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Bilimankhwe International Theatre
Bilimankhwe International Theatre is an organisation dedicated to promoting artistic collaborations between world cultures. They aim to bring artists together from around the world, using local performance styles and traditional art forms to create vibrant, innovative, inclusive theatre of excellence that is a fusion of East and West, North and South. The company was set up in 2005 by Kate Stafford, who had previously founded Nanzikambe, an award-winning theatre company in Malawi in East Africa. Nanzikambe is Chichewa (Malawi local language) for chameleon; Bilimankhwe also means chameleon, a creature central to Malawian culture, appearing in many traditional folk tales. It also changes its outward appearance to fit in with its surroundings - echoing the methods used by Bilimankhwe Arts in creating art from bringing cultures together, collaborating to find a new form of expression. www.bilimankhwe-arts.org

The Chocolate Factories in Wood Green, London N22, are a landmark development and hub of excellence for the creative industries in the UK.

The project started in 1996 when Collage Arts, an arts development agency, moved into the Chocolate Factory on Clarendon Road and converted several derelict floors of the Factory into artist studios.

What followed was a high demand for creative space and in 2002, Collage Arts renovated Chocolate Factory 2 on Coburg Road, next door.

Visit our studios page to see available spaces at the Chocolate Factory read more