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Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Sound professionals report £2m income loss by Giverny Masso

Workers in the UK theatre sound industry have collectively lost nearly £2 million in income as a result of the coronavirus, according

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Coronavirus: NHS and care-workers offered £500 worth of free arts courses by Giverny Masso

Every NHS and care-home worker is being offered £500 worth of free arts courses by City Academy to thank them for their

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Self-employed to be paid 80% of average monthly profit by government by Giverny Masso

Self-employed people working across theatre and the creative industries will be able to apply for 80% of their average monthly profit up

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Coronavirus: Coventry City of Culture Trust donates £60,000 to hardship fund by Giverny Masso

Coventry City of Culture Trust has invested £60,000 into a fund to support individuals and organisations in the arts who are facing

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: David Greig play to premiere on BBC Radio 3 as part of Culture in Quarantine programme by Giverny Masso

A new play by David Greig that was due to open at Pitlochry Festival Theatre will now premiere on BBC Radio 3,

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Trust running Halifax’s Square Chapel Arts Centre goes into administration by Giverny Masso

The trust that runs Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax has gone into administration due to a “funding shortfall” in the current

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Actors set up Quarantine FM radio station by Giverny Masso

Two actors have set up a new online radio station called Quarantine FM, which aims to entertain people who are confined to

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Coronavirus: BECTU urges theatres to take advantage of government offer to pay 80% of employee wages by Giverny Masso

BECTU is urging theatres across the UK to take advantage of the government’s offer to pay employees up to 80% of their

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Royal Opera House ends association with Liam Scarlett by Giverny Masso

The Royal Opera House has confirmed that choreographer Liam Scarlett’s position with the organisation has ended. The announcement coincides with the conclusion

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Coronavirus: Research reveals musicians have lost £13.9 million in earnings as hardship fund launched by Giverny Masso

Musicians across the UK have so far lost an estimated £13.9 million in earnings due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic,

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Coronavirus: Producer to highlight 2020 drama school graduates on website by Giverny Masso

A producer is creating a platform on her website to put a spotlight on final-year drama school students who will be unable

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Theatres Trust advises theatres to delay non-urgent capital works to prioritise business survival by Giverny Masso

The Theatres Trust is advising venues to delay non-urgent capital works in order to prioritise the survival of their businesses. Director of

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Coronavirus: More than 500 actors sign petition urging Spotlight to suspend fees by Giverny Masso

More than 500 actors have signed a petition urging Spotlight temporarily to suspend its membership fees during the coronavirus pandemic. Membership of

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Coronavirus: Nottingham theatre launches Creative Quarantine newsletter by Giverny Masso

A theatre in Nottingham that has been forced to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic is launching a Creative Quarantine daily newsletter

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Coronavirus: Philip Pullman and Stephen Fry among signatories of letter calling for income protection fund for freelances by Giverny Masso

Philip Pullman and Stephen Fry are among the signatories of an open letter calling on the government to introduce a temporary income

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Danny Mac and Jodie Prenger to perform in online event to raise money for artists by Giverny Masso

Danny Mac and Jodie Prenger are among those who will be performing in an online event to raise money for people in

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BBC opens applications to Writers’ Academy to non-professionals for first time by Giverny Masso

The BBC is opening up applications to its Writers’ Academy to entrants with no professional credits or representation for the first time.

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Coronavirus: Michael Morpurgo issues plea to save Cirencester’s Barn Theatre from closure by Giverny Masso

Author Michael Morpurgo has issued a plea to the public to help save the Barn Theatre in Cirencester, warning the venue may

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: 70% of freelance workers worried they won’t be able to pay bills – BECTU survey by Giverny Masso

More than 70% of freelance workers in the creative industries surveyed by union BECTU are worried they will not be able to

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Coronavirus: Coventry City of Culture refocuses resources to support those in need by Giverny Masso

Coventry City of Culture has said it is refocusing its resources to support those working in the creative sector “during this difficult

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Coronavirus: House of Lords committee warns many venues face ‘existential threat’ in letter to government by Giverny Masso

Conservative peer Stephen Gilbert has written to the government asking how it plans to protect the creative industries amid the ongoing heath

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Coronavirus: Industry fights back with series of initiatives to support artists through loss of income by Giverny Masso

Theatre companies are announcing initiatives to support artists as they begin to fight back against the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Government announces further measures to support theatres following closures by Giverny Masso

The government has announced additional emergency measures to support the survival of theatres following the closure of venues across the country yesterday.

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Choreographer Chase Brock: ‘I’ve seen the unbelievable kindness and generosity of dancers’ by Giverny Masso

Choreographer Chase Brock is making his London debut with the UK transfer of sci-fi musical Be More Chill, which is running at

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Coronavirus: Leading theatre lawyer warns unclear government advice could see insurers avoiding pay outs by Giverny Masso

A leading theatre lawyer has warned that a lack of clarity in the government advice for theatres to close may give insurers

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Coronavirus: Theatre Cafe to host live-streamed paid concerts to support performers by Giverny Masso

The Theatre Cafe and Lambert Jackson Productions have announced a festival of live-streamed concerts to keep actors working during theatre closures. Leave

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Royal Court closes with immediate effect as it pledges to “do all it can” to support sector through crisis by Giverny Masso

The Royal Court Theatre has halted all performances and rehearsals with immediate effect – as it pledges to “do all it can”

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Coronavirus: West End theatres offer free ticket exchanges to customers who are self-isolating by Giverny Masso

Ticket holders who are unable to attend a West End show due to feeling ill, choosing to self-isolate or facing travel restrictions

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Coronavirus: Chancellor urged to increase support for ‘vulnerable’ freelance workers by Giverny Masso

BECTU’s parent union Prospect has written to the government calling for more support for freelance workers, who it says are in a

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Harriet Thorpe, Ashley Zhangazha and Wendi Peters among winners of Golden Bucket Awards 2020 by Giverny Masso

Performers Harriet Thorpe, Ashley Zhangazha and Wendi Peters are among the winners of the Golden Bucket Awards 2020. The awards are run

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Mayor of Newham strongly denies ‘fake news’ that Stratford Circus Arts Centre is at risk of closure by Giverny Masso

The mayor of Newham has strongly denied claims that Stratford Circus Arts Centre is at risk of closure, accusing the charity running

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