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Despite our best efforts over the last few weeks to avoid any disruptions to services we’ve had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close Cornerstone Arts Centre and the Nourish café as we need to carry out urgent maintenance work that affects the heating of the building.

January and February are traditionally quiet times for the centre, and we’re hoping to find alternative venues or dates for the events coming up, to keep disruption to a minimum.

We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and any disappointment following this news, but given the cold weather we’re having, it’s very important to us to make sure we’re looking after the health and well-being of our visitors and staff.

Don't Look Away at Cornerstone

Ticket Information

Prices: £12.50, conc £10.50. under 26s £5, Members 20% discount


Please note the performance on Tuesday 16 April has been cancelled.

The performance on Wednesday 17 April is going ahead as planned.

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Don't Look Away

Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

Tags: Theatre

This is like throwing a punch at a tidal wave.

It’s not going to make it stop or slow down. it’s just going to engulf you, and me. until there’s nothing left.

2015. A young man enters a community centre, covered in flour and looking for help. He finds Cath, a cleaner, who reluctantly lets him stay in her son’s room. A split-second decision which will change her life forever.

Don’t Look Away is a powerful new production from Novae Theatre, sister company to internationally renowned Idle Motion. Directed by Nicholas Pitt (Mistero Buffo, The Arcola) and written by Grace Chapman (It’s Not A Sprint, The Pleasance) this is daring theatre inventive in its form and astonishing in its delivery.

A critical tale of compassion and an investigation into our collective response to the international refugee crisis.

Stay behind after the show for a Q&A session with the show's writer (Grace Chapman), director (Nicholas Pitt) and Asylum seeker host from Oxford (Maggie Farra). 

Don't Look Away is a co-production with Cornerstone, Harrogate Theatre, the Civic and Birmingham Hippodrome.

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