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Theatre Blogging

Theatre Blogging

The Emergence of a Critical Culture:

Meghan Vaughan’s new book Theatre Blogging – the Emergence of a Critical Culture was recently published by Bloomsbury. Here’s Mark Fisher’s review.

July 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
ScotGov commits to theatre

ScotGov commits to theatre

Clear statements from Culture Sec & FM:

Economy and Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop said she is “actively working on the case” of theatre recovery post Covid-19 during the First Minister’s press conference on Friday 26 June 2020.

June 29, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
National Partnership for Culture

National Partnership for Culture

New ScotGov Culture Group:

The Scottish Government has set up a new group to advise it delivering its cultural strategy which will also address the challenges facing the culture sector from Covid-19.

June 26, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Economic recovery: Culture Sub Cttee Report

Economic recovery: Culture Sub Cttee Report

Arts, Culture and Creative Industries in Scotland’s Economic Recovery:

The culture sub committee of the ScotGov’s advisory group on economic recovery from Covid-19 has provided a pragmatic but largely forward thinking report to the main group.

June 25, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Culture revival post Covid

Culture revival post Covid

Culture slant to ScotGov business recovery plan:

The Scottish Government’s advisory report on recovery from the Covid-19 crisis has a strong element for culture, which it recognises has been hit disproportionately hard by the crisis as a consequence of physical distancing requirements.

June 24, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
£1.25M “life raft” for EdFringe

£1.25M “life raft” for EdFringe

£1M loan & £0.25M grant for Fringe Society:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity which oversees the Edinburgh Fringe, has been awarded £249,000 grants and a £1million interest-free loan to help support it through Covid-19 recovery.

June 16, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Room 29 Go Online

Room 29 Go Online

New show to replace postponed EdFringe production:

Edinburgh’s Room 29 Theatre has today, Monday 15 June 2020, put out an open call for an amateur production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, to be staged online at the end of July.

June 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Covid Impact Survey

Covid Impact Survey

EPAD seeks to asses impact of Covid Lockdown:

EPAD – Edinburgh Performing Arts Development – is inviting everyone who works professionally in the performing arts in Edinburgh to contribute to its Covid impact survey.

June 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lyceum petition – Management respond

Lyceum petition – Management respond

A statement from the Theatre’s joint directors:

Following the launch of the petition to Save the Lyceum Workforce, All Edinburgh Theatre contacted the theatre’s management team for a comment on the petition, its wording and the ongoing negotiations over redundancies.

June 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Petition to save Lyceum workforce

Petition to save Lyceum workforce

Brian Cox lends support to Lyceum “family”

Actor Brian Cox has put his support behind staff at the Lyceum, where he had his first acting job, calling for management to be “absolutely straight with their incredibly loyal staff exactly what is proposed for the theatre’s future.”

June 8, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More