Bring Back Chainmail Tour awarded funding by Arts Council England
Found In Translation are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a National Lottery Project Grant by Arts Council England for our East Anglian Tour of Bring Back Chainmail in Autumn 2022.
This support from Arts Council England means we can now confirm that FIT will be performing Bring Back Chainmail, written by Tom Campe, across our home region from October this year. In our first ever regional tour, FIT will be visiting small-stage & studio theatres in a wide range of locations, from cities to coastal towns, throughout East Anglia. Full details of the tour dates and venues are to be announced soon.
The Bring Back Chainmail Tour will continue our proud partnership with Autism Anglia, an independent charity enhancing the lives of autistic people across East Anglia. This follows a successful collaboration during our ACE funded Research & Development project at Colchester Arts Centre last year, with the aim of making Chainmail more accessible for neurodiverse audiences. Thanks to this collaboration, all performances on our Autumn Tour will have a relaxed environment, and an easy read social story will be made available to those who need them. To find out more about access features in the show, you can watch the current Chainmail trailer here: Bring Back Chainmail
We also used the R&D to create wraparound activity which we will be delivering alongside the tour. This includes a fun, medieval themed SEND accessible drama workshop for young people, and an Education Pack, written by a qualified teacher, to accompany school group bookings. Any schools or groups interested in arranging a workshop, or even an additional performance of Chainmail, should contact our associate Education Producer, Neil D’Arcy Jones (kindly loaned to FIT by Packing Shed Theatre) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
FIT co-founder & artistic director Ollie Harrington said of the news “we are so grateful that Arts Council England have awarded Found In Translation a second National Lottery Project Grant. Without their continued support for Bring Back Chainmail, we simply would not be about to embark on this tour, which marks a genuine milestone in the growth of our company. Found In Translation cannot wait to share our work with new, wider audiences in our home region for the first time!”