Coronavirus: Arts venues to go red for live events awareness campaign

Venues across the UK will turn their lights red later to highlight the problems the live events sector faces during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall are among the venues taking part in the “Red Alert” day of action.

Other venues across the UK are expected to make a similar visual statement.

Peter Gabriel, Imogen Heap and The Cure have voiced support for the initiative, which aims to raise awareness about the threat of job losses in the sector.

More than 300 venues are expected to go red, including the Mac in Belfast, the Blackwood Miner’s Institute in South Wales, the Aberdeen Arts Centre, the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in Glasgow and Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music.

Music industry professionals will gather outside the venues and take part in marches across the UK.

Producers, engineers, tour managers, security staff, truck drivers and cleaners will be among those marching past pass some of Manchester’s most prominent venues from noon BST.

Source : BBC


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