?Blacking Up?, a one-day event by Scotland?s Theatre Workshop featuring a dynamic piece of forum theatre in which the audience will explore issues of employment and disability, is to tour throughout Scotland in March 2002.
Described by Director Robert Rae as ?an opportunity to experience the contradictions that are still a real barrier to the inclusion of disabled actors on the Scottish stage?, the event also creates an opportunity to learn more about Disability Equality Training (D.E.T), the medical and social models of disability and their implications for artists and theatre practitioners. Blacking Up aims to generate dialogue between arts employers and practitioners and inform practice for the inclusion of disabled actors. To register interest contact Anne Fleming t: 0131 225 7942.

West Yorkshire Arts Marketing re-launches as Audiences Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Arts Marketing, the Leeds-based arts marketing agency, is set to formalise its Yorkshire-wide activities by re-launching itself under the new name of Audiences Yorkshire. Membership of the company is set to double to 90 organisations from April 2002, and membership fees are to be reduced to a minimum to ensure that the widest range of cultural organisations can join. New initiatives include Stage Exchange (developing the relationship between venues and touring companies), Literature Marketing Development and ?Dig Yorkshire? (an entertainment website).