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The London International Mime Festival was founded in 1977 and has become one of the world’s most influential visual theatre festivals. More history >
"We are delighted to announce that London International Mime Festival has been selected as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio organisations.
ACE’s decision is wonderful news, demonstrating its continued support for the Festival’s leading role in promoting contemporary visual theatre."
Joseph Seelig and Helen Lannaghan, Directors March 2011
'In these sluggish January days, the London International Mime Festival continues to provide a welcome burst of (silent) clamour'
'The London International Mime Festival might seem a bit of a mouthful as a title. But really it’s a remarkable feat of compression given that it ought to be called “Things That Have Grabbed the Attention of Co-Directors Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig That Others Might Label Variously Dance, Performance Art, Circus and Puppetry, Not Always From Abroad, Sometimes With Talking'
'A fabulous event'
Business Review Europe
'Marketing the London International Mime Festival must be an annual headache. What is it, for a start? It might be easier to say what it isn't, but even that involves qualification. It's certainly not a poor man's Cirque du Soleil, nor a three-week season of euro-zoners feeling their way round invisible boxes.'
'I am, once again, very lucky to be in London during the International Mime Festival... I wish I had a chance to see all of the shows in the festival... I am excited and encouraged, as always, to have a glimpse of the evolution of circus arts here in Great Britain.'
Running Away With the Circus
'The most resolutely outward looking of the UK's visual theatre festivals... LIMF has been running for over 30 years and a look back at the programme archive proves their eye for picking the greats before they've made it. In London, and more widely, the country, it's unchallenged in size and reach.'
Sideshow Circus Magazine
'A must-see programme of physical and visual theatre work, from the UK and from around the world.'
Total theatre Magazine