Nicola Sturgeon

Reopening Date for Theatres

Reopening Date for Theatres

September Date planned for Scottish Theatres:

Scottish theatres will be allowed to reopen with physical distancing in place on Monday 14 September 2020, if plans announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon go ahead.

July 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
FM confirms £97m is for arts

FM confirms £97m is for arts

First Minister’s take on UK-wide culture funds:

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the Scottish element of the UK Government’s £1.57 billion culture relief will go to the sector and is additional to the £10m announced on Friday.

July 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
£10M for Theatre

£10M for Theatre

Scotgov throws “lifeline” of £10M new money to theatre:

The Scottish government has created a targeted £10M Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund for theatres adversely effected by Covid-19, which will be administered by Creative Scotland.

July 3, 2020 | By | 3 Replies 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
Support for festivals and workers

Support for festivals and workers

Festivals can repurpose existing grants:

The Scottish government and Edinburgh Council have both said that Edinburgh’s August festivals can repurpose existing grants to ensure their future.

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

★★★★☆   Literary:

On the eve of the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Usher hall was packed for Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme, an evening of readings, reminiscences and a performed reading of the Edinburgh-born author’s only play.

February 1, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More