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Below are video highlights of our Creative Hub programme of events bringing African theatre experts together to offer courses, workshops and events online. Utopia partnered with national and international organisations, including Sheffield Theatres, to launch the free 6-month programme with support from the Arts Council’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

The Creative Hub brought together some of the world’s leading African artists who will share their own knowledge and experience through workshops and events as well as offering 1:1 sessions with artists. The programme was designed to support the development of a sustainable talent pool, give black artists greater visibility and inspire the next generation of artists, ultimately strengthening black African communities within the Arts.

The Creative Hub guaranteed paid work for over 50 freelance artists who offered free courses, workshops and talks for people of African origin aged 16 and above. The courses included intensive weekly classes run by leading professionals in Directing, Stage Management, Playwriting, Dance, Drumming, Acting, Storytelling, Voice, Movement, Improvisation and Devising etc.


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