Photos: UK venues go red to highlight arts community crisis
Red lights shone out from across the UK
UK venues united under one colour last night to highlight the plight of the theatre community.
It was revealed earlier this month that the government's support package would not be delivering funds to venues until the end of September at the earliest, while panto season remains an impossibility for most theatres.
The We Make Events initiative is particularly emphasising the lack of direct aid for freelancers, who do not have the same protections given to salaried workers as the pandemic continues.
Over three thousand technicians stood on the side of the Thames, casting their lights in red to create an enchanting, memorable image.
At 9pm tonight the front of Buxton Opera House will once again be bathed in red as part of a national campaign to highlight the plight of live events. If you're passing, share a picture of our beautiful theatre with the hash tag #lightitinred pic.twitter.com/vSGo0BXCbc— Buxton Opera House (@BuxtonOpHouse) August 11, 2020
Our building was lit up red last night to highlight the ongoing impact of the pandemic on our brilliant industry. @LightItInRed#LightItInRed #WeMakeEvents— Theatr Clwyd (@ClwydTweets) August 12, 2020
Photos by the brilliant @Olympus201 pic.twitter.com/i3ZXcOYXYK
Our sector urgently needs help to survive the COVID-19 crisis.— Shakespeare's Globe (@The_Globe) August 11, 2020
Tonight we stood in solidarity with our fellow organisations across the UK and joined the call for much needed Government support.#WeMakeEvents #LightItInRed pic.twitter.com/EFV3YVgu8P
Tonight we light up our building red in support of the freelancers, suppliers and numerous professionals who are vital to the live events industry.— Colston Hall (@Colston_Hall) August 11, 2020
Clarity and support for the thousands employed in the sector is still needed.#WeMakeEvents #LightItInRed pic.twitter.com/ruVrhQLWau
This evening we stand in solidarity with our friends and venues to highlight the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the entertainment & arts industries. #LightItInRed #WeMakeEvents pic.twitter.com/Hp8UTRyf5r— Curve (@CurveLeicester) August 11, 2020
The live event industry in Cardiff and across the country stand in solidarity, turning red to highlight the challenges the events industry face at this difficult time.#weMakeEvents pic.twitter.com/5ichqOw06D— It's On Cardiff (@itsoncardiff) August 11, 2020
Our events rely on countless suppliers, manufacturers and freelancers and we will all need to work together to make the shows of the future.— Royal Albert Hall (@RoyalAlbertHall) August 11, 2020
Many livelihoods across the industry are now at stake and that's why we are supporting #WeMakeEvents and #LightItInRed today. pic.twitter.com/iVrjmR2bQw
Proud to be taking part in #LightItInRed #WeMakeEvents again tonight - highlighting the plight of the live events sector during COVID-19. Find out more here: https://t.co/C0rFjsJGY9 pic.twitter.com/rdny9wvy6q— The Lowry (@The_Lowry) August 11, 2020
We're joining theatres and event venues across the UK tonight to highlight the ongoing impact of the pandemic on our brilliant industry. #LightItInRed #WeMakeEvents #IGetKnockedDownButIGetUpAgain pic.twitter.com/YkBS1TBjeA— Leeds Playhouse (@LeedsPlayhouse) August 11, 2020