October Newsletter

October Newsletter

A suprisingly large amount has happened in the last month and we will share this with you like Noah and his Ark – in two by two! We have two upcoming projects to tell you about, two shows you can buy tickets for, and two award nominations to announce.

Gone, a short film in collaboration with Future Screens NI. In September we collaborated on a short film titled Gone. Written by Julie Dutkiewiczthe film depicts two days in the life of Rita, a woman with dementia and her son Will, the carer. When she doesn’t remember, it’s hurtful. Things can change in the blink of an eye. It’s just his turn to love her more now.

Gone stars Carol Moore as Rita and Darren Franklin as Will. It was directed by Paula McFetridge, produced by Carol Moore and the camera/sound by Ross McClean.

Gone has been submitted to a number of festivals  across the UK and we will  keep you updated on when you can see the completed film.

The King of East Belfast, but not how you may have seen it… Our Production Manager Stephen Quinn is also a drone enthusiast and captured an alternative way to enter The King of East Belfast when we performed in Connswater in August, take a look! You can also get a behind-the-scenes look at how we were able to safely welcome a live audience.

Walking On Eggshells a visual project description. Liz Cullinane is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, and a former Associate Artist with Kabosh. She is currently in the research and development phase of an exciting new project called Walking on Eggshellswhich we have been supporting her on. We are very excited to share this video that gives a beautiful insight into her work – her thought process and plans for the full installation.

Border Crossings Europe, The Centre Cannot Hold, Wednesday 18th November 6.30pm. We will be leading an online debate, sharing an off-centre creative provocation to stimulate animated debate on global citizenship amongst artists, academia, and the public. We hope that this willl lead to virtual responses from theatre-makers from across these islands and neighbouring European regions, each finding links with their own locality, creative practices and audiences. The debate will then be opened to the virtual audience, exploring how theatre and democracy can interact in the locality and in alliance across these islands and beyond.

It is a free event and you can get your tickets here.

We receommend you take a look at the full programme which you can see here.

Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story tickets are still available! Don’t forget that Quartered runs on the third Saturday of the month and there are still three tickets left for this Saturday 17th on the 2pm show. If you would like to be one of those three remaining audience members then get your tickets here!


The Zebbie Awards. We were delighted to hear the news last week that two former Kabosh employees, Fionnuala Kennedy and Dominc Montague, have both been nominated for the Writers Guild of Ireland Zebbie Awards. Both received nominations for their writing; Fionnuala for her piece Removed which she produced with Prime Cut and Dominic for his play A Queer Ceili at The Marty Forsythe which he wrote and produced whilst at Kabosh.

The awards will take place on the 26th November and we wish them both the best of luck.
Shortlisted for The Times Higher Educations (THE) Awards. Kabosh have been involved in a project for the last four years ‘Sounding Conflict’, led by Queens University Belfast, which has also been shortlisted for the Research Project of the Year 2020 rby the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, widely recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the higher education sector. The awards will also take place on 26th November so we will keep you posted.

For more information on the awards and the collaborative project sounding conflict itself, click here.

Additional information

  • If you are an artist and on Facebook we would encourage you to join the Freelancers NI Surviving Corona it is filled with plenty of useful support information and register with artistsni.com to receive updates.  
  • You can now support Kabosh and the work that we produce through our crowdfunding campaign found here.
  • If you are in a position to offer much-needed financial support to local practitioners  via the Bread And Butter Fund  please donate