Live Photo of “Within Sight”: a woman with albinism in blue running clothes is sitting in the centre of a blank, dark stage, shadows obscuring her face.

Within Sight 2023 – No Limits and The Roundhouse

Within Sight is back for 2023 – both online and in person. As part of the No Limits Festival in Hong Kong, the film version of the show will be available online from the 15th of March to the The film is available to watch here in English or Cantonese, with various different accessibility options. Then, on the 9th of June, the live version of the show will appear at the Roundhouse […]

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival returns from the 13th-29th of August, featuring 550 authors over 600 events. As well as a performance of Within Sight on Wednesday the 24th, and a workshop on political writing on Sunday the 28th, I will be reading at the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award event on Monday the 22nd, and giving a Passion Projects talk on Tuesday the 23rd.

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Jerwood Fellowship

Jerwood Fellowships is an Imaginate project in partnership with Oily Cart and funded by Jerwood Arts offering professional development support for four artists over two years to explore new performance ideas with a focus on supporting D/deaf and/or disabled artists and children.  

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Within Sight live performance photo: Ellen , with her hair down, wearing a bright blue running jacket and dark leggings. She is standing centre stage against a black background, she is looking calmly straight at the camera

Within Sight at the Edinburgh Fringe

Within Sight is back for a digital run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival! A filmed version of the show can be streamed on demand via the Summerhall website, with captions and BSL available. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to bring the show to new audiences with support from such a brilliant venue. Ticket information can be found here. On the 20th of August, Summerhall will be hosting an online watch […]

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BBC Culture in Quarantine

Twelve D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled professional artists based in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have been commissioned to produce new film and audio works for BBC platforms this summer. The commissioning programme is part of BBC Arts’ Culture In Quarantine initiative, which has brought the arts into people’s homes during lockdown. The 12 new commissions will champion the work of disabled artists by helping them produce work when some may have been self-isolating, […]

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R&D Commission

The latest Unlimited commissions have been announced and it’s a real honour to be included on the list. With Research and Development Award support, I’ll be working on a new project called And Who’s She When She’s At Home? The final piece will be a multimedia poetry installation created in collaboration with other artists and based on themes of heritage, home, and class. Jo Verrent, senior producer for Unlimited, said of this funding round: “The […]

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Behind the scenes of "Within Sight" filming. Ellen Renton, wearing blue running clothes, is being filmed while standing on a stage in front of a white backdrop.

‘Within Sight’ On Film

After having to postpone the 2020 tour, the Within Sight team were thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the show to life onscreen. With thanks to generous support from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Unlimited, and Glasgow Tramway, we worked with the fantastically talented Sarah Grant  and Katrina Allen to reimagine the piece for a digital showing. We were keen to make sure that we held on to as many of the show’s […]

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