Friday, 19 November 2021

Article: ARTICLE Using a co-created transdisciplinary approach to explore the complexity of air pollution in informal settlements


Very pleased to see our AIR Network article on our novel co-created transdisciplinary research that used arts and humanities methods to explore air pollution in an informal settlement (Mukuru) in Nairobi, Kenya was published with the HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATION:

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Tickets are now on Sale for The Festival of Fleeting Words 2 October 2021, 18:00 - A 24 Hour Online New Writing Festival


The Common Air Theatre Company is proud to present The Festival of Fleeting Words 2 October 2021 at 18:00.

The festival, which began in July 2020 as a response to the closure of theatres,  was designed to help keep the creative juices flowing when everyone was unable to gather. But with theatres opening up, the festival's appeal now lies in something more than substitution: by being only 24 hours long & online, we have been able to collaborate with excellent creatives from across several continents. It is an opportunity to work & network with an international group of participants - many of whom have become regular contributors.

The festival seeks to create a new genre of work that is fundamentally designed for and highlights the differences of this new medium by creatively stretching the limitations of video technology, which was built for business, not for the performing arts.

Each short play will be up to 10 minutes in length for 3 to 5 actors. 

 To book tickets please visit:

The festival is Box Office split profit share. Tickets are 'Pay What You Can' and can be paid for here:

Friday, 11 June 2021

Artists Wanted - Festival of Fleeting Words 9 & 10 July 2021


Check out out trailer and do get in touch with a CV if you are interested in being involved as an actor, director or playwright.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

The Festival of Fleeting Words - Next Festival 10 July 2021



We are pleased to announce the next Festival of Fleeting Words on 10 July 2021.  For updated information please follow us on Twitter: @Words_Fleeting.


If you are interested in contributing as an actor, director or playwright please be in touch at  You would need to be available from 9 July at 1800 [BST] until 2100[BST] on 10 July.  The festival operates on a box office profit share split.

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Festival of Fleeting Words You Tube Live link:


Below is the link to Festival of Fleeting Words You Tube Live:


Here is the link to tonight's programme:



If you have any difficulties accessing it, please email



Matthew Hahn


Peter Norgate.





For updates and further information about July 2021’s festival, please visit the Common Air Theatre’s blog:




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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

The Festival of Fleeting Words [formerly the The New Writing / New Normal International Theatre Festival] 8 May 2021


Over a 24 hour period, new ten-minute plays will be written, rehearsed and performed via a digital platform.

We are happy to announce The Festival of Fleeting Words is taking place on 8 May 2021 at 6pm BST. Over a 24-hour period, up to six new ten-minute plays will be written, rehearsed and performed via Zoom and streamed live on YouTube Live. The performance of the new plays will take place at 6pm on Saturday 8 May. The show is expected to last about 90 minutes. Tell your friends!  This festival expands on the previous successes of our New Writing / New Normal Theatre Festivals, which included contributors from three continents.

To book tickets, please visit our Eventbrite PageTickets are 'pay what you can' and can be paid for via the Just Giving Site.

For more information, and to see our previous shows,  please visit our YouTube Page: