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Talking About The Fire

Very few of us have lived in a world without nuclear weapons. Not me. Probably not you. They just... exist. From the team that created the award-winning Status & Confirmation, comes the world premiere of Chris Thorpe and Claire O’Reilly’s new one-person show at The Royal Court Theatre from 6 - 16 December 2023.

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PhD opportunity

As part of an AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD opportunity, supervised jointly by the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick, China Plate is giving unprecedented access to our work to investigate how new modes of practice enable creative communities to work together to make positive change.

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A Family Business

COMING SPRING 2024: It’s about diplomats, activists, and a journey to change the world. If nuclear weapons could wipe out all our tomorrows, then why aren’t we all talking about them today? Acclaimed writer and performer Chris Thorpe, will head out on tour with the final show in a trilogy of plays, examining the intersection between our individual humanity and our politics.

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Humans Not Heroes

Six cohorts of healthcare workers have each co-created an audio artwork based on their real-life experiences of working throughout the pandemic. The pieces feature as part of the UNMASKED: Real Stories of Nursing in Covid-19 exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing Scotland Learning Hub in Edinburgh.

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Longing to Belong

Commissioned by BBC Arts, Longing to Belong is a new short musical film about a Jamaican girl’s desire to fit in in 1960s Bristol, inspired by China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome’s brand-new stage musical To The Streets! A show that tells the inspiring story of the Bristol Bus Boycott.

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Soho Settlers

Discover the history of Handsworth with a brand-new heritage walk by Black Heritage Walks Network and digitally pinned audio pieces on the Overhear App. Presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival, a China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome project. A Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council.

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On Our Way

Artist Nilupa Yasmin, alongside residents from North Birmingham, have collaborated to make over 8 bus stops into stained glass galleries along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road in Birmingham. Each one tells the stories of the communities that make up the area. Presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

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On Our Way

We're On Our Way to convert bus stops along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road into art galleries.

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Soho Settlers

Take in new places and hear new voices with a co-created digital walk of Handsworth.

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Please Do Not Touch

Some people steal and end up in prison, whilst others steal and are Knighted, where we start influences where we end up...

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Humans Not Heroes

A co-created series of audio pieces made with artists and healthcare workers exploring their experiences of the Covid pandemic.

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Talking About The Fire

Very few of us have lived in a world without nuclear weapons. If they continue to exist, we won't. That’s how this started.

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TRASH

Trash is a dark musical comedy taking the form of a crime caper. What happens when appearances and friendships become a commodity?

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RISE Again Legacy 2022

15th November 2023

Announcing the launch of our RISE Again 2022 legacy videos – capturing some key tips and opportunities from the three…

Announcing the launch of our RISE Again 2022 legacy videos – capturing some key tips and opportunities from the three half-day events.

Written by Andrea

My first year at China Plate

7th November 2023

A year on since joining China Plate as our Training & Development Producer, Kristina reflects on the last 12 months.

Written by Kristina

Warwick Christmas Lectures 2023

7th November 2023

Warwick Christmas Lectures return and are bigger and more fun than ever! Expect mind-boggling science and explosive experiments.

Written by Paul Warwick

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AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD opportunity

Are you interested in researching how new modes of practice enable creative communities to work together to make positive change? Check out our PhD opportunity!...

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