start of their careers.

Whether it’s funding, jobs, career development, advice or creative collaborators you need, they can help – whatever your discipline. They work with major arts organisations to bring our members incredible, exclusive opportunities – from commissions to competitions, funding to training.  They have a great website for all those interested in the Arts – details of events, workshops, interviews, offers, and a really useful page for young actors where you can:

You can also keep an eye out for events, sign up for free headshots and workshops at their career Spa – and connect with their partners, including the National Theatre, the National Youth Theatre, National Student Drama Festival, The Lowry, The Bush, and many more.

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National Youth Theatre

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At National Youth Theatre we inspire, train, and showcase exceptional performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each year we reach out across the UK to discover diverse new talent.

The National Youth Theatre is one of the UK’s most exciting opportunities for young talent keen to explore the craft of theatre, both on and off the stage.   I help many students prepare for their NYT applications and auditions.  Please read more here about the audition timetable and process and download their FAQ here.

Contact details: National Youth Theatre, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT
T: 020 3696 7066 · E: info@nyt.org.uk

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Shakespeare on Toast

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Who’s afraid of William Shakespeare? Just about everyone. He wrote too much and what he wrote is inaccessible and elitist. Right?

Wrong. Shakespeare on Toast knocks the stuffing from the staid old myth of Shakespeare, revealing the man and his plays for what they really are: modern, thrilling, uplifting drama.

Ben Crystal’s book for all ages “Shakespeare on Toast” will change your literary life!  Check out his website too for events and details of where to buy the book.

A brilliantly enjoyable, light hearted look at Shakespeare which dispels the myths and makes him accessible to all. I love it“, Dame Judi Dench.

The colourful words and vibrant world of the world’s greatest hack writer are brought brilliantly to life by actor Ben Crystal. Sweeping cobwebs from the Bard – his language, his life, his world – Crystal reveals man and work as relevant, accessible, alive. This is a book for everyone, whether you’re studying Shakespeare for the first time or you’ve never set foot near one of his plays, but have always wanted to. It smashes down the walls that have been built up around him, that have turned Shakespeare into an untouchable literary figure. Shakespeare, Crystal reminds us, invented popular culture.

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