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Flutter

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In a big flutter birds lift up into all four directions and the in-between ones, too… Residents of the migrant camp in Calais have started new journeys of defiance, obedience, relief or surrender – responding to the determination of the French authorities to finally win control back over the camp and clear it off residents. Off the face of the earth. Staff from Good Chance Theatre are on the ground to witness and share – so far, […]

More Migrations…

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Back in London the birds are fully back in our parks and gardens while everything is very much up in the air for people in the Jungle in Calais especially for unaccompanied minors as a Guardian report from Monday shows. But things look to be also literally up in the air for the Good Chance Theatre: set up last year as a temporary Theatre of Hope it hosted a community of powerful arts projects (including […]

in The Jungle: Day 4

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Our final day in The Jungle was meant to be a quiet one… Initially we were told that on Sundays the Theatre space is usually a bit quiet; then it emerged that for this particular Sunday the Theatre was to host a big media event and we imagined to be of use with some quiet behind-the scenes support. On the even of the event the Good Chance team decided that it would be great to […]

in The Jungle: day 3

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Today, Calais felt like it was weighed down by a ton of clouds that never lifted despite the fierce wind that’s been blustering around buildings and through any undefended opening. The tarps and tents in The Jungle looked even weaker as they were teased and tensed by the gusts – and it seemed this had caught on and affected the atmosphere in the Theatre which also felt much more unsettled and tensed. We quickly learned the […]

in The Jungle: day 2

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Today we arrived in the camp with enough sunshine to whitewash away some of the muddy puddly reality, brighten up any colours and warm up the inside of our little dome so that we were able to work in just our jumpers for most of the day (as opposed to the two jackets and waterproof trousers we’ve been wearing on top of these yesterday). We also had the dome all to ourself – and maybe […]

in The Jungle: day 1

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  We arrived in Calais yesterday: a Calais looking clean and clear like out of the Car Wash. The sky was so blue and fresh that we glimpsed The White Cliffs of Dover beckoning across the sea – calling, dazzling, daring – just before they were caught red handed and quickly covered up again by a decent cloud. The sun stayed with us when we first entered The Jungle – but not the clean and […]