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  • Mandala training – creative workshops

    The first of our weekly creative theatre workshops for 16-25 year olds starts on November 3 at Ark-T Centre, Crowell Road, Oxford OX4 3LN. Courses run weekly from 3 November to 15 December 2016 (seven weeks) and 27 April to 22 June 2017 (nine weeks). […]

  • Enthusiastic response for Night Light in Oxford

    “Nadia Davids’ play – a frank and emotional eye opener to the terror refugees flee and the rejection they face on coming here.” Sam Bennett, Ox Magazine. Read the full review. “Night Light at Pegasus tonight was a moving fabulously acted portrayal of the problems […]

  • Night Light: the first comments are in

    Night Light had its première at Birmingham’s Old Rep on 27 September and received a standing ovation, with first-night sell-out performance. It has stirred and moved audiences in Birmingham and Oxford on the first leg of its national tour. Coming up next: London’s Tramshed Theatre, […]

  • High profile line-up for Night Light discussions

    Just announced, the panel for the show’s post-show debates in Birmingham and Oxford. In Birmingham: Dave Stamp (Project Manager, Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team- ASIRT); Jenny Phillimore Professor of Migration and Superdiversity (Birmingham University); Habib Rezaie, Gull Zada and Winta Teddy (apprentice Researchers); Nadia […]

  • Night Light feature in Ox Magazine

    Find out more about our new production Night Light in this feature in Ox Magazine. Getting excited about the première – only two weeks to go.

  • Mandala is part of Oxford Shakespeare Festival

    Our show Night Light explores displacement in belonging, themes which resonate with Shakespeare’s Pericles. As part of Oxford’s very own Shakespeare celebrations, Mandala is holding an Open Rehearsal at Kennington Library and Village Hall, Oxford, on 13 September 2016 from 12 noon to 7pm. Do […]

  • Off to Sweden to resist oppression!

    Mandala artistic director Yasmin Sidhwa, together with creative producer Euton Daley, has been asked to work on theatricalising new work from international poets Adnan al-Sayeghi and Jenny Lewis for the Poesi-O-Rama Festival in Malmo, Sweden. Invited by Hassan Hadi, Director of the Modern Art Theatre […]

  • Connecting across cultures through the arts

    10 young people, 1 leader, 10 days, 2 performances, 6 debates, 10 workshops, 3 funders, 9 months’ planning – in July 2016, Yasmin took Mandala’s new play Night Light , with a group of young actors, to Rencontre International Youth Theatre Festival in Grenoble. This […]

  • WW1 storytelling project at Oxford’s Story Museum

    Yasmin took time out from Night Light to immerse herself in World War One this summer. Commissioned by The Story Museum, Oxford, Incredible Journeys was a children’s show featuring stranger than fiction animal tales of endurance, friendship and battlefield heroism inspired by real events. The six […]

  • Mandala contributes to Ox Uni research seminar

    Mandala has been invited to speak at a seminar organised by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities) about how it has been working during the past year with research from the Department of Social Policy, as well as with young people seeking asylum. This […]