LIGHT IT IN RED campaign – Monday 6 July 2020
On Monday 6 July, the Theatre Royal Bath will be joining theatres and entertainment venues across the UK to take part in the LIGHT IT IN RED campaign,with venues across the country being lit in red to draw attention to the difficulties facing the industry.
Light It In Red is a joint project created and managed by Clearsound Productions Ltd & the Backstage Theatre Jobs online forum. The purpose of this event is to get the message out about the dire situation that the industry and fellow industry professionals are facing. With no timeline attached to the government’s latest roadmap for re-opening theatres, concert halls and other venues, many organisations will continue to face difficulties in the coming months, even as lockdown is eased and much of country begins to return to normality
The organisers of Light It In Red, say “Since early March, the events industry has been mostly without work. All kinds of major events are currently prohibited due to the COVID-19 crisis. Corporate events, conferences, concerts, festivals, weddings, trade shows and theatrical performances are no longer able to go ahead. This is leaving an entire industry dormant, with over twenty-five thousand businesses and over half a million workers throughout the UK directly suffering the ill effects. By lighting buildings red in order to draw attention to the dramatic situation in the event industry, we can make a statement that can’t be ignored.”
The colour red has been chosen as it traditionally represents ‘Standby’ backstage – at present, the entire industry is being kept on standby, waiting for further guidance, and crucially financial support, to get through the months ahead.
More than 400 venues around the UK and in London’s West End have already committed to taking part on Monday evening, with everyone being encouraged to share photos of the lit-up venues across social media with the hashtag #LightItInRed
More details of the national campaign be found at www.lightitinred.co.uk
The Theatre Royal Bath would like to thank Enlightened Lighting Bristol for supplying the lighting equipment.
Social media links
Facebook & Twitter: @lightitinred