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title:  Main Features


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New metaphors for sustainability: metaphors for the continuation of life  
  Here are all the metaphors for sustainability suggested to us. more »


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Film launches Ashden Directory & Ashdenizen project to find metaphors for sustainability  
  What are the new metaphors for sustainability? We start our project with a film of four. more »


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First climate change play started with James Lovelock  
  'The Contingency Plan' playwright Steve Waters talks to Robert Butler. more »


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Ashden Directory DVD : Six ways to look at climate change and theatre - our online film for 'Earth Matters on Stage'  
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Ashden Directory (London) talks with 'Earth Matters on Stage' (Oregon)  
  We've transcribed the video discussion between our panel in London and the 'Earth Matters on Stage' conference in Oregon. more »


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Begin with the small  
  Vandana Shiva, environmental activist and author, talks with Wallace Heim about biological and cultural diversity. more »


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'I'm a great believer in play'
 
  The naturalist Richard Mabey talks to Eleanor Margolies about Shakespeare, David Attenborough and 'syrupy' writing. more »


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Does it work anyway?
 
  Jonathon Porritt wonders if you can hammer home the message and still hold the audience's attention. more »


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Puppet Wranglers  
  Animals are let loose on the stage. Eleanor Margolies reports on how puppets enact our relations with animals. more »


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The Directory debate  
  In 2005, we asked seven experts to discuss the slow start of plays about climate change. more »


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Theatres go green  
  London theatres are leading the way, reports Kellie Gutman more »


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Making music with the 'thousand mile song'  
  Improvising composer and musician David Rothenberg makes new music with beluga, killer and humpback whales more »


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Cape Farewell's Disko Bay expedition sails to the west coast of Greenland  
  We follow Cape Farewell's 2008 expedition, the plays, poetry and science, with excerpts from the crew's blogs. more »


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'But are you any good?'  
  Siân Ede of the Gulbenkian Foundation tells Wallace Heim about what fires her imagination. more »


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Play Journal  
  Samantha Ellis keeps an exclusive diary about researching The Last Wolf in Scotland, her new play about reintroducing wolves in the Highlands. more »


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Other lives brought home  
  Playwright Satinder Chohan journeys to the Punjab to research Zameen, her play about land and families caught in the global economies of cotton, seeds and debt. more »


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Exhibitions  
  While we focus on performance, we do list major European exhibitions. Here is a selection from our news pages from 2008 - 2013. more »


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Tasting the unfamiliar  
  'Feast' brought together artists, food, allotments and school children for a year. Eleanor Margolies went to visit. more »


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The state of things to come
 
  As theatre maverick John Fox goes from directing 500 people to working solo, he tells David Haley about his next big plan. more »


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Catching the spirit of Mendes and the Amazon  
  Joe Hill-Gibbins writes from Rio Branco about the start of Amazônia, a year-long celebration of Brazilian popular culture and Chico Mendes. more »


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Why birds sing
 
  Jazz composer David Rothenberg hears music in the natural world and jams with a White Crested Laughing Thrush. more »


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Confluence: Common Ground draws together rivers, music and place  
  Sue Clifford from Common Ground writes about their project Confluence along the River Stour, bringing together new music and Local Distictiveness. more »

view archived features and interviews >>

title:  Shorts

»   Flowers on stage: from poppies to kudzu
 
»   Feast on the Bridge celebrates food and fun: artist and curator Clare Patey shows us some snapshots
 
»   Bonnie Marranca serves up 'The Theatre of Food'
 
»   Voices from the deep: our complete guide to whales onstage
 
»   How to green your theatre
 
»   Playwrights revisited (1):
If Brecht were alive, would he write about global warming?
 
»   Playwrights revisited (2):
Ibsen's wild duck is first laboratory animal (onstage)
 
»   Playwrights revisited (3):
Chekhov the proto-environmentalist
 
»   Playwrights revisited (4):
The feeling vision of Shakespeare's Lear
 
»   War Horse: working with animals
 
»   George Monbiot finds Dr Faustus the key text
 
»   Robert Butler reviews PLATFORM's climate-change opera
 
»   A story I tell (1):
storyteller Kevin Graal picks Erysichthon and the Sacred Tree
 
»   A story I tell (2):
storyteller Helen East picks 'The Narwhal'
 
»   Facts, observations and stories: Rachel Carson celebrated with a lecture and a play
 
»   Ackroyd and Harvey turn National Theatre green
 
»   LIFT eats London
 
»   What I Read:
James Marriott of PLATFORM studies the 'FT'
 
»   Wild Bunch writers touch wilderness and the wild
 
»   Dance group tracks migrating geese
 
»   Feast on the Bridge 2008 celebrates food, convivality and the city
 
»   The plays that come out of Slumdog's world
 
»   Our digest of online articles:
John Lanchester, Bill McKibben, Robert Macfarlane and more...
 
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