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Lessons about video hosting (so far)
We've had to learn a lot about video hosting recently. Here's Michael's run down.
Five Lessons from Culture Geek 2020
Last week Alex attended Culture Geek 2020. Here are his five takeaways from the digital conference.
R.A.P. Party 10th Anniversary Celebration
For our November Cog Night we enjoyed The Albany's livestream of R.A.P. Party. Kristina shares her summary of the evening.
Live-streaming: watching on TV
A lot of your audience will want to view your live content through their TV. What are the options?
8 things we’ve learnt from 8 months of lockdown
It's been just over eight months since we closed our studio in mid-March. Ed guides us through our top eight...
In it together
With the arts sector in crisis, would it be sensible to pivot to another sector? Probably. Are we going to...
Live-streaming: frequently asked FAQs
Here are our top ten tips for writing the best FAQs for live-streamed events.
Bubble at Nottingham Playhouse
For our October Cog Night we watched a live-stream of James Graham's play about the Covid-19 pandemic. Ed shares his...
BSO@Home: Eight plus Eight
The BSO are running a series of concerts in person and online. Ed caught a livestream of their latest performance.
Breakfast briefing with Chris Smith
As part of our fortnightly breakfast briefing series, we invited former Culture Secretary Chris Smith to come and talk with...
Hot Pink Turquoise at South London Gallery
Ed enjoyed this perception-bending show at South London Gallery.
Faith Healer at the Old Vic
We attended a live-stream of Brian Friel's Faith Healer for our second ever virtual Cog Night.
Selling streamed concerts (for BSO) using Spektrix
Monetise your digital content using your ticketing system. Jen explains how we’ve helped Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra by setting up a...
The importance of an accessible website
Michael explains why an accessible website benefits everyone.
My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid)
We went on our first (virtual) Cog Night in a while. Ed gives his account of this poignant Zoom-based performance.
Government guidance for performances: what it mean for arts marketing teams
The UK government has released a detailed guide to staging performances safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ed has picked out the...
Theatre makes terrible telly
Michael thinks it's time to be honest with ourselves, to admit that even great theatre doesn't always translate well to...
Three months at home
We've been separated from our studio for three months; Ed looks back at our lives in lock-down.