Contacting the World
Contacting the World is a pioneering international theatre exchange project for young people involving young companies from around the globe. The festival provides an international platform and profile for theatre made by young people around the world and at its core it creates mutual understanding and respect between young people from different backgrounds while producing new performance work which reflects cultural and creative diversity.
Contacting the World took place in Manchester from 8 to 11 July 2014 with companies twinned from the UK, India, Iran and Jamaica.
Find out more about the companies here, and how you can support future festivals.View all CTW2014
Contacting the World 2012 brought 6 new companies together to explore, create and exchange, through a 6 month collaboration process and an explosive festival of performance, workshops, discussion and debate.
Companies were twinned from Manchester, UK & Trinidad and Tobago; Nottingham, UK & Thailand, and Manchester, UK & Nigeria.
Local schools from Greater Manchester also worked with the companies from Nigeria, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago.View all CTW2012
Contacting the World 2010 brought 12 new companies together to explore, create and exchange, through a 6 month collaboration process and an explosive festival of performance, workshops, discussion and debate. Companies were from the UK, India, Indonesia, Iran, Denmark, Jamaica, The Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and USA.
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Contacting the World was delighted to be part of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008. Companies took part from the UK, Poland, USA, Palestine, Nepal, India, Turkey, Brazil, Germany and Zambia.View all CTW2008
Contacting the World 2006 was developed with support from the Arts Council of England. Young people from Brazil, New Zealand, The Philippines, South Africa, Rwanda and India were twinned with companies from Manchester, Liverpool, Leicester, Stirling, County Durham and London.View all CTW2006
Contacting the World 2004 was produced in partnership with the British Council as part of its Connecting Futures initiative. Theatre companies from Syria, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Malaysia worked together with groups from Manchester, Oldham, London, Cumbernauld, Leeds and Bradford.View all CTW2004
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Contacting the World 2014
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