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UK Report: Theatres With Proper Ventilation Could Be Safe To Reopen At Full Capacity

Ventilation is more effective at protecting against airborne transmission of the Covid-19 virus than social distancing or PPE – and “many performance venues have the capability to provide good levels of ventilation,” according to Government advisers. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, Audience, 08.10.20


Call For “Radical Shakeup” Of UK’s Cultural Sector

RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and the British Council published a paper ‘Heritage for Inclusive Growth’ which says the sector’s potential has been stunted by “outdated” views of what – and who – it represents. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, UK, Commerce, Issues, British Council, 08.08.20, RSA Royal Society, Heritage for Inclusive Growth


View 250,000 British Paintings & Sculptures Free Online

A little over four years ago, discriminatory and arbitrarily confusing travel bans descended on the U.S., tearing refugee families apart and leaving thousands in diplomatic limbo. This seemed nightmarish enough at the time. But it took a viral pandemic to bring travel bans and restrictions down on the entire world, more or less, with countries appearing on bulletins that vaguely look like lists of enemies on governing bodies’ websites, including the CDC's. Likewise, almost all 27 countries that...
Tags: Google, Art, UK, Cdc, College, European Union, Paris, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Rodin, Edward Hopper, Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, Mark Brown, Harlow, Goodwin


UK Report: TV Watching Surged During Lockdown

Its annual study into UK media habits suggested adults – many stuck indoors – spent 40% of their waking hours in front of a screen, on average. Time spent on subscription streaming services also doubled during April. At the height of lockdown, adults spent an average of six hours and 25 minutes each day staring at screens. Screen time overall was up almost a third (31%) on last year. – BBC
Tags: Art, UK, Media, Audience, 08.05.20


Unemployment In UK Theatre Up By Two-Thirds In Just A Few Weeks

“Job losses at theatres across the UK have jumped from 3,000 to 5,000 in less than a month, according to figures from the Bectu trade union. The job losses include redundancies of permanent employees and layoffs of casual staff.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, 08.03.20


Ambassador Theatre Group Will Lay Off 1200 UK Employees in September

According to The Guardian, Ambassador Theatre Group ATG will lay off over 1200 employees in September- a change that will occur following the conclusion of the UK government's furlough scheme at the end of August. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, ATG, BWW News Desk


Finally: Scientists Figure Out Where The Stonehenge Stones Came From

David Nash at the University of Brighton in the UK and his colleagues have identified the source of 50 of the 52 large boulders, known as sarsens, that make up the monument’s iconic stone circle. By analysing the stones’ chemical composition, the team has traced their origins to 25 kilometres away from the monument, in the West Woods in Wiltshire. – New Scientist
Tags: Art, UK, Wiltshire, Visual, David Nash, University of Brighton, 07.29.20, West Woods


Wake Up With BWW 7/30: Andrew Lloyd Webber Responds to News of PHANTOM Closing, and More!

Today's top stories Andrew Lloyd Webber responds to the news of The Phantom of the Opera closing its London and UK touring productions, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: UK, London, Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephi Wild


Here’s How The UK’s £1.5 Billion Arts Rescue Package Will Work

“Of the total amount, the government has currently released £880 million ($1.14 billion), which has been split into two funding rounds. The first round of £622 million ($805.3 million) will be distributed immediately, while the remaining £258 million ($334 million) will be reserved for a second round of funding later in the financial year to meet the developing needs of organizations.” – Variety
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, 07.28.20


Andrew Lloyd Webber Responds to News of PHANTOM Closing its London and UK Tour Productions

Andrew Lloyd Webber has responded to the news of The Phantom of the Opera closing its London and UK touring productions, in a statement posted to Twitter. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, London, Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BWW News Desk


Wake Up With BWW 7/29: PHANTOM London and UK Tour to Close, and More

Today's top stories The Phantom of the Opera's London and UK touring productions will shut down, and more. [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: UK, London, Theatre, Stephi Wild


UK Arts Orgs Can Apply for Up to £3 Million in Grants As Part of Relief Package

The Stage is reporting that UK arts organizations will be able to apply for up to 3 million as part of the forthcoming 1.57 billion government relief package. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, BWW News Desk


UK’s Sky Arts Channel Goes Free, All Arts

The move to Freeview, the digital network free to all UK residents, has been under discussion for years and is motivated by “a passion to get as much content to as many people as possible and make it more accessible”. But Sky Arts “isn’t a ratings-driving channel. We’re there to be a bit more experimental. We’re there to help nurture new talent and find new voices; new creative voices… The call out that we’re doing today, as we’re launched as free to air is: ‘Artists, what would you do if I gav...
Tags: Art, UK, Media, Freeview, 07.28.20, Sky Arts Channel Goes Free All Arts


Cameron Mackintosh Reveals He is Shutting Down PHANTOM in London and UK Tour; Pushes For Theatres to Re-Open Without Social Distancing

Cameron Mackintosh penned a piece for the Evening Standard, about his concerns for the future of the theatre industry. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, London, Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh, BWW News Desk


VIDEO: 150 Performers Record 'Make Them Hear You' to Raise Runds for StopWatch

Danielle Tarento has brought together more than 150 Black and Black mixed race actors from the UK and the US, along with a 38-piece orchestra, to record aMake Them Hear You,a from the Broadway musical Ragtime. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: UK, Theatre, US, Stage Tube, Danielle Tarento


Can British Theatre Survive Coronavirus In Any Recognizable Form?

