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Notes on Democracy

By Neil Nisbet On the day that the results were announced for the outcome of the UK’s referendum on being a part of the EU I encountered an individual who told me they didn’t vote because they didn’t want the responsibility for the decision on their shoulders, or words to that effect. If that doesn’t […]

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One Of Those Times

By Neil Nisbet A few weeks ago I interviewed Hannah Rotchell (pictured above) a dancer with JV2, the post graduate company set up by Jasmin Vardimon Company to provide additional training and work experience for dancers. Ms Rotchell, a graduate of LCDS in London, is perhaps everything you would want in a professional dancer; Prodigiously […]

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Bankrupt Thinking

For the last few years working in the arts has been a more unpredictable and stressful endeavour than usual. Cuts to funding at the national and local level are causing massive headaches and losses to local arts provision, touring and a whole lot more. It was surprising then when George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer […]

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Anatomy of a Failed Fundraiser

by Neil Nisbet 30 Days ago Article19 started something that Article19 has never done before, we tried to raise funding from the people who visit this website every month. 30 days later and that fundraiser has ended its run in failure. You pay your money and you take your chances, that’s how it goes. The […]

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Rage Against The (Mobile) Machine

by Chantal Guevara Theatres attract such diverse audiences, and yet there is one thing which all audience members have in common: a universal loathing for those people who cannot put their phone away long enough to watch a full act of a show. It’s not as though theatres leave any room for ambiguity, normally: their […]