View From Here premiered at Theatre503 over two weekends in August 2016, showcasing a variety of exciting new work by Scottish playwrights, including Rob Drummond, Oliver Emanuel and Maryam Hamidi. The following event in April 2017 focused on emerging and established playwrights from Yorkshire. West Yorkshire Playhouse supported a writer’s group from which two plays were selected to preview at View From Here, and other pieces included work by Zodwa Nyoni and JC Marshall. In February 2018 we programmed David Ireland and Abbie Spallen alongside emerging playrights Alice Malseed and Patrick Dunlea for our first Northern Ireland event.
View From Here: Scotland kicked off our first panel discussion with Lisa Spirling (Artistic Director, Theatre503), Louise Stephens (Deputy Literary Manager, Royal Court) and Jennifer Tuckett (London Writers’ Week) discussing the landscape for new writing across the UK. View From Here: Northern Ireland brought our emerging directors together with director Katherine Nesbitt, Lisa Spirling and freelance dramaturg Hanna Slattne.
View From Here: Scotland was the first incarnation of View From Here, and the first of the festivals to be held at Theatre503. It took place across two weekends in August 2016, and showcased the work of several emerging and established writers born or living and working in Scotland. Established writers that contributed work to … Continue reading VFH: Scotland
Our third instalment of View From Here – celebrating Northern Irish new writing! What is it to be Northern Irish today? What futures can we imagine when surrounded by history? View From Here present four plays by established and emerging playwrights who use dark humour and engaging storytelling to forge a new path through the … Continue reading VFH: Northern Ireland
We’re excited to bring you the next instalment of View From Here. This time we’ve sought out the best emerging and established writers in Yorkshire to be a part of our festival, and pushed ourselves to make new connections.