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raised of £2,000 target by 357 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,923 to ensure we can cover costs involved in creating our tenth edition of GIFT - as an online, digital festival experience.

    Funded on Thursday, 25th June 2020

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    Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (GIFT) is a dedicated, annual contemporary theatre festival for North East England

    This year, the devastating impact of the coronavirus, worldwide, means we can’t be together in person in Gateshead. But we won’t be beaten. Instead, we are bringing you an action-packed digital re-imagining of GIFT, from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 May, to connect artists and audiences, to share, and inspire creativity.

    Brilliant global artists will showcase over 30 events and performances, in a thought-provoking ten year anniversary programme of thrilling contemporary theatre, dance, talks and workshops.

    By kindly contributing a Pay What You Decide donation for your digital tickets for this year’s festival, you will be providing crucial support to GIFT at this difficult, uncertain time.

    For context, GIFT is funded on a project by project basis, with no regular core funding - which means your donation is even more valuable to us.

    Any contribution, however big or small, is hugely appreciated.

    We have exciting UK premieres and an eclectic programme exploring human connection, surveillance, resilience through crisis and international identity. We’ll share piercing human stories, build empowering creative networks and discuss big ideas for the future.

    Come and join the action, from the comfort of your armchair on and share your voice in festival conversations @GIFTfest.

    Thank you so much for your support.

    Kate Craddock, GIFT Festival Director

    Images from some of our #GIFT2020 festival events

    Crack of Dawn by Greg Wohead. Credit: Paul Blackmore

    IT DON'T WORRY ME by ATRESBANDES with Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas.

    RadiOh Europa by Action Hero. Credit: Pelagia Karanikola



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      • Anonymous


        May 15, 2020

      • Anonymous


        May 15, 2020

        Fantastic festival - thank you!


      • Anonymous


        May 14, 2020

        Thanks for putting on the "taking a theatre festival online" session. It was very helpful and encouraging.

      • Anonymous


        May 14, 2020

      • James Yarker - Stan's Cafe

        James Yarker - Stan's Cafe

        May 14, 2020

        Thanks for running the webinar, it was intersting to hear about your experiences. Good luck with what's next.

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        May 14, 2020

      • Anonymous


        May 14, 2020

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      GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

      GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

      Making extraordinary things happen across Gateshead since 2011, GIFT is an annual festival celebrating contemporary theatre. Through world class creative encounters, GIFT connects the culturally regenerated Gateshead quayside with the commercially re-developed town centre.

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