Tag Archives: Theatre and Live Events sector

Arts, entertainment and recreation 18.8% below its pre-covid levels

The ONS monthly estimate for July shows that the UKs Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by only 0.1% in July and is still 2.1% below its pre-pandemic level. Most of the growth was in production output (up 1.2%) while construction … Continue reading

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Covid – mass participation events “can be conducted safely”

The Stage is reporting [£] that the government’s Covid pilot programme data has allowed the government to claim that mass participation events “can be conducted safely”, with case numbers from four months of crowds remaining in line with, or below, … Continue reading

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Plaza guide warns of ‘skills fade’ in safety-critical live events roles

The National Rigging Advisory Group has published a briefing on the dangers of ‘skills fade’ [pdf] as people return to work in theatre and live events – many of whom have been off the tools for nearly 18 months. “Prolonged … Continue reading

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HMG – ‘reinsurer’ of last resort’ for live events industry

The FT is reporting [£] the long-awaited £750m insurance package for live events. Live events have been particularly badly hit because of the fear of lockdowns blighting almost any plans that are made. The industry response is broadly (and understandably) … Continue reading

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Study on the rights of Stage Directors of Theatrical Productions

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has recently published this report. WIPO – Study on the rights of Stage Directors of Theatrical Productions [pdf]. This can be found, in context, here. Browsing around, I also found this article on “Theatre, … Continue reading

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