RAPPORT Barcelona

Rapport in Barcelona

Last week, our Projects Director, Rosalie Pordes travelled to Barcelona alongside Artistic Director, Neil Beddow, to spend a week with our RAPPORT partner in Barcelona: Tantarantana…

Judging without knowing

the true story

Judging without Knowing tours to London in February. Why is there so much interest in more performances of this show, first created and performed by Somali women and acta in 2019?

Behind the Scenes

Behind The Scenes at acta; a one-off documentary featuring staff and participants from groups at acta centre, in Lockleaze and members of the Malcolm X Elders. Radio 4 suggests acta is making “theatre in reverse.” What do you think?


Wednesday 25 September, 1 – 4pm
Who’s Included?
With guest speaker Zahra Ash-Harper (Inclusion Producer, Watershed) and acta associates at the next free acta centre seminar (the last in the current series.)

Blog – 35 stories for 35 years

acta will celebrate its landmark 35th anniversary in September 2020, and over the next 12 months, as part of our plans to mark the event, Artistic Director and Founder Neil Beddow will be writing about the work of the company – a story for each of the 35 years. First story: Everything has to start somewhere…


acta Company announce Clippies, a new centenary show about the Tramways riots of 1920 – a forgotten and scandalous chapter of Bristol history.
Previews 18 & 19 November, before a longer run of performances in May.

EU Creative Europe

A new two year partnership, RAPPORT, starts this Autumn, bringing together refugees and migrants with host communities, making and sharing theatre across Europe.

AGM and Party

All acta participants and members are invited to join us (NB children must be accompanied by an adult) on Wednesday 17 July, 6.30 – 9.00pm, at the actacentre, for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Summer Party.

Making TIme

Children from our local school, Compass Point, came over recently for storytelling and history sharing workshops presented by the Making Time elders. The children wrote back to the elders afterwards with some lovely feedback. The elders told us how much they enjoyed sharing memories with local children.

We Have Overcome, the tour

We are delighted to announce that We Have Overcome, the revived Malcolm X Elders’ show, has secured funds to tour to five Bristol schools.

We will also be taking it back to perform again at the Malcolm X Centre in St Pauls and a to Lcokleaze for a second community performance.