The first beneficiaries of the Government's 'Cultural Recovery Fund' have today been released. While the headline spinner £1.57 billion may sound a lot, after being split between different art and culture areas it has only saved a measly 136 music venues from full time closure. 17 venues across the country required over £50,000, with eight... Continue Reading →
Dear Theodora, I write to you today regarding the grave situation that our world renowned Arts Industry and the lack of support by your government. It is important that the health of the country comes first, but it is truly appalling the lack of urgency your government has shown towards a vital area of the... Continue Reading →
Theatres up and down the country have closed their doors until early August, at the earliest. The longer this carries on for, the more critical it is that we support our local theatres in any way we can. Here are just five ways you can continue to support your own local Theatre during this difficult... Continue Reading →
The arts industry continues to ramp up pressure on the government to save the theatre industry from being decimated by the COVID-19 crisis. The government broke its silence on the matter as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden wrote in the Guardian this weekend that he knows 'this pandemic has dealt the arts a knockout blow' Dowden... Continue Reading →
Today, was a first. I received an outsourced phone call on behalf of a theatre I won't name. It didn't go well.
The curtain rises on the Theatre Twittic. The place for reviews and thoughts on all things theatre when 280 characters doesn't quite hit the mark.