Thom Dibdin (@ThomDibdin)

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Edinburgh-based freelance arts journalist & theatre critic Scotland correspondent @TheStage Owner/Editor @AllEdinTheatre Commissions undertaken with relish.

https://www.AllEdinburghTheatre.com

Edinburgh

2010-02-23 12:12:51

Hurrah! Hugely anticipating being able to see this...

Oh gosh! Our first runthrough has begun!!!

We can barely contain our excitement!

#DopplerShow

Oh gosh! Our first runthrough has begun!!! We can barely contain our excitement!  #DopplerShow

Solid news for  @The Lyceum,  @Traverse Theatre  @Dance Base Scotland and  @Scottish Storytelling Centre - and great news for Edinburgh freelancers of all stripes who work in theatre and the performing arts. Looking forward to some great projects coming out of this...

NEWS: Four Edinburgh venues will share £1,719,200 from the @CreativeScots Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund to help them stave off insolvency, secure staff jobs and provide opportunities for freelancers.

Here's what the venues say:

NEWS: Four Edinburgh venues will share £1,719,200 from the  @Creative Scotland Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund to help them stave off insolvency, secure staff jobs and provide opportunities for freelancers. Here's what the venues say: http://www.alledinburghtheatre.com/edinburgh-venues-to-get-1-7m-in-covid-relief-funds-news/

210 and counting!!!!!!

In all the excitement of reading new #FringeofColourResponses to work at the festival, we missed that we've passed 200 subscribers in 6 days! Excited to think about where we'll be after 31 days... TYSM to all who've bought a pass - only today & tomorrow left of Week 1!

In all the excitement of reading new  #FringeofColourResponses to work at the festival, we missed that we've passed 200 subscribers in 6 days! Excited to think about where we'll be after 31 days... TYSM to all who've bought a pass - only today & tomorrow left of Week 1!

This is great news. This commitment to employing/working with freelancers and creating new posts for freelancers to take up is vital to the future of theatre in Scotland.

The first £7.5 million of the Scottish government's £12.5 million Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund has been allocated to 20 venues in receipt of @CreativeScots regular funding

The first £7.5 million of the Scottish government's £12.5 million Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund has been allocated to 20 venues in receipt of  @Creative Scotland regular funding https://bit.ly/30wh0UX

It looks like Scotland's got its shit together. Also, note the funding is aimed at helping "increase commissioning and employment opportunities for freelance artists and creative practitioners".

The first £7.5 million of the Scottish government's £12.5 million Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund has been allocated to 20 venues in receipt of @CreativeScots regular funding

The first £7.5 million of the Scottish government's £12.5 million Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund has been allocated to 20 venues in receipt of  @Creative Scotland regular funding https://bit.ly/30wh0UX

Many thanks to Fiona Gibson for taking the time to chat. Seriously don't like the idea of the King's not getting refurbished.... But MOST intrigued about the possibility of a mini panto-type thing in the Spring...

NEWS: Threat to King's Refurb
CEO Fiona Gibson tells Æ that @captheatres faces double jeopardy over Kings refurb money, but holds out possibility of mini panto in  Spring

Story here:

NEWS: Threat to King's Refurb CEO Fiona Gibson tells Æ that  @Capital Theatres, Edinburgh faces double jeopardy over Kings refurb money, but holds out possibility of mini panto in Spring Story here: http://www.alledinburghtheatre.com/threat-to-kings-refurbishment-news/

I’m live tweeting  @Theatre Directors Scotland’s chat about  #EdFringe today. Follow the TDS account for updates & gifs aplenty.

Roll up, roll up, our #TDSThursday chat is about to begin!

Roll up, roll up, our  #TDSThursday chat is about to begin!

