SPECIAL EPISODE: LOCKDOWN 3.0 WITH ANDREW THOMAS
This episode, Paul Fadden of Ticketsolve is joined by Andrew Thomas a South Wales-based ticketing industry consultant and Director of the Ticketing Professionals Conference. In a career spanning just under than 25 years, he has worked as a vendor, venue operator and consultant in both the sports and performing arts sectors. Paul and Andrew chat through how do we ensure, when we finally reopen, that we implement the most important changes so that we don’t fall behind again.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
- The impact of Three lockdowns on the sector
- The Art of Competition
- Is online culture still exclusive, not inclusive?
- The Sector has always been slow to embrace change, but over the past 9 months, we’ve seen the capacity and speed at which arts professionals can work at.
- What would you be doing now if you were running an arts organisation planning for another reopening?
THE ARTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN PODCAST
It’s tough but rewarding working in the arts and often so busy you have little time to share with your peers and investigate new ideas. Every couple weeks join Nick Stevenson as he interviews arts industry experts getting their take on the biggest issues facing the arts world today. There will be ideas to try, practical tips, lots of learning and of course – lots of laughs. If you work in theatres, venues, festivals or the arts and cultural sector this podcast is what you need!
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About Our Guest
Andrew Thomas has an entertainment ticketing career spanning 20 years, in which he has worked for agents, venues and system suppliers. He started his career in professional Soccer, before moving to work with Ticketmaster and its software division Synchro Systems, following from this, he has worked at other venues and suppliers.
He joined the Ticketing Institute in 2014 to work with long-time friend and Industry veteran Roger Tomlinson. Following Roger’s retirement Andrew now heads up the TI, and works as a consultant he works with venues to tackle issues around technology, data, revenues and staff efficiencies.
Never afraid to push the contentious issue, he has spoken and worked with companies around the World on the subject of technology in the Arts.
SPECIAL EPISODE: A SOCIALLY-DISTANCED SUMMER PROGRAMME AT KOMEDIA BRIGHTON
In this episode of The Arts and Everything in Between Podcast we welcome Paul Musselwhite of Komedia Brighton. Komedia is Brighton’s premier live entertainment venue presents one of the largest, most diverse arts and entertainment programmes in the UK. Hosted by members of the Arts Working Group, Paul will be sharing his team’s experiences of reopening with their summer programme and their first live performance which took place on Saturday, 22nd May.
SPECIAL EPISODE: MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING IN THE ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH FIRST FORTNIGHT
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, David Keegan, CEO of First Fortnight and poet Stephen James Smith join Paul Fadden of Ticketsolve. With World Mental Health Day taking place on Saturday, October 10th, we’re sharing a conversation from the Ticketsolve Academy series about mental health and well-being in the arts.