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ABTT Online Seminars

Although the 42nd ABTT Theatre Show had to be postponed, the ABTT will be running the following seminars across the two days - 10th - 11th June 2020 - to celebrate when the show would have been held, allowing some much needed conversations to take place.

10th June

ALD: ‘A Spotlight on Better Conditions for the Lighting Industry’ and ‘The Future of Lighting’ 10.00 - 11.30

Johanna Town, (ALD) will be joined by Industry Representatives in discussing the need for clearer contracts and letters of engagement for all freelance lighting staff. and the best ways of using LED lighting and how in light of the EU regulations taking effect.

Technical Training in a New World? 12.00 - 13.30

Join TEC Chairman Sebastian Barnes, Mig Burgess (GSA), Jo Franklin (GSA), Roz Madison (RCS) and Rachel Nicholson (Backstage Academy) in exploring the next steps for Education and how to move forward in a post-COVID world.

Hair, Make-Up and Costume in the Performing Arts 14.00 - 15.30

Join Anette Ollerearnshaw, Catherine Kodicek, Julia Townend, Neill Gorton and Spob O’Brien in discussing the effects of COVID-19 on our Industry.

Mental Health In These Times: UK Technical Backstage Entertainment Industry 16.00 – 17.30

Join Lighting Designer and GSA Tutor, Mig Burgess, Research Director in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey, Dr Paul Hanna and Mental Health and Well-being Facilitator, Alison Surtees as they discuss the findings of the first evaluation on mental health awareness specifically within the UK technical backstage entertainment industry.

CAD For Performance and Vectorworks 19.00 – 20.30

Join David Ripley, AutoCAD expert, as he reviews AutoCAD and some of the tools within it of particular use to those putting on productions. Plus Tom White discussing how to create 2D plans from detailed 3D models.

11th June

Theatre: Then and Now

Presentational Format with Q&A 10.00 - 11.30

This presentational seminar includes: Sam Walters “In the age of technology, is live theatre yesterday’s art form?” Barbara Day “Theatre that is always at a beginning”, Peter Tate “To carry on or not to carry on..?” and Video Interviews with Richard Pilbrow and Sir Alan Ayckbourn.

Challenging the Status Quo in Sound 12.00 - 13.30

Join Dominic Bilkey, head of sound and video at the NT, Zoe Milton, freelance sound engineer and administrator from the ASD and other Industry experts discussing how to ensure creative thinkers will be enabled in a post pandemic world.

Sustainability: Is it Time for a System Change? 14.00 - 15.30

Join Tom Harper, MD of Unusual Rigging and SiPA, (The Sustainability in Production Alliance) and our fantastic panel of Industry Experts in discussing how we could sustain the Creative Industry Post Covid-19.

Raising The Curtain: Working Safe and Healthy Post Covid 19 16.00 – 17.30

Join Phill Brown from SOLT UK Theatre as he discusses Health and Safety planning for COVID-19, with a panel of Industry Experts. Together they will be investigating the way forward for our Industry after the current pandemic, possible strategies for reopening and the precautions that must be in place for this to happen.

Mental Health and Well-Being Workshop 19.00 - 20.30

Join Alison Surtees, Mental Health First Aide Instructor in this open session for anyone wanting to go through some useful health and well-being techniques and talk about how to best look after themselves.

Click here for full details and booking information.

5th June 2020

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