13/07/2021
"#WeShallNotBeRemoved" written in bold capital letters on a purple background.

Freedom day: freedom or folly?

The planned re-opening on July 19th, or ‘Freedom Day’, shows a blatant disregard for the efforts made by so many to ensure an inclusive recovery. The government’s plan to…
30/04/2021
Karen Spicer, a petite woman with curly grey hair, holds two ripe tomatoes up in front of her chest, as she stands in her allotment.

Mid Life: The Skin We’re In

Following the enormous success of Mid Life as Diverse City entered 2020, we were already thinking of ways that we could continue exploring that world. When 2020 turned everything…
A middle-aged white woman raising her hand above her head on a dark stage, a rainbow-coloured satchel to her side. Behind her, a black middle aged woman and a white middle aged woman and a young black woman. They all hold their hands up in the air.

Mid Life

Hold tight. There’s a change coming. Claire was the south east of England disco dancing champion in 1982. Surely, she can’t be menopausal? Jacqui’s busy looking after the grandkids…
24/08/2020

“This Town Of Ours” – Out Next Week

“This Town Of Ours” by Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists Since the beginning of lockdown, our young artists have been creating new digital work around their show “Till We Win”. They have been working…
18/03/2020
GIF of a person playing guitar and copy on top reading "Creative Isolation".

Diverse City’s Covid-19 Statement

Following Government advice, here is Diverse City’s Covid-19 statement. We have temporarily postponed projects and productions involving direct contact. Here is our plan of action: Right now, we are:…
16/01/2020

Diverse City 2020 Announcements

Thank you for twirling into the big, new decade with Diverse City. There’s a change coming, be a part of it. Take a look at some 2020 announcements which…
28/11/2019
Black and white infographic that reads: "Culture Declares Climate Ecological Emergency" with a drawing of a bird.

Diverse City Declares Climate Emergency

Last month, Watershed, Bristol Old Vic and Colston Hall declared climate emergency. Diverse City joined the movement earlier this year too by joining Culture Declares Emergency. This month, we created a Diverse City…
14/10/2019
Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists perform Till We Win at Lighthouse Poole - close up of Josh Ward, Natalya Howard and Rachel Orum performing centre stage.

EBYA Take Over The BIC in Bournemouth

Our youth company Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists are bringing their brand new production ‘Til We Win to The BIC on Tuesday October 15! The youth company are performing as…
05/10/2019
Extraordinary Bodies Young Artist Beth is suspended in the air on a harness, with a man laying on the floor as a counterweight. She is holding herself up, parallel to the floor. Her wheelchair is in the background of the studio.

New Toolkit to Unlock Accessible Circus

We are proud to announce the launch of Circus for Everybody – A Trainer’s Toolkit! This new guide, created in partnership with Extraordinary Bodies, Circomedia, Cirque Bijou, Graeae and…
Five women stand one behind another with their arms raised up. In the foreground, a woman with short bleached blonde hair and a golden sequin skirt look over her shoulder with a cheeky smile.

Mid Life Work In Progress Performances Keep On Wowing Audiences

[sp_wpcarousel id=”2745″] We are still buzzing from not the one but the two Mid Life work in progress performances we delivered this month! Following a successful Ferment Fortnight show…
03/09/2019
A young man of colour and a young woman of colour sit a table. In the background, a screen with a Diverse City logo

Board Diversification: We Are Challenging the Status Quo

75% of Dorset trustees are male, white and over 50 years Current boards are not representative of the population. Diverse City is delivering training as part ofThe Arts Development…
14/03/2019
A group of young people clasp hands together - the camera is looking up between their hands to the ceiling - smiling faces are peeking between arms and hands.

Will you support our 2019 Crowdfunder?

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists are the face of Diverse City’s Crowdfunder this year. We are aiming to raise £4,000 to create unique opportunities for young people in Dorset to…
06/03/2019
6 young artists standing strong in a triangle to camera - right fists raised in the air, determination and fierce expressions show they are fired up about something!

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists take over Lighthouse Poole!

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) will premiere Till We Win on 10th April at Lighthouse Poole, alongside touring show Grow Up and Just Love Chocolate, by EBYA Alumni The…
10/10/2018
A large group of young artists from EBYA and National Youth Theatre gather in a large studio space. They are standing and exchanging conversations, everyone looks happy, laughing, smiling.

Super summer and action-packed autumn for EBYA

As the summer comes to an end and Autumn term begins for Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA), Artistic Director of the youth company Eilis Davis shares the exciting adventures through…
31/07/2018
Extraordinary Bodies, What Am I Worth? performance shot from Sunderland 2018: As the structure spins, Aislinn is climbing and balancing a top the set.

“Extraordinary by name, Extraordinary by nature”

Extraordinary Bodies’ new outdoor show ‘What am I Worth?’ is now half way through its tour for this year and the feedback has been incredibly positive! “I watched this…
01/05/2018
2 aerial artists suspended and entwined from straps: a white man in a wheelchair faces a muscular black woman - she is kneeling on his legs. There is an explosion of powdered paint around them in pink, green, blue and orange.

Rehearsals begin for groundbreaking new show from Extraordinary Bodies

What am I Worth? is the groundbreaking new show that shines a light on seven extraordinary cast members from across the world, including the US, Germany, Ireland and the UK. They…
24/04/2018
Workshop participants are walking in a line together, moving their arms and smiling.

National Lottery Awards for All support Masterclasses for young artists

Diverse City recently hosted a Masterclass in partnership with The Point Eastleigh, thanks to funding from National Lottery Awards for All. Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists and local disabled and non-disabled…
10/01/2018
Extraordinary Bodies artist David Ellington in an aerial hoop, laying back with feet high in the hoop and hands falling towards the ground.

Extraordinary Bodies – What Am I Worth?

This short film has been made by the visionary filmmakers Proudfoot. What Am I Worth? A new outdoor show touring summer 2018 Seven extraordinary artists run, fly, catch, play and…
20/11/2017
Performance of Becoming - EBYA members are gathered centre stage crouched and kneeling down in a circle. Everyone wears red/grey/black clothing.

#ThanksToYou

Every time someone plays the National Lottery, they’re contributing to good causes across the UK. Every week, £30 million goes towards arts and culture, local communities, heritage and sport across the UK…
25/10/2017
Young people in a circle in a studio, participating in a workshop.

Vote for EBYA in the Aviva Community Fund

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) have had a whirlwind summer, with a successful Crowdfunder campaign raising over £5,000. Thanks to all our incredible supporters, YOU made it happen! EBYA…