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Readers' Comments

Great article and I look forward to reading the full report. For the past 22 years, we have been creating an outdoor art event/...
Posted by petermello on Outdoor pursuits
This resonated with me as I work in engagement at Artrix, an arts venue just outside Birmingham in leafy (fairly pale) Worcestershire. I...
Posted by TCPeppercorn on Birmingham’s big problem
Thanks for an insightful piece Leo! This is a really interesting exercise to undertake. It occurs to me that the arts must contain a rather...
Posted by frances_richens on What do you know about me?
I'd be interested to read an assessment of the engagement the volunteers generated on social media. People talk about the dangers of...
Posted by frances_richens on Digital volunteering
New age connected technologies like iBeacon, AR and VR are indeed transforming the museum experience. For instance, beacons at museums not...
A thought provoking article, thanks Hannah! A tendency to emphasise challenges overcome rather than failures certainly sounds familiar...
Posted by frances_richens on Learning from rocket science
As an artist in America, I can't speak to the U.K.'s programs, but just in general want to comment. I side with the many, your...
Posted by C.B. on Democratising the arts
I agree with much of this article and am constantly aware of the amount of ArtsSpeak I find seeping into my vocabulary. For some, it's...
Excellent article. Well done!
Guildford Shakespeare Company is not a commercial or subsidised theatre company but has been offering AD performances at our productions...
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