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Love, spice and the apocalypse comes to Thirsk

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  Release date:  04.02.2020   Love and Spice  by Balbir Singh Dance Company     February  sees two remarkable live performances come to Thirsk, courtesy of regional arts charity Rural Arts. On Thursday 13 th  February multi-award winning writer and broadcaster Byron Vincent will perform his funny and entertaining one-man show,  Instagramming the Apocalypse .     After being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder,  Byron turn s  his sharp wit and curious mind to the modern malaise ,  posing questions  on everything from   fake news and politics  to cynicism and relationships .     The performance  is preceded  by   Wanted :  Access Everywhere ,   a free day of discussion on what more can be done to support disabled people in the arts – as artists, participants and audience – in rural areas. Rural Arts is co-org anising the event with Unlimited, a disabled commissioning organisation  who funded the creation of  Instagramming the Apocalypse .     On 28 th  February ,  Leeds-based  Balbir Sing

FUSE re-launched across North Yorkshire

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  Release date:  2 8 .01.20   A past workshop  by   F USE  Theatre and  Graeae   Theatre company  with YSJ Theatre Students   FUSE,  NYCC’s  former much-loved drama project, has received a new lease of life under the management of Rural Arts, a regional arts charity.      In April 2019, the project was transitioned away from NYCC to a partnership between Rural Arts and Your Consortium, a not-for-profit organisation based in  Knaresbrough . Sessions  until July were  funded by the council whilst funding  was sought for  October 2019 onwards.      Today  Rural Arts  is happy to announce three significant grants - £10,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation, £9680 from National Lottery Awards for All and £2,012 from The LOCAL Fund – that will ensure the project runs  until at least summer 2020.       “FUSE is a vital project that enables young people with learning disabilities and their friends to build relationships and learn new artistic and transferable skills ”, Rural Arts CEO and Dir