Laboratory of Encounters

Press Release / Public Announcement

Appointment of 30 Bird and public works as Artists-in-Residence at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Left to right: Mehrdad Seyf (30 Bird) Sir Hugh Pelham (Director of LMB) Torange Khonsari (public works) Image: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) [...]


Call out for theatre/performance practitioners and scientists JUNCTURES: UK Iran Cultural Exchange – A day of debate & provocations exploring innovation & collaboration across the Arts and Sciences.

Produced by 30 Bird in partnership with the British Council Iran and in collaboration with ZENDEH.

Cambridge Junction, Wednesday March 25 2015 10:00 – [...]

Domestic Labour Auditions

Thank you for all your submissions, we were quite overwhelmed by the number of applicants and the variety and quality of their expressions of interest.We will be creating our shortlist in the next couple of days and contact the selected performers/artists. Apologies to those who are left out but once again thank you for your [...]

Seeking Female Performer: Domestic Labour: A Study in Love

Domestic Labour: A Study in Love

Audition notice

Regional tour and Edinburgh Fringe Festival run of Domestic Labour; A Study in Love by Mehrdad Seyf, 30 Bird

Brief: Commissioned by The Bush and following completion of Research & Development during 2013 Domestic Labour: A Study in Love will embark on a short regional tour [...]

Launch of The Factory

30 Bird and architects public works worked with pupils at St Matthew’s Primary School in the city’s Norfolk St to design The Factory. This is the first of five structures to be built by this unique partnership of performance makers, pupils and architects. Titled MUD it is a key part of a long-term project linked [...]

MUD: a cultural laboratory in a primary school playground

Cultural Laboratory  for St Matthews School designed by public works for 30 Bird's interdisciplinary project MUD ( Front view)

Cultural Laboratory for St Matthews School designed by public works for 30 Bird’s interdisciplinary project MUD ( Front view)

The final design of the cultural laboratory at St Matthews’ school Cambridge is nearly upon us. A few adjustments left, nip-tuck, and it’s done. Looking at the design as it stands, it reminds me of [...]

Domestic Labour: Clearing up after #Sampled13 in readiness for #Pulse13

There they were, the three of them, Betsabeh, Chris and Nicki, holding up their 1950s Hoovers on The Junction stage, during Sampled 13, with the provocative music composed by Greg Mickleborough belting out of the speakers, beckoning more people to enter the auditorium. And they did.

The girls wait. The doors close. They [...]

Work in Progess Sharing: Domestic Labour: A Study in Love: Saturday 1 June 2013

30 Bird Presents…

Domestic Labour: A Study in Love

Work in Progress Sharing at Pulse Festival, New Wolsely Theatre, Ipswich.

Date: Saturday 1st June 2013 2.00pm Pulse Festival, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

War, bicyles and the withdrawal method: Domestic Labour is a witty investigation of Feminism, love and the very domestic battle over who [...]

30 Bird has a new look

30 Bird is pleased to launch a new visual identity.

As part of this rebrand we have a new logo, a new purpose built website and have changed our name to 30 Bird.

We are really excited to launch our new brand new website, completely redesigned and recreated to showcase our work and to engage [...]