A huge number of Britain’s theatres are in serious trouble:”Julian Bird, chief executive of UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre, said 70 percent of theatres and production companies risked going bust before the end of the year” – Yahoo News (AFP)
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, Britain, Society of London Theatre, Julian Bird, 07.22.20


UK Arts Bailout For Arts Institutions. But What About Artists?

After months of monotone condolences and a vague “five-step roadmap” from culture secretary Oliver Dowden, the British government Beyoncéd the arts community on 5 July by announcing a surprise £1.57bn emergency support package. Dowden said he would begin by bailing out the “crown jewels of our national life – you know, the Royal Albert Halls and so on”. It should come as no surprise that this government is prioritising bedazzled institutions. The “crown jewels” of theatre, however, are not the ...
Tags: Art, UK, London, Issues, Dowden, Royal Albert Halls, Oliver Dowden, 07.22.20


VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Calls On UK Government for Target Date to Re-Open Theaters Normally

Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling on the UK government to establish a clear schedule and target date on when theatres can re-open at a financially viable capacity. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stage Tube


Sales of Books In UK Hit Record In 2019. This Year? Not So Much

The growth in nonfiction stands in contrast to fiction. Despite the publication of highly anticipated novels such as Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, sales fell to £582m in 2019, down 5.6% when compared with 2015. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Words, Margaret Atwood, 07.21.20


VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Speaks to the Challenges of Socially-Distanced Theatre

As BroadwayWorld reported last week,Culture secretary Oliver Dowden recently announced on Twitter that UK theatres and music halls will be allowed to reopen on August 1, with socially distanced audiences. Andrew Lloyd Webber however, is questioning how the socially-distanced theatre model can be financially sound. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BroadwayWorld, Stage Tube, Oliver Dowden


UK Theatres And Other Cultural Venues Plead For Better Guidelines, More Money

Opening with socially distanced audiences on August 1st? Not likely, say theatres. “For most theatres it will not be economically viable to reopen with 30%-40% audience required under social distancing. … We now need to progress as quickly as possible to an announcement on the all-important stage five. Without this, most theatres cannot reopen viably.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, 07.17.20


How We Moved An Entire Dance Festival Online

Cameron Ball, Festival Manager of the UK’s U.Dance National Youth Dance Festival: “The energy of sharing a studio space and the buzz of a live audience is hard to imitate, so inevitable compromises have to be made when access is via video conference or social media stream. But this jolt into a new format has some benefits and has revealed some ways to work technology into future events, which will be retained once the industry rebuilds.” – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, UK, Dance, 07.13.20


UK Government Allows Indoor Theatres to Re-Open August 1

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has announced on Twitter that U.K. theatres and music halls will be allowed to reopen on August 1, with socially distanced audiences. [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Stephi Wild, Oliver Dowden


Bouncing back: European dance is kick-started with huge state support

Dancers are taking tentative steps back to work, giving socially distanced performances outdoors in Germany, France and the Czech RepublicTamas Detrich, director of Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet, had been planning two big programmes of modern ballet for the summer season when the coronavirus crisis hit. “We were on tour, and had to return to Stuttgart,” he remembers. “Then one of our company tested positive. We shut down the whole ballet and went into quarantine. During those first two weeks, we st...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Theatre, World news, Dance, Culture, Stage, Ballet, Stuttgart, Germany France, Stuttgart Ballet, Detrich, RepublicTamas Detrich


VIDEO: Stream the National Theatre's AMADEUS Beginning Today

National Theatre concludes its National Theatre at Home program, with Amadeus, streaming tonight at 7pm UK time, 2pm EST. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, National Theatre, BWW News Desk


Wake Up With BWW 7/16: UK Drive-In Production of SIX Cancelled, and More!

Today's top stories the drive-in production of Six, set to be presented in the UK, has been cancelled. [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Stephi Wild


A Comparison Of What Governments Around The World Are Doing To Help Rescue Culture

Stimulus packages for the arts and culture range from the £1.57bn package announced by the UK this week to smaller packages in countries such as Zimbabwe, Estonia and Costa Rica. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, 07.15.20, Zimbabwe Estonia


Offer To Buy Old Vic Theatre Rejected

Asked about reports that ATG had attempted to acquire the theatre, a statement sent to The Stage from the Old Vic said ATG – which owns 32 venues in the UK – “did approach the Old Vic some weeks ago, but this offer was declined immediately and definitively”. – The Stage
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, Vic, ATG, 07.14.20


Due to Lockdown Concerns, the UK Drive-In Tour of SIX has Been Cancelled

Live Nation Entertainment' this afternoon announced that their Live From The Drive-In concert series that was to feature 'SIX', will no longer proceed as planned. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, BWW News Desk


Andrew Lloyd Webber Sends Cease-and-Desist to Trump Campaign For Using 'Memory' at Rallies

According to Page Six, Andrew Lloyd Webber is officially taking legal action against Donald Trump. As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Cats veteran Betty Buckley called on Webber to send a cease-and-desist notice to the Trump campaign, as the song 'Memory' from Cats continues to be played at his rallies. Now action has officially been taken by Webber's Really Useful Group in the UK. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Donald Trump, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trump, Webber, Betty Buckley, BWW News Desk, Trump Campaign For Using Memory at Rallies



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