A person walks with a pride flag lifted above their head

The purpose of Pride in 2022

This Pride we’re hoping for more togetherness. More protest. More allyship.

Eve and Villanelle kiss in Killing Eve

‘Bury Your Gays’ trope is still plaguing TV

Bury Your Gays is a trope that has plagued TV and film for years – but is it getting better?

A black and white portrait of Keisha, who is a 160cm brown woman with braids. She is standing on a rooftop terrace.

Box Tickers

A 4-part podcast series to mark the 10th anniversary of the Equalities Act 2010, featuring provocations from 13 artists.

Three young men lean in towards each other as they sit discussing and taking notes.

Equalities Workshops

Discussion based workshops for primary and secondary schools, exploring equality, equity, rights and values.

Young people stood on the stage at WHY festival with a microphone, waiting to present

WHY? Festival – The Rights of a Child

A creative project on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for Contact and Southbank Centre.

A pride parade

IDAHoBiT – actions we can take to build hope

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia feels more important than ever before.

BSL consultant working on stage

The role of a BSL consultant

BSL stands for British Sign Language and we use this language in theatres to make theatre performance accessible to deaf audiences.

Actors playing a son and mother, the mother comforts her son

Gemma Green: The stakes of separation when children are involved

When I realised that the possibility of separating from my husband was actually very real my first thought turned to my daughter.

Illustration of lots of different faces with lines drawn between them like webs

Every Act Impacts by Lesley Downing

One of our Dial creative collective Lesley wrote an opinion piece in response to her conversations with artist Alice. Here is Lesley’s call for change.

Sarah exclaiming joyfully with a piece of paper in her hand

We need more than ‘coming out’ stories to come out

Sarah discusses why theatre needs better queer programming in order to compete with T.V & streaming services.

A headshot of Ross Thompson

Ross Thompson: A letter to the powerful

This is a letter to the powerful, the people in charge. The people who can make the difference we so desperately need.

Photo of participant Janice stood on her street with her dog

What lockdown has meant for older people, and why we need to talk about it

Ageism has been an issue in the UK for years, and the pandemic has only worsened it.

A group of students at an equalities workshop

This is where the hope comes in: Alice Proctor’s Equalities workshop reflections

Alice Proctor reflects on her experience facilitating our LGBTQ+ History Month equalities workshops in February.

Facilitator Hebe speaking with students in equalities workshop

The difference between tolerance and acceptance: Hebe Reilly’s Equalities workshop reflections

Hebe Reilly reflects on her experience facilitating our LGBTQ+ History Month equalities workshops in February.

Headshot of Jenny Gaskell with a silk pink backdrop.

Quietly and deeply radical: Jenny Gaskell’s Equalities workshop reflections

Jenny Gaskel reflects on her experience facilitating our LGBTQ+ History Month equalities workshops in February.

The Art with Heart equalities workshop handout and business card

Tragedy cannot be the catalyst for change

If #BlackoutTuesday was a day for reflection, then each day forward must be a day marked with action.

Elder participants working together in a workshop

International Day of Older Persons

Happy International Day of Older Persons! To mark this important day we are sharing a behind the scenes video from ‘Old Stock, New Stock’

A student sticking his equalities pledge sticky note to his school uniform

LGBTQIA+ Equality Today- Alice’s reflections

Alice reflects on how we can continue to learn and be a better ally to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Chelsea stands at the front of a classroom, reading from a sheet of paper as she delivers a workshop.

LGBTQIA+ Equality today – Chelsea’s reflections

Chelsea Morgan has been supporting us to deliver our Equalities Workshop for LGBTQ+ History Month. We asked her to reflect on her time in schools with us.

Sarah performing Declaration

ADHD Norfolk CEO talks Declaration and the importance of representation

Andrea Bell, founder of ADHD Norfolk shares her experiences of watching Declaration and joining our workshop for ADHD young people. 

Sarah with a group who participated in a workshop on ADHD

Lifting the weight of shame- Reflections on Declaration

Priscilla Eyles shares her experiences of Declaration and our ‘Coiled Spring Club’ workshop at Stratford Circus Theatre.

Rachel facilitating a workshop

Q&A with Declaration Director Rachel

If you follow us on social media, you’ll have seen a lot of stuff about our play Declaration,a frank, funny and fearless journey through ADHD and mental health.

Rachel Moffatt-Feldman interpreting Stan

Rachel Moffatt-Feldman offers tips for working with a BSL interpreter

Meet Rachel Moffatt-Feldman, a wonderful British Sign Language Interpreter. We asked her to offer her top tips for working with ‘terps.

Vilma playing with dinosaurs in a performance of Stan for schools

Performer Vilma Jackson on children reacting to BSL in Stan

See brilliant performer Vilma Jackson, who was cast in the role of ‘Girl’, share her experiences about Stan and the reaction to the use of BSL.