Surrey Performing Arts Library – A New Beginning with NewSPAL

What is the New Surrey Performing Arts Library (NewSPAL)? Like many local authorities, Surrey County Council has been running a performing arts library for its residents, including hiring out multiple sets of plays, often used by drama reading groups, youth theatres and amateur theatre groups (in that case mostly for research prior to production – for […]

CAST Safeguarding Video

2019 LTG National Conference @ Highbury Theatre Centre, Sutton Coldfield CAST Safeguarding Video During the Conference’s Open Forum, Kevin Spence showed delegates a video on Safeguarding created by the CAST Youth Theatre, Doncaster. The video was very well received by delegates who found it informative and succinct and the LTG wanted to share it […]

ABTT Booklet: RU Safe?

The booklet has been produced to help those who seek information and guidance in a handy form about entertainment in small places. It has been written by the Technical Standards Standing Committee of ABTT – Association of British Theatre Technicians as a free introduction into safety in entertainment. It can be downloaded from the website […]

Defibrillators (AED)- funding

The Sinodun Players’ Health & Safety Cttee asked LTG about the installation of an AED (Defibrillator) in their theatre as many of the audience members were elderly. Mike Smith pointed out in his Chairman’s Letter in the LTG Newsletter that no training is needed to operate an AED which enables them to be located where […]