How will the coalition affect culture?

Torin Douglas, Media Correspondent, BBC News, considers how the coalition government may affect culture, specifically the BBC, the Olympics, the Lottery and digital media policy.

Fed up of tourists getting in your way? Get them in your venue instead!

Our Cultural Tourism event on 25 May is fast approaching and in the lead up to this jam packed programme we’re publishing four FREE resources to give you some top tips and tools for attracting visitors to the capital to your event or venue. That’s over 25 million potential audience members!

This first short how to guide outlines the number of ways in which Visit London can help you signpost your organisation to visitors to London, including useful guides and toolkits, marketing and PR opportunities, editorial and event listings. Download this document from our website here.

Upcoming resources include:

  • Essential facts and figures on London’s cultural tourists.
  • 2012 opportunities for attracting cultural tourists.
  • Glossary of tourism terms

Sign up to our newsletter here to hear about them first. Oh and do come along to the event, we’d be delighted to have you along.

Wish You Were Here… Cultural Tourism for arts and heritage in London
25 May 2010, 10am – 5.30pm
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium & Foyer
Price: £95.00 +VAT | Early Bird Rate £75.00 +VAT (Book before 6 May)
www.audienceslondon.org/wishyouwerehere
Book your place now

2012 and disability arts

Shape logoShape, the UK’s leading disability arts organisation, have developed a free resource pack aimed at encouraging new ways of engaging with the London Olympics, particularly for disabled audiences and artists.

In conjunction, they’re also running the My Games Competition. Tell Shape what the Olympics mean to you and you could win a games console…

Visit the website for full details of both the resource and the competition.

In 2009 you’ll be seeing a lot of…

clip_image002…Young People going to the theatre for FREE! ACE Audience Segmentation. Cultural Olympiad Projects. Ni 11: Local Authorities seeking to increase the number of people engaged in culture. Discussion about the effects of the global financial crisis etc. etc. and as Client Services Director my job is to work with organisations to make sense of all this, seize the opportunities or use the information, so that we can develop relationships with more/new/different audiences.