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Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • 26 Sep

    Greening your theatre audience

    By , our Content Gal

    Looking for ways to make your theatre audience be more sustainable? Here are a couple of tips you may wish to try and encourage a greener front of house and audience!
     
    Encourage walking, public transport and carpooling
    Often there simply isn’t enough nearby parking for a show- or if there is, it’s expensive, not to mention not exactly environmentally friendly. So why not tackle the issue of a lack of parking by encouraging a greener… Read more

    Published September 26, 2013 | Categories: Fun Stuff, Go Green

  • 19 Sep

    Meet Gary: Lifting the lid on Twins FX

    By , our Content Gal

    Working as Creative Director and Director of Operations are twin brothers Gary and Paul from Twins FX. These clever fellows run a highly successful theatrical visual effects, illusions and animatronics’ company in the UK. They have a team known for making “the impossible, possible”, a feat they achieve on a regular basis, especially for the highly regarded and loved British Pantomime scene.
    Such dedication to the creative and to bringing amazing props, scenes and visual… Read more

    Published September 19, 2013 | Categories: Featured Artists, Fun Stuff

  • 16 Sep

    Dr Who Props: Egg Whisk or Tardis Generator?

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    Daleks, improvised props, wobbly sets, rubbery faced aliens; it’s all part of the old-time Dr Who that so many of us know and love.  Although the new series has done a great job of keeping some of that extra-terrestrial kitsch while updating the production values substantially, I think any prop or costume maker, scenic painter or make-up artist worth their salt would probably kill to work on either the new or the old.  Dr Who… Read more

    Published September 16, 2013 | Categories: Fun Stuff

  • 12 Sep

    Making sustainable theatre in the UK

    By , our Content Gal

    WSD 2013 certainly has got us all fired up about sustainable theatre, especially in the UK. With a mix of snuffling out a few treats on the streets as we’ve travelled through to good old Google curiosity, we’ve compiled some great ways to make sustainable theatre in the UK.
     
    Education
    Greening up our Houses is a great book for learning how you can make your theatre practice greener. This handy and timely book is great… Read more

    Published September 12, 2013 | Categories: Education and Training, Events, Go Green, Industry Issues

  • 12 Sep

    Simple tips to make your backstage green!

    By , our Content Gal

    Go paperless and enjoy the backstage green happiness! Source: Hub Spot

    In celebration of the focus on sustainability in stage design and the arts at World Stage Design 2013, we’ve put together a bunch of super simply tips to help you make your backstage green.
    In no particular order, here are our top 5 tips for encouraging a backstage green vibe:
    Reusable coffee cups
    There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee to wake you up ready for another day backstage. But did you know that… Read more

    Published September 12, 2013 | Categories: Fun Stuff, Go Green