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Check-In Festival

In Good Company’s annual festival with Attenborough Arts Centre is back!

Check-In will return in-person, 18 – 19 November 2022, and you won’t want to miss it. The lineup includes shows, workshops, networking events and a Scratch Night, which makes it perfect for people who are new to performance or those who have been in the sector for years. Join us, meet new people, and learn something new.

Late Check-In

Friday 18 November, 8pm – 10pm, Free

Join us after hours for a free immersive live art experience, presenting the best in local music, dance and performance in our centre.
Expect to enjoy ambient atmospheres and exploratory good vibes to start your weekend off in style, including a DJ set, Karaoke, Drag Queen Life Drawing and Comedy Tours.

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Workshop with Rashdash Theatre Company

Saturday 19 November, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free
This workshop will explore RashDash approaches to making devised, collaborative work.We’ll look at starting points for making a show, ways of creating physical/image based sequences and a share a structured improvisation process in which to play…

The workshop will be led by Helen Goalen co-founder/director of RashDash.

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Riham Isaac - Performance and Multidisciplinary Approaches

Saturday 19 November, 4pm – 6pm, Free
This workshop will be an informal meeting/workshop where participants will get to meet performance artist Riham Isaac and engage in a few inspiring techniques or inspirations that she uses while creating her own work. Riham will delve into her practice in performance using multidisciplinary approaches and show examples of when she used different approaches, creation techniques, site specific work, multidisciplinary work. Riham will also share in critical conversations with participants about performance practices.
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Check in Festival is back and with it, another Scratch Night!

Saturday 19 November, 7pm onwards, PWYC
Our Scratch Nights offer the chance to showcase a selection of new work from the most exciting artists in the region. This is a chance for local artists to try out new ideas in front of a live audience and for an audience to feed into the development of the next big thing. Come along to get inspired or to just enjoy a great evening of new and exciting writing.

Scratch Night Line-Up:

SICK

Georgia Kelly is a playwright & producer based in Coventry. ‘SICK’ is their semi-autobiographical one-man-play about growing up working-class, queer, and mental in the Midlands, and what happens when all your dysfunctional chickens come home to roost.

 

Strange Futures

Strange Futures – Strange Futures is a neurodiverse-led company that makes humorous contemporary performance about   environmental concerns. Our recent touring show, The Endling, explored species extinction, in a way that was “surreal, silly, and sombre – all at the same time” according to our 4-sta review from The Stage, which also said “This is something seriously exciting…Strange Futures is definitely a company to keep an eye on”.

The Tree Rings is our current performance project in development. Trees hold stories: the rings within a tree’s trunk are story archives of changes and events in our environment, but for many people trees also hold personal stories and memories, folk tales and myths. What if they could tell those stories? What if a tree could ring you? What would it tell you? What secrets would you tell it?

 

Fat Tongue

A gig-theatre-pop-rock musical about identity, music and growing up in the Midlands, Fat Tongue follows a lonely teenager who overcomes a debilitating stammer through music.

Accessibility

It is really important to us that if we are presenting work then everyone should be able to access it, whatever their circumstances.

We want to welcome all and are working hard to make as much of the Festival as we can accessible to all. We know that access provision is constantly evolving and that your individual acces needs might change over time, so we’ve set aside a buget for access to cover things like captions, or BSL interpreters and easy read documents from workshops.

When booking please let us know your access needs.