SPECIAL EPISODE: VENUE CYMRU’S 3 STEPS TO REOPENING
This episode, Nick Stevenson of Ticketsolve is joined by Richard Jones, marketing manager of Venue Cymru. Venue Cymru is one of the largest venues in Wales and the UK. Rich takes us through their 3 step plan for their reopening in September after being closed for over 18 months. He talks through what lockdown looked like for their team and how it’s affected them. In this episode he chats through all the exciting projects that they have in the pipeline for the future.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Introduction to Venue Cymru
- What has lockdown been like for them
- Venue Cymru’s 3 step approach to opening
- Tips on what venues should consider when re-opening
- Conway bid for City of Culture in 2025
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
Richard has worked in the arts professionally since graduating with a degree in Performing Arts and Business Management from the University of Manchester on 1999. Although marketing is his speciality, he has also taken roles in box office management, house management and programming. He has been Marketing Manager at Venue Cymru since 2005 and he’s very proud to work with such a great team on so many exciting campaigns and projects in his home town. Arts and events have always been a huge part of his life, and he can’t wait to re-commence visiting venues across the UK and beyond to experience the buzz of live entertainment once again!
FOCUS ON COMMUNITY: FUNDRAISING AND YOUR MISSION
In this episode, Nick is joined by Farnham Maltings’ Director, Gavin Stride and Communications and Marketing Manager Niki Hanmer. Gav and Niki explain how community is at the heart of their overall organisational mission and how they use this mantra to weave community collaboration and engagement into everything that they do. They also talk through their hugely successful Spring Forward fundraising campaign and give practical tips and tricks on how to do a similar project.
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.