Image: © British Council, Swifty and Paul Bradshow at YeaNah zine workshop Auckland 2012
The PIYN project has hosted much of the British Council NZ's art work over the last 5 years. The programme has focused on diversity and innovation in the arts, and upcoming events continue this focus. In October 2014 we had a season from the award-winning, fascinating Made in Scotland play HeLa. The play, through an amazingly powerful performance of actor Adura Onashile, focuses on the story of Henrietta Lacks and her HeLa cell line that provided the raw material for some of the most important scientific discoiveries of the last 50 years.
Over the next 12 months we will be focusing on the UK's Unlimited Programme. Thois programme places deaf and disabled artists and their work in the spotlight, by showing the quality, diversity and depth of various performances, and also upskilling arts organisations and venues around access and communication issues.
Stay tuned for more programme details for 2015.