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To: Oliver Dowden (Culture Secretary)

Save theatres & entertainment industry all live music venues Cinemas & Pubs

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Save theatres & entertainment industry all live music venues Cinemas & Pubs

Save the British Theatre & Television industries. We are calling for additional urgent government support. The pandemic has hugely disrupted the entertainment industry. Actors , Dancers , musicians can not social distance while fighting, kissing, twirling singing

Why is this important?

Theatre & Television sets are busy crowded places. The audience requires large numbers to huddle together. Theatres cannot be profitable while we are social distancing for so many reasons and unlike other industries, we cannot work from home. Furlough schemes only take us to October 2020, but the industry is unlikely to reopen until 2021. Bectu says
“ The industry is facing a potentially catastrophic impact from COVID 19 and government, employers and workers must come together to develop a strategy for our cultural sectors’ survival.”

The entertainment industry has never suffered such a crippling blow. The impact is unprecedented and we must protect this great British institution.

How it will be delivered

Not sure but I would like to do so soon

United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • We need performing arts for a little escapism in these times of uncertainty.
  • Important industry to support
  • Unlike televised sports so richly remunerated, this industry supports so many jobs and the whole basis of a creative sector that generates money from ideas and culture. Losing any of this would make us not only financially poorer, but also culturally.


2020-06-19 13:47:36 +0100

Hi we’ve reached an amazing 57 thousand. There is now a petition going on the government petition site and its roaring but remember you have to be a citizen to sign that one and like theNHS many people in our industry aren’t so keep sharing this one thanks for your support!

2020-06-16 21:29:35 +0100

We’ve reached an incredible 56 thousand signatures so far. I plan to take it in next week. I’ve just got to get in touch with his office hopefully Monday or Tuesday. Let me know if you want to come . 😃

2020-06-13 13:49:23 +0100

We’ve reached 53 thousand it really is up to you to get your friends neighbours to sign come on

2020-06-12 08:55:00 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2020-05-28 07:58:44 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2020-05-25 12:36:44 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2020-05-24 17:02:39 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2020-05-23 22:53:34 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-05-23 18:28:01 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-05-23 10:55:51 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-05-23 03:21:12 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-05-22 22:24:00 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-05-22 17:59:54 +0100

10 signatures reached