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Alan Rickman and I worked together in Rep at Birmingham and at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was, also, a loyal friend. I am proud to fill his shoes by becoming President of IPAT, a small charity with mighty ambitions. IPAT's charitable activities demonstrate how little actions can go a long way in making a positive contribution to the world at large. Creativity, humanity and community are the troika that underpin the projects we support across five continents and I hope you will help me improve the lives of performers. Creativity takes courage, but it also takes funding, and it is our sole aim to remove some of the practical obstacles that often stand in these artists' way.

David Suchet, President

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War and Peace – direct from Gaza!

Friday 16 October 2015

On Sunday, 13 September, at the RichMix Cinema and Arts Centre in London’s Bethnal Green, IPAT supporters were able to see first hand the type of work we support. London’s Az Theatre showed a video (with subtitles) of a workshop production by Gaza’s Theatre for Everybody of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Simultaneously the production was presented to a […]

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IPAT Patron Appointed SOAS Director

Monday 6 July 2015

IPAT Patron Baroness Valerie Amos has been appointed Director of SOAS, University of London.

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Run 10k for IPAT!

Thursday 25 June 2015

Join famous faces from stage and screen on September 13 in London’s Regent Park to raise money for IPAT. The inaugural Spotlight 10k will bring together the performing and athletic elite–and you can be part of it! With 3 months to get fit, there’s plenty of time to form a fundraising team and compete for the […]

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Destino Dance Company, 2014-2015

Destino Dance Company – Ethiopia

In the early 2000s, IPAT supported a community dance company based in Ethiopia named Adugna. Through IPAT’s grants, sixteen young dancers were able to practice and perform their art, while being able to support their families. This enabled Adugna to establish itself and demonstrate what could be achieved by the arts in terms of community and […]

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Community concert marking the 21st anniversary of Archbishop Romero's assassination.
Ciudad Romero.

Group: 'Tlaloc' based in the community of Nueva Esperanza.

Part of the 'Music for Hope' project,
Nueva Esperanza, Bajo Lempa,
El Salvador

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Music for Hope – El Salvador

Music for Hope is a dynamic, community music project for young people from the Bajo Lempa of El Salvador. Inspired by the political and cultural heritage of the region, Music for Hope uses participatory music.

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