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Theatre groups offer residency to director

Theatre groups offer residency to director

Two theatrical organisations are offering a two-year residency to a director to study and stage large-scale classic plays.

Untitled Projects and the Citizens Theatre are jointly inviting applications from mid-career directors for a two-year residency. They will be supported and mentored by the artistic directors of the two organisations, Stewart Laing and Dominic Hill, and the participant's residency will culminate in the direction of a play on the Citizens' main stage, as part of the Citizens' season.

The paid position is supported from Creative Scotland's Creative Futures Programme and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

The opportunity is open to those working in professional theatre anywhere in Scotland for at least five years and who have directed at least three fully-staged productions.

To apply, submit a completed application by January 20.

l untitledprojects.co.uk/opportunities

Hunt for historic nominations

Two weeks are left to submit nominations for a chosen historic figure to receive a commemorative plaque to mark the Scottish Government's Year of Natural Scotland.

The initiative is looking for historic figures who have been inspired by the beauty of Scotland, from artists to writers to conservationists, to architects and activists.

The closing date for applications is December 31. To suggest a figure, you need to fill out an application form on Historic Scotland's website, answering two questions explaining your choice.

A maximum of 12 plaques will be awarded.

l historic-scotland.gov.uk/commemorative plaques

Christmas … a digital remix

An unusual Christmas Card has been issued by the Glasgow School of Art.

Designer James Houston and comedian Robert Florence have joined forces to create a remix of The Carol of the Bells for the digital card. Houston was inspired to create a new piece of Christmas music by using past Christmas gifts.

The "choir" he assembled includes a collection of vintage Mac computers, a Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum + 1 and a SEGA Mega Drive. He then approached Florence to create a new version of the lyrics for the carol.

l https://vimeo.com/81818940

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