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Crew wages - how does £240k sound?

Started by Tim Atkinson in :the bar Dec 30, 2013. 0 Replies

As we've just commented, the …Continue

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Does being 'sustainable' cost too much time and money?

Started by entsust in :the cafe Dec 14, 2013. 0 Replies

While the thinking is that being more 'sustainable' as a business should lower your costs, does it just cost too much to begin with - in both time and money?By the time that you've invested in all…Continue

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US Community Theatre Lands ETC ION Control System

Wealthy Theatre is a community-owned not-for-profit venue located in Grand Rapids - a city in the southwest part of the northern US state of Michigan. With an ambition to be effectively 'off grid' for stage lighting, their efforts were recently recognised by one of the world's largest…


Added by entsust on January 7, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

Arts Council England & Julie's Bicycle release first year environmental reporting results

In 2012, the sustainability-in-the-arts debate in England received a huge shove to the front of the agenda when the nation’s largest state funding body, Arts Council England (ACE), announced a world first - that sustainability…


Added by entsust on December 17, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Guest Post - Tyneside Cinema Goes Green

It can sometimes feel like our environment is soon going to give us an ultimatum: change your ways or it’s all over. In response, nations and businesses alike (at least a few of them) are adapting their environmental policies to help reduce the ecological impact they have on our…


Added by entsust on December 9, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

LED bulb costs - buyer beware!

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 '…


Added by Tim Atkinson on November 15, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

LuxLive - innovation imminent...

It seems it's the time of year for trade shows in the lighting industry. Mere weeks have passed since PLASA London finished at ExCeL, and in a few…


Added by entsust on October 28, 2013 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Q&A with Scenery Salvage's Martin Kern

Set and scenery can be some of the hardest  elements to dispose of responsibly at the end of an event or production. Scenery Salvage have been making a name for themselves, recycling them for film, tv and theatre shows. At…


Added by entsust on October 17, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

PLASA London highlights - and another two 'good things'!

So, having just about recovered from PLASA London, we thought we ought to give you a quick rundown of the bits and pieces that caught our eye at the world’s largest live entertainment technology trade show. We can’t help but start by talking about the…


Added by entsust on October 14, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

Bedlam at Technical Theatre Awards!

We were very proud to be able to both sponsor and present the inaugural Technical Theatre Award for Venue Sustainability at a ceremony held at PLASA London on Tuesday evening. Although the TTAs are only in their first year, the support for them was huge - with Tony and Olivier…


Added by entsust on October 11, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Freezing energy prices doesn't get to the core of the issue

Ed Miliband is standing firmly by his proposal to freeze energy prices for 20 months, should Labour win the 2015 general election. The announcement has prompted a whirlwind of comment from all sides, ranging from the prospect of blatant pre-election price-fixing to the threat of rolling blackouts, similar to those seen in the western United States in 2000 following…


Added by entsust on September 26, 2013 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

BAFTA launches Media Greenhouse

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, better known as BAFTA, has joined forces with a number of film and television media organisations to launch Media Greenhouse. The online portal aims to provide resources to the…


Added by entsust on September 24, 2013 at 0:00 — No Comments

Theatres Trust releases Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013

The awe-inspiring Brighton Hippodrome (above), a magnificent Grade II* listed variety/circus theatre, and the Grade II listed Swansea Palace, top the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 which was launched at the Coronet, Elephant and Castle in London on…


Added by entsust on September 23, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Beat the boiler blues...

We post something like this every year, and it's that time again - boiler-checking time! Not the most thrilling aspect to a life in entertainment, but there you are. The nights are drawing in, slowly but surely, and it won't be long before temperatures are dropping, too.…


Added by entsust on September 16, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

Church panels please planners

Dealing with listed buildings, or those in a conservation area can be tricky when it comes to installing technology for renewables. Depending on the nature of the listing, adding systems such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can be all but impossible, as by their nature, the…


Added by entsust on September 10, 2013 at 0:51 — No Comments

And the award goes to....you?

We're on the hunt for a performance venue that deserves a sustainability award. Why? Well, this year sees the inaugural Technical Theatre Awards - awards for those backstage that are going above and beyond the call of duty.

Major industry names have…


Added by entsust on September 3, 2013 at 0:00 — No Comments

Nottingham Playhouse moves forward with £1m boost to sustainability aspirations

Nottingham Playhouse has received the beginnings of an amazing 50th birthday present in the form of £996,000 of funding from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme. The funding will be used specifically to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the Grade II*…


Added by entsust on August 27, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Another 'good thing' - the Bristol Paint Aqua-Service!

Since we've only just launched this feature (read the first one on Goodlight's LED 2D retrofit…


Added by entsust on August 20, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Special Report - Green My Production

Yesterday saw the convening by Julie’s Bicycle and their entertainment lighting industry partner White Light of the ‘Green My Production’ conference at White Light’s HQ in Wimbledon, south London.

It was standing room only at the event in the…


Added by Tim Atkinson on March 28, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

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