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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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All Blog Posts Tagged 'energy' (9)

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

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

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

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

Mumford and Sons and then home......

So, as Glastonbury finishes and everyone packs up, how much will they leave behind? The festival scene has exploded in recent years. If you are interested in something, there will be a festival to cater for you. There are food festivals, literature festivals, children's festivals and every kind of music festival.

Setting up in the middle of nowhere means all kinds of issues ensue; where do you get your power from, how do…


Added by Ruth Atkinson on July 2, 2013 at 0:30 — 1 Comment

Glyndebourne announces promising first-year figures for its wind turbine

Glyndebourne, the opera house based in the south of England, has announced that their 15 month old wind turbine managed to provide the equivalent of 89% of their electrical energy needs in the year to 31st January 2013. The 1,200 seat producing house had hoped that the 67 metre turbine would produce 90% of electrical…


Added by Tim Atkinson on March 17, 2013 at 0:00 — No Comments

As the Nights Draw Out....

As I stood in our kitchen washing up another day's collection of tea and coffee cups, along with plates which had held the day's sneaky slice of cake I looked out of the window. My normal meandering thoughts of what might be for tea, had I done enough work for the day, and should I put the washing machine on; were interrupted when I realised it was 4.30pm and it was still light. So light in fact that I hadn't turned on any lights in my abysmally dark kitchen. This…


Added by Ruth Atkinson on February 20, 2013 at 0:30 — No Comments

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