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Communicating re-opening will be much, much harder than closure, says Kate Fielding-Cox, who proposes four key principles that every venue should bear in mind when preparing to welcome the public back.
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“Two pigeons in the foyer, a baby seagull falling off the roof and the lager kegs exploding in the heat”: Elspeth McBain tells why she was tempted to just get a straw and forget about her venue’s problems for a while…
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15 up-and-coming leaders will be joining the City of Culture Leadership Programme that will run across the next two years as part of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture. The aim of the...
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OffWestEnd, the group that supports, promotes and celebrates the work of over 100 independent, alternative and fringe theatres in London, says these venues are estimated to lose between £7.6m...
Unless we think big, act collectively, and use the different stages of recovery to make the case for theatre, Peter Arnott isn't sure we'll be able to persuade governments or businesses to back the sector at all.
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A group of leading theatre designers have joined forces to form #scenechange, a community that brings designers together to tackle the challenge of navigating a way out of the Covid-19 crisis. What...
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As founder RENNA KELLAWAY prepares to retire from Lake District Summer Music after 35 years, STEPHEN THRELFALL has been appointed as its new Artistic Director from October 2020. A cellist, conductor...
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PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER SMITH, currently Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews and formerly Director of the British School at Rome, has been selected as the Government’s...
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The new Chief Executive and Artistic Director at dance development agency Dance City will be ANAND BHATT (pictured), who takes over CEO responsibilities from IAN MCKEOWN and Artistic Director...
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Southbank Centre has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Governors: President of Since ‘93 record label and diversity in music champion GLYN AIKINS; Chief Investment...
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PROFESSOR LYNDSAY DUTHIE will be the new CEO at the Production Guild of Great Britain. A film and television executive who worked for ITV and Endemol before founding her own company, Ice Blue Media,...
At their best, institutions provide a welcoming, well-resourced envelope in which artists can create their work and audiences can be engaged. But if artists are always expected to live gig to gig with little voice in the system, what does that say about what we value as a field, asks Carey Perloff.
Few seated theatres will be compatible with commercially viable socially distanced performances - but immersive theatre and drive-ins may have some answers, says Lanre Bakare
Kate Rolfe and Marco Savo offer some digital inspiration for creative practitioners wanting to share their content and tell their stories in an agile and adaptive way.
"Every time we get a new tool, we start by forcing it to fit the old way of working, and then one day we realise that it lets us do the work differently." Benedict Evans examines the challenges of running online events.
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“Radical, representative reinvention” is the only moral choice for the sector now, says Richard Watts, who examines what’s locking us in – and what might help the sector break free from its unfair, unequal and excluding norms.
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Global entertainment company Live Nation is planning changes to its contracts, aiming to transfer some of the risks associated with staging events onto the artists after the Covid-19 shutdown. These...
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Two-thirds of organisations and almost three quarters of individuals who applied to Arts Council England for emergency funds were successful, but 4,000 applicants were left disappointed.
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The charity operating leisure and cultural services for Peterborough is handing its contract back to the Council. Since 2010 a charitable Trust, Vivacity, has been running cultural services on behalf...
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Arts Council England is preparing to “make changes to Grantium where we can”, including an improved user interface, but the upgrade is currently on hold due to Coronavirus pressures.
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Economic modelling by global forecasting firm Oxford Economics predicts the turnover of the UK’s creative industries will contract by £74 billion in 2020. Despite the Job Retention Scheme...
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A Skills Bank that will match theatres with experts willing to offer pro bono advice on preparing to reopen is being created by the Theatres Trust, and leading theatre consultants and suppliers...
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Lockdown is transforming the way music teachers deliver instrument tuition now and in the future, with 87% currently adapting their lessons for delivery online.
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An open letter is aiming to "give voice to the millions of people who sing in choirs in this country", calling for church leaders to have the courage to speak out on the importance of...
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Plans submitted for the construction of a seven-storey residence for 411 students in Leeds include a gallery and artist studio space to be managed by East St Arts. The mixed-use development on the...

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