Is it possible to maintain a quality family life and a career in theatre?

Started by entsust.com in :the cafe Jan 15. 0 Replies

UK Theatre has launched a survey in association with the Family & Childcare Trust to discover the impacts of working in theatre on family life. With the results to be announced at UK Theatre's…Continue

Tags: career, theatre, family

Scenic construction people. Are you just too modest?

Started by Tim Atkinson in :the bar Jul 23, 2014. 0 Replies

We try to cover as much relevant…Continue

Tags: scenic construction

Can SOLT morally reject a request for the London living wage?

Started by entsust.com in :the bar Jul 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Backstage and front-of-house…Continue

Tags: social, economic, living wage, SOLT, BECTU

F1 - My Guilty Secret?

Started by Tim Atkinson in :the bar. Last reply by Tim Atkinson Apr 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Somebody who knows me well asked me…Continue

Tags: sustainability, f1

:unique visitors

HTML Counter
Tim Atkinson
  • Male
  • Chatham, Kent
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook
Share Tweet

Tim Atkinson's Friends

  • SIPA
  • Julie Beechey
  • Tim Mackrill
  • Scenery Salvage
  • David Warwick
  • Alison Armstrong
  • Media Greenhouse
  • Nicolas Shaw
  • Hugo Keating
  • Samantha Shoffner
  • Angela Ball
  • Suzanne Wynne
  • Rebecca Storey
  • Terry O'Dwyer
  • Hayley Chester

Tim Atkinson's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • :view all

Tim Atkinson's Discussions

Scenic construction people. Are you just too modest?

Started Jul 23, 2014 0 Replies

We try to cover as much relevant…Continue

Tags: scenic construction

F1 - My Guilty Secret?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Atkinson Apr 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Somebody who knows me well asked me…Continue

Tags: sustainability, f1

Crew wages - how does £240k sound?

Started Dec 30, 2013 0 Replies

As we've just commented, the …Continue

Tags: social, economic


Tim Atkinson's Page

Our :entsust prezi

:profile information

Job Title
Technical Director & Site Admin
Brief biog - tell us a bit about yourself...
With over fifteen years in the entertainment industry, both in a practical and project management capacity, and recently having founded a freelance partnership, :entertaining sustainability, the opportunity to carry out environmental audit work is one that I relish, and a natural development of recent work.

Having graduated with a degree in Lighting Design from Rose Bruford College in 1997, I immediately entered the entertainment world in London, working on projects such as the musicals Tommy, Rent and Grease in the West End. A stint at the Millennium Dome followed, working on technical, lighting and pyrotechnic crews for both the opening ceremony on Millennium Eve, and the Mark Fisher-designed central show, Ovo.

In the Summer of 2000 I took up a resident position at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre in the technical department, with responsibility for both building and performance systems. In 2008, following the launch of the Mayor of London’s Green Theatre Programme, and experiencing a lack of a available professional sustainability advice for the entertainment industry, I chose to train as an energy assessor, with the intention to specialise in theatre and performing arts environments.

In 2010, I joined The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres in the United Kingdom to deliver their Ecovenue project – a unique three-year European Regional Development Fund-backed initiative to improve the sustainability of 48 small- to medium-sized London theatres. The project looked at all aspects of sustainability; delivering environmental policies and action plans, Display Energy Certificates and Advisory Reports for their buildings and co-ordinating seminars to ensure beneficiaries were up to speed with current thinking. A small social network was also created to facilitate the sharing of practical experience between beneficiaries. The delivery phase of the project ended on September 30 2012, with project activity ceasing on December 31 2012.

Building on the experiences and contacts of a career in entertainment, the professional arts management sector and a passion for proving that sustainability need not be difficult, in November 2012 myself and my partner (also with many years’ entertainment industry experience) founded Entertaining Sustainability – a consultancy designed specifically to provide sustainability advice to the arts and entertainment industries. This partnership also launched entertainingsustainability.com - a successor to the Ecovenue site to allow the free flow of sustainability thinking in the entertainment industry – from boilers to spotlights to wardrobe and wigs.

Tim Atkinson's Blog

Too many stable doors...

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 23:00 0 Comments

The difference between weather and climate is a very important one - weather is what's happening outside, and climate is the collection of weather data over a period of time indicating likely trends in that weather.

You can't therefore attribute any one weather event to 'climate change', but you can start to look at the trends that…


LED bulb costs - buyer beware!

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 14:30 0 Comments

It's extremely unlikely that you'll be buying your building's light bulbs from Heal's (or at least I'd like to think it is!), which is probably just as well. A look through their online lighting department shows some truly eye-watering pricing on some otherwise good products. 

I'm a huge fan of the Philips Master LEDbulb (right) - the company won the USA's '…


Don't let the means become the end...

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 12:00 0 Comments

My goodness me - we do talk about things a lot, and we're very good at it. Talking is sociable, feel-good and can be exciting. It can be a great motivator, but there is an awful lot of self-security in just chatting about stuff.

Improving the resilience of an organisation to external factors, such as energy prices, the weather, financial crises - or any outside influence - takes more than just words; it takes a fair bit of…


Pick a colour temperature, any colour temperature....

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:00 2 Comments

As each week goes by, more lamps and fittings of various flavours join the market - LED, compact fluorescent, metal halide, tungsten-halogen, incandescent - all sources with different properties.

The most noticeable, though (one would have thought) is the colour temperature. Colour temperature refers to a measure of how warm or cool a light source appears to us (if you're really interested,…


Tim Atkinson's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • :view all

:comment wall

You need to be a member of :entsust.com to add comments!

Join :entsust.com

  • No comments yet!

© 2015   Created by entsust.com.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service