Posts tagged ‘OCAF’

December 10, 2013

Happy Anniversary OCAF and The Science of Opera

1457703_705648616113421_1395050244_nWonderful anniversary party last night with the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, g celebrating fifteen years with old friends and new, artists from all over the province and supporters of every stripe. Thanks  so much to all who attended for celebrating with us.

 

Still tickets available for tonight’s Unspun Theatre’s The Tin Drum – reviews are coming in confirming it is a solid piece of theatre, so get your coat and hat and off you go. If you were thinking of going next week – you can’t. It closes the 14th so best get on that.

 

On the topic of art, this is a great video –  The Science of Opera with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies. 
What does great art do to our bodies?
In an exciting world first, The Science of Opera with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies saw a team of medical scientists from UCL discovering what happens inside us when we go to the opera.

Opera lover Stephen Fry took his friend, Royal Opera virgin and QI panellist Alan Davies, to the Royal Opera House. They were hooked up with the latest medical gadgetry to record the physical effects on their bodies of watching Verdi’s political masterpiece Simon Boccanegra.

It’s long – 44 minutes so you may have to watch in pieces, or find 44 minutes, but it’s wonderful.

 

September 18, 2013

Definitely a working week

20120912-t5i4uya36i8p3bwy4ima9n8pkdThings are humming along here at Sue Edworthy Arts Planning!

I was teaching last night at DTRC/AHA – the basics of social media. A dozen great participants who weren’t afraid to ask questions and get answers. One told me that she had taken three other “intro to social media” workshops and gotten more out of this one than the other three. Which is a LOVELY thing to hear and confirms you might be doing something right.

I thought about it a bit more on my way home and came to a conclusion – I think it’s that even though we spend time on the nuts and bolts (this is a hashtag, this is how long a tweet can be, this is an event page) we spend an equal amount of time on the why. Why are we doing this? Why does it make sense to tweet closer to the show date and post on the website earlier? Why do we want to talk to certain people about our work, and how do we want to talk to them (and how do they want to be talked to?)

I’m a why person. I need to know why I’m doing something in order to wrap my head around doing it. And I apparently teach accordingly. At any rate, a great night, and there are two more classes coming up – you can take one or take both. Next week we’re moving into tools and strategy, and the following week we’re getting into your projects. That one’s a limited class size, and participants can bring in the social media/marketing plans for a project they’re working on and we’ll go through it, tweaking and tightening and “you know what you could do?”-ing.
Here’s the info to sign up.

Lisa is off shooting the start of promo videos for Theatre Rusticle, and yesterday was creating the new teaser image for The Game – the playwrights are being announced.  I’m working out the kinks in onetwothree press releases today and creating eblasts.  Summer is over and the  season is upon us!

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