Shoreditch Town Hall’s Affiliates are organisations who we work with less regularly than our Associates but who still have an active and collaborative relationship with the building, with the Town Hall lending support on a more project by project basis. Recent examples include offering development time to Clod Ensemble for their production of Zero which premiered at Brighton Festival in May 2013, and presenting LIFT’s 66 Minutes in Damascus as part of their 2012 festival season.
LIFT travels the world to bring global stories to London, transforming this city to stage, presenting unique cultural experiences and sharing the stories of the world with the culturally curious.
Established in 1981 with a mission to throw open a window to the world, LIFT brings global stories to London, transforming the city into a stage and celebrating the experiences of the many individuals, cultures and communities that call London their home. LIFT has presented pioneering new forms of theatre for over 30 years and has set the benchmark for internationalism in the arts. LIFT curates a year-round programme of work - building to a pan-London festival of shows, special events and talks every two years.
LIFT 2012 was the most ambitious festival in its significant history: a five-week festival of international theatre drawing together over 43,000 audience members across the breadth of London – from the West End, to a car park in Croydon, to the spokes of the London Eye.
LIFT has risen to become a key cultural player in the British arts scene, telling the stories of our times and going to places no-one else would consider – geographically and artistically – to present unforgettable experiences that change the way we think and what others are inspired to do.
Clod Ensemble makes performance happen in many different contexts, unleashing the extraordinary potential of movement and music for a broad range of audiences and participants.
Founded in 1995 by Artistic Directors Paul Clark and Suzy Willson, the company creates performance projects, workshops and events across the UK and internationally. Recent productions include Under Glass which takes place in a series of glass containers and jars (Winner of the Total Theatre Award for Visual/Physical Theatre in 2009), Red Ladies a chorus piece for 18 identically dressed women, and Must a collaboration with legendary New York performer Peggy Shaw.
We have performed our work in traditional theatre spaces, festivals, galleries and public spaces such as Trafalgar Square, Victoria and Albert Museum, Sadler's Wells, South Bank Centre, Serralves Museum in Portugal, Public Theatre and La Mama in New York, and at festivals including London International Mime Festival, Festival of Firsts, Fierce Festival,Glasgay!, Psi (Arizona and London).
We also create projects and curate work in places where art does not usually or regularly happen. The ground-breaking Performing Medicine project uses the arts to help medical students and doctors gain skills relevant to their clinical practice. (Winner of the Times Higher Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, 2007); and Extravagant Acts for Mature People gives senior citizens at daycare centres in London the opportunity to enjoy internationally acclaimed musicians and performers
We collaborate with artists working in a wide range of media (theatre, performance, music, visual art, photography, film and poetry) and our performances are produced in association with Fuel.