Tangle | African & Caribbean Theatre

International Theatre for Local People
Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages.

Arts Award

Arts Award Supporter

Tangle is proud to become an Arts Award Supporter

We offer a programme of touring productions and Discovery Projects for the public, schools and community groups that can contribute to the achievement of all Arts Awards levels.

Helping you achieve an Arts Award

Our Discovery Projects incorporate a range of grass roots arts education activities, focusing on drama and the spoken and written word. A Discovery Pack and bespoke online resources complement each project enabling further creative development in a wide range of arts and activities.

Tangle supports Arts Award achievement within a wide range of organisations including schools, FE establishments and youth and community groups. Our projects complement the curriculum at KS2, KS3 and KS4, and we work with teachers to identify activities that count towards young people’s Arts Award.

Further Information

To find out what other people have said about Tangle workshops and performances, click on the FEEDBACK tab above.  There’s also some of our publications available in the MEDIA tab above.

If you’d like to discuss your needs and what Tangle can offer your organisation, please get in touch.




View the Mandela Project interactive website

Read and download The Mandela Project e-book

Mandela Project Discovery Pack (NB: click the two or four arrow button when it pops up on the right hand side for an easier read.)

Mandela Project Case Study


Dream Nation e-Book  (Use the buttons on the interactive map and at the base of each page to move from group to group and see what the participants wrote)

Dream Nation Discovery Pack

Dream Nation Case Study

“The students loved the sessions.  They enjoy expressing their ideas through drama based workshop s and this was displayed in their thoughtful vision statements and poems.”  Nikki Radford, Stoke Damerel Community College

“It was amazing, the acting. The freeze frames, the poems, the fun song, my personal favourite moment was the acting. We did all different kinds of acting we did talking and actions and lots more. It was so fun.” Tula, Woolacombe School, Year 6.

“They loved the songs, the chance to work with professional actors. It helped them to connect with the text and placed relevance on their own lives.”  Selina Keedwell, Teacher, Bishop Fox’s School.

“It was a brilliant workshop that really allowed me to consider the application of theatre in real life issues. It also made me think about issues that affect people's every day lives significantly and how these can be portrayed using theatre. It allowed me to do some workshop activities that I’ve never done before."  Student, The Space, Taunton.

“I think it was a really unique concept, which really broadens the horizons and understandings of young people.”  India Pocock, Creative Learning Officer, Pound Arts Centre, Wiltshire.

Tangle is kindly supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND