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ASKING FOR FUNDING – WHATS THE RELATIONSHIP?

ASKING FOR FUNDING – WHATS THE RELATIONSHIP?

ASKING FOR FUNDING - WHATS THE RELATIONSHIP? A few years ago I was lucky enough to be one of the three people who came up with the idea of TRAIL, the annual presentation of recycled sculptures placed in the flower beds of Teignmouth and Dawlish. At the time of the...

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BUSINESS ETHICS – AN OXYMORON?

BUSINESS ETHICS – AN OXYMORON?

BUSINESS ETHICS - AN OXYMORON? So, is "business ethics" a contradiction in terms? Is there an inherent, automatic conflict between morality and the pursuit of profit. The implication is that if a company has to choose between profits and doing the right thing, profits...

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EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY

EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY

EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY OK, so yours truly admits to not having a television so is always late catching up with T.V. programmes that have already been seen, talked over, reviewed and put to bed a long time ago. But if the hype is there it could be for a good reason....

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HULL’S TURN AS CITY OF CULTURE – WAS IT WORTH THE MONEY?

HULL’S TURN AS CITY OF CULTURE – WAS IT WORTH THE MONEY?

HULL'S TURN AS CITY OF CULTURE - WAS IT WORTH THE MONEY? Hull’s turn as City of Culture – was it worth the money? “Hull’s 2017 City of Culture programme turbo-charged the local economy and challenged the worst images of the city – but was not enough to establish the...

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THE ONTOLOGICAL INTANGIBILITY OF DIGITAL TEXT

THE ONTOLOGICAL INTANGIBILITY OF DIGITAL TEXT

THE ONTOLOGICAL INTANGIBILITY OF DIGITAL TEXT The Ontological Intangibility of Digital text Is basically a theory all about rubbishing PowerPoint. Strong comment? Perhaps, but one agreed by many teachers. You have to give a lecture / talk / speech. You need something...

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THE GARSTON EMPIRE – THAT WAS

THE GARSTON EMPIRE – THAT WAS

THE GARSTON EMPIRE (THAT WAS) Theatres were, once upon a time, the sort of venue where you would go and see music hall, variety acts, Pantos, dance shows, and basically any other sort of show that would require a pros-arch theatre. As mentioned, this was ONCE upon a...

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PRODUCING HUBS

PRODUCING HUBS

PRODUCING HUBS For a very long time yours truly has been frustrated, and not a little annoyed, that a large amount of theatrical, creative (so basically the arts ) power has lain at the doors of so few organisations, predominantly those who receive funding from either...

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EVERYTHING IS WORTH WHAT ITS PURCHASER WILL PAY FOR IT

EVERYTHING IS WORTH WHAT ITS PURCHASER WILL PAY FOR IT

EVERYTHING IS WORTH WHAT ITS PURCHASER WILL PAY FOR IT What is art worth? A question I would constantly ask my students when teaching my foundation degree. Well, I would say, “Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.” Not a saying from a modern day...

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BRIGHTON – NOT SILICON VALLEY

BRIGHTON – NOT SILICON VALLEY

BRIGHTON, NOT SILICON VALLEY In the last blog we looked at “virtual” meetings between performers and their supporters / fans / audiences etc. We heard of “after show” Q + A’s where cast members sat in front of a laptop and answered questions from audience members. And...

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ART IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

ART IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

ART IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER We all love art, whether it’s fine art, ballet, opera, theatre, cinema, puppetry or circus. And of course any trip to watch / look at a piece of art will have an effect on you. Yours truly went to see the film “Three Colours – Blue”...

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DIGITAL FRIEND OR FOE

DIGITAL FRIEND OR FOE

DIGITAL, FRIEND OR FOE There are occasions in the arts where digital is seen to be a good replacement for live performance. Live broadcasts being one. Can you replicate reality via a screen? I have a feeling the jury might be out for a long while on that one. There...

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DIVERSITY (again)

DIVERSITY (again)

DIVERSITY (AGAIN) According to Arts Professional, London’s creative sector “has failed to diversify its workforce”, with a report (Culture Club by think tank Centre for London) claiming 16% of employees in music, performing and visual arts come from a black, Asian and...

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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION – TRUTH OR FICTION

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION – TRUTH OR FICTION

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Three years ago, Vladimir Shcherban, Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin, all part of the Belarus Free Theatre (BFT), became political exiles from their home country. They found themselves homeless in London.. At the time, the future of BFT was...

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