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Made at Hawkwood: Friday Reads

About three years ago, Alicia from Hawkwood and Emma Jane, our Co-Artistic Director, cooked up a cunning plan to offer artist residencies in the beautiful setting of Hawkwood, with producer support from Strike A Light.  Like all residencies, working for a week at Hawkwood provides invaluable time and space for artists to develop their shows, […]

Made in Gloucestershire

We have been working with Vinnie Heaven for the last few years and their show She’s A Good Boy began its development through a residency at Hawkwood. The show, about non-binary gender, was a reminder of the power of theatre. Young people were able to see someone like them on stage and went from thinking […]

Overcoming Obstacles: Friday Reads

Hello! I’m Scott and I’m the Events and Tech Intern here at Strike A Light and GL4. The job sounds like it covers a lot and that’s because it really does! I could be up scaffolding focussing a light one day and chatting to a venue manager trying to organise an event the next. I […]

My Unexpected Journey: Friday Reads

Hi, I’m Ellie. Having lived in Gloucester for the majority of my life, you realise that there were very few opportunities for young creatives. So like the majority of Gloucester students at the time, I couldn’t wait to get out of here, and I packed my bags and went to London to study Professional Dance […]

Lifting the lid on the secret best nights out in Gloucester

Act 1. ‘There’s nothing going on in Gloucester’ Gloucester… is a dump. At least, that’s what Google’s autocomplete will tell you if you start typing in ‘Gloucester is…’ In a 2016 survey, students at the University of Gloucestershire were asked to name their single favourite thing about the city. The overwhelmingly top answer, the runaway […]

What happened at The Money : Friday Reads

The Money by Kaleider at Gloucester Cathedral is one of those events we are definitely all going to be talking about for years to come. Eliott Sheppard was one of those lucky enough to watch as the drama of this unique, participatory show unfolded. “Bringing together a community from all different backgrounds has been something […]

Behind the scenes of Pinocchio: Friday Reads

Happy New Year! In 2020, we want to give you more ‘behind the scenes’ info from Strike A Light. We work with some amazing people and deliver projects which never make it onto our website pages, so “Friday Reads” is going to be a way for us to share more with you. Each Friday, we’ll […]

Surviving GDPR as a small arts organisation

You’ve heard people saying the letters GDPR in hushed tones with panic stricken faces. You know it’s to do with data protection and something important you should be doing by 25 May. You may also have started reading through the ICO website and then decided at the line “standard data protection clauses in the form of template […]