SHADES is an organisation for South Asian* creatives in the U.K which aims to create and promote work within the community to reach a wider audience. We campaign for better representation across the board whether you are a budding designer, a seasoned bass guitarist, the next Ben Kingsley, or a boss ass stage manager, you are welcome to join.
SHADES is the brainchild of Karen Mann and Alexandra D'Sa, both British Indian actresses working in the U.K.
*If you work in the Arts, and identify with the South Asian community in any way, we welcome you to into the fold! As well as, of course, our allies.
A mouthpiece for South Asian creatives and issues in the Arts affecting the SA community
Pushing for more representation in the arts, from university/arts schools to production houses
Driving accessibility to creative subjects in primary, secondary and higher education
Skills sessions (writing/auditions etc.)
Scratch & Open Mic nights
Bursaries & Schemes
Space for workshops/rehearsals/performances
Funding for projects
Competitions for tickets to shows/gigs/events
WHAT THE DESI ARE THEY UP TO?
Kiln Theatre, 9 Jan-2 Feb
In a scruffy minicab office, Mansha decides it’s time to create his own destiny and offers to buy the business from his lifelong friend Raf. As the realities of the state of the company slowly unravel, these two best friends must confront the difficulties of going into business with those closest to them.
The Dukes, Lancaster, 21sr Feb-2nd March
Meet Dan, Ben and Sami.Three wrestlers compelled over the ropes and into the ring to fight for glory.Three men wrestling with demons, life, each other.
A new play from the writer of Partition and the award-winning The Chef Show – Glory takes you inside the wrestling ring in this gutsy story about what people will do to achieve glory.
BREXIT-A RATIONAL ANTHEM FOR A NATIONAL TANTRUM
Barbican, 23rd Feb
In this new commission British Indian musician Sawhney considers the state of the nation, focusing on all of its modern day characteristics of multi-culturalism, diversity and openness. Using his findings from a tour of UK towns and cities, Sawhney will showcase a new anthem that looks away from the past and truly reflects our current society – both in its lyrics and music.
IT’s in your nature to destroy yourself
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK. The title is a quote from Terminator 2.
The Royal Exchange Theatre, 31 May 2019-6 July
‘It’s a man’s world and you girls should keep within your boundaries and do as you’re told’
ANCHULI FELICIA KING
Royal Court, Sloane Square, 10 May - 15 Jun
An international PR nightmare; the company cannot be seen to be racist, they’ve got to get it taken down before America wakes up.
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