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Two black ballet dancers, one male, one female, perform. The man is lifting the  female dancer. She has her arm and leg stretched out.
Ballet Black 'To Begin, Begin' by Christopher Marney. Dancers Jacob Wye & Sayaka Ichikawa. Image © Bill Cooper

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Finding Joy by Vamos Theatre. Photo © Vamos Theatre / alienpen 2. King Lear by Talawa. Photo © Jonathan Keenan 3. Rifco Arts' production The Deranged Marriage. Photo © David Fisher. 4. John Orna-Ornstein climbs the main mast of SS Great Britain in Bristol. Photo © John Orna-Ornstein 5. Back to Ours launch 6. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 7. 'Emil and the Detectives' by Red Earth Theatre. Photo © Red Earth Theatre / Robert Day 8. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 9. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 10. Gecko Theatre: Institute. Photo © Richard Haughton 11. Illustration © Arts Council England 12. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford