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Rua Arts provides Project Management, Arts Administration & Mentoring led by Arts Producer, Maeve O'Neill.
Rua, a gaelic word meaning red: the colour of blood, energy and life.
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Simon Mole

Poet Simon Mole's debut picture book, Kites, published by Quarto Books now available in paperback from HERE

Rua Arts is producing Poetry Picnic, Simon's second collaboration with musician Gecko, created with Peader Kirk. This brand new live and online poetry event piloted at the Albany in November 2020. Funded by Arts Council England it will be touring 5 venues and libraries in and around London this Spring.


Simon is running monthly online poetry workshops since lockdown began in march 2020. More information and sign up HERE.

Photo by Suzi Corker

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Daedalus Theatre: EAST Storytelling Project

East Storytelling is a multicutural project, rooted in East London, run by Daedalus Theatre.


Following a successful crowdfunding campaign Rua Arts is helping create a digital East Storytelling project called EAST VOICES.  Led by artists Shamim Azad, Sef Townsend & Paul Burgess the project includes workshops and a video series. Updates to come and you can find out more at

A preview of what's to come. This recording is a beautiful story told in two ways by Sef and Shamim, watch and enjoy HERE


COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 projects are currently being rescheduled and replanned industry-wide. Here are some useful links to help support artists: