Why do we celebrate books? Well, the simple answer to that is because they’re important. But that just creates more questions: why are they important? What do they do? How should we celebrate them? Does the way we celebrate them...
Everyone knows about Reading and Leeds, or Sundown. But what about Halesworth, Hay, and Hampstead? Arts festivals showcase some of Britain’s best creativity but are often forgotten in the media coverage of summer festivals. Here at Venue, we want...
Wasted, written by Kate Tempest and put on from the 23rd-25th of April by the UEA Drama Society, opened with a bang. ‘If we’re being honest with you – actually honest, not just apparently honest – then we have to...
As the audience took seat around the stage, a voiceover explained how to use the equipment, headphones and VR masks, that we would need over the hour-long session. As the voice spoke, we realised that they were not welcoming...
As I sat on one of the chairs that surround a white, sand-like patch of ground that serves as stage, I could tell that Frogman was far from a usual show. I put on a VR mask that took...
“Why do we see each other if we hate each other?” Yvan (Stephen Tompkinson) asks towards the end of Yasmina Reza’s now legendary comedy Art. Yvan’s comment is made halfway through an uncomfortable evening in which his friendship with...