Counting The Beans
by John O'Brien
There are some loud voices making considerable noise, but it is so far falling on the tone-deaf ears of a culturally vacuous national leadership. Nothing towards the plus column for the arts sector. Already under a steady decline in support, we have been hung out to dry. So, as ever, we have to go it on our own.
The announcement of the Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF) gives me hope. Allying many major entertainment bodies to work on our own solutions seems the only way out. It leans heavily on sport, but their broadcast and associated industry is closely aligned to ours. Different performers but same tech, same technicians and same logistical support teams. Speaker boxes are sector agnostic and push out sound waves in the sporting arena just as well as in an intimate theatre. READ>