Things are tough at the moment for everyone and our hearts are with the essential workers putting their lives on the line for all of us.
At times like this, art and theatre might seem less important. But we believe that art and story helps us to make meaning and see the world in many different ways. Art is what we go to for comfort, clarity and to feel part of something bigger than ourselves. Story is how we connect our experiences to each other, how we see with new eyes and live a thousand times in one life.
We can't stop making art. So we're not going to. We're not even going to try.
Whenever you want us, we'll be here: making up stories and chatting about art. Come along and join us for as much, or as little, as you need right now.
Make sure to visit them and support as much as you can!
Cast Iron in May...
At Cast Iron, we've been sharing work across our podcast and other digital channels for years and we're still going strong! Here's what's happening in May...
CAST IRON SHORTS Every Monday We're continuing with our popular rapid write throughout May! Every Monday we'll hit the social media asking for your writing prompts. Within hours we'll write you a brand new short story and release it on our Cast Iron Theatre Podcast stream. That's a short story written, recorded, edited and released in just a few hours! LISTEN to the stories so far >>
ACTING CLASS Via Zoom every Tuesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm We've been teaching this digital drop-in class throughout April and, as we go into May, we're pleased to be able to take bookings in advance. At just £2.50 per two hour session (or pay what you can) these weekly classes are fun, silly and a welcoming place to be. Expect zoom-friendly improv and acting games to brighten your Tuesday evening. BOOK YOUR PLACE by clicking the link to email us.
BRIGHT ONIONS Every Wednesday & Sunday Throughout May we'll be continuing to film little videos where we chat about things that make us happy during this strange time. If you like book nooks, binge watching boxsets and the design of forks, these little videos are for you. WATCH them all on our Facebook or YouTube - Cast Iron Brighton
FRIDAY NIGHT INTERVIEWS Every Friday Tune into our social media to watch our new Friday Night Interviews with the creatives, makers and indie businesses of Brighton and beyond. A slice of art, culture and catching up with all your favourite people. It'll be a bit like the Cast Iron Theatre Podcast but on TV... sort of. VISIT our Twitter or Instagram or Facebook for more info! _____________________________________________________
And, in other news...
A WHISPER FROM ME TO YOU ANDREW ALLEN'S NEW BOOK IS OUT NOW! Ten short stories from the writer of Year Without Summer, Four Play and One Woman Alien. These tales explore the world of a lonely little boy, an astronaut trapped in an escape pod, a young woman in a village of werewolves, a lost child thought long dead .. and many more. 'a convincing voice .. with gentle humour .. an outstanding winner' (Writing Magazine, for 'Jacob Stanley') Available in paperback or on Kindle READ it HERE
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