Coming up: the most extraordinary thread I’ve ever written. On how we blew over £150m and Andrew Mills (a Government adviser) seems to have made a fortune. But let’s start with introductions. THREAD /1

The great theater critic and playwright Eric Bentley has died at the age of 103. Last year I was glad to have the opportunity to tell him how much his work has meant to me. "The Theatres of Wagner and Ibsen" is a classic essay. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/theater/eric-bentley-dead.html

What is white privilege? 

We asked @JohnAmaechi, psychologist, best-selling author and former NBA basketball player to explain it for us.

👉

What is white privilege? We asked  @John Amaechi OBE, psychologist, best-selling author and former NBA basketball player to explain it for us. 👉 http://bbc.in/3gyhMGH

IMPORTant Pls RT. The Scottish Gov have £97 mill to support the arts, culture, & heritage industries to deal with the impact of coronavirus. So how should they distribute it? Join the ZOOM debate 11th Aug 6:00pm: register here, free limited spaces.

IMPORTant Pls RT. The Scottish Gov have £97 mill to support the arts, culture, & heritage industries to deal with the impact of coronavirus. So how should they distribute it? Join the ZOOM debate 11th Aug 6:00pm: register here, free limited spaces. https://tinyurl.com/y69tjkq3

NEWS: Threat to King's Refurb
CEO Fiona Gibson tells Æ that @captheatres faces double jeopardy over Kings refurb money, but holds out possibility of mini panto in  Spring

Story here:

NEWS: Threat to King's Refurb CEO Fiona Gibson tells Æ that  @Capital Theatres, Edinburgh faces double jeopardy over Kings refurb money, but holds out possibility of mini panto in Spring Story here: http://www.alledinburghtheatre.com/threat-to-kings-refurbishment-news/

 #TheWeekInTory is a monster today because they’ve been, well, even busier than usual, the scamps 1. The dictionary definition of Honour is, “the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right”. Keep that in mind as we tackle the Honours system

Hey guys! Long shot, but if you happened to buy this pencil case from us this week please get in touch!

There might be an item of huge sentimental value to a customer inside.

#edinburgh #LostAndFound

Hey guys! Long shot, but if you happened to buy this pencil case from us this week please get in touch! There might be an item of huge sentimental value to a customer inside.  #edinburgh  #LostAndFound

Very interesting event planned here by  @EGTG. Big call out to everyone involved in amateur and community theatre in Edinburgh....

NEWS: New Festival of Theatre proposed for 2021.

@TheGrads are inviting all Edinburgh's amateur and community theatre companies to a Zoom planning meeting.

News, dates & details:

NEWS: New Festival of Theatre proposed for 2021.  @EGTG are inviting all Edinburgh's amateur and community theatre companies to a Zoom planning meeting. News, dates & details: http://www.alledinburghtheatre.com/fest-of-theatre-for-2021-amateur-community-news/

 @Thom Dibdin When we cancelled Gang Show earlier this year there was a hope the Panto could still happen. So sad for all my King's panto pals. Awful times for theatre industry.

Dreadful news. But sadly not unexpected. I suppose we were all hoping it might be saved, but it was not to be.

NEWS: @captheatres announce that King's Panto for 2020, Sleeping Beauty, postponed until 2021.

NEWS:  @Capital Theatres, Edinburgh announce that King's Panto for 2020, Sleeping Beauty, postponed until 2021. http://www.alledinburghtheatre.com/edinburgh-kings-panto-cancelled-2020-news/

The family of John Hume ask that people light a candle for peace from 9pm tonight as he makes his last journey to Derry ahead of his funeral.  #JohnsLight

The family of John Hume ask that people light a candle for peace from 9pm tonight as he makes his last journey to Derry ahead of his funeral.  #JohnsLight

We are working with  @Independent Arts Projects to host a conversation between Edinburgh venues and freelancers on 11th August at 11.30am online. 30 places to Edinburgh-based independents working in theatre and dance. Find out more in our newsletter https://mailchi.mp/bc5af8249536/epad-autumn-events-save-the-dates-2836722

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