Find creative insights in TEDxBroadway

The last thing you want is for me to suggest you spend MORE time on the internet, but here I go, knowing I’m treading on thin ice!

You’ll all know the interesting, useful and often very entertaining TED talks series, and the many offshoot series it has inspired, which utilise the same format and name. In case you’re wondering, the x denotes an independently organised TED event.

If you haven’t come across TEDxBroadway before, then it’s well worth a look.

TED’s YouTube channel has a whole range of TEDxBroadway talks available which you can easily find.

Here’s one to start you off, which I like very much. Broadway set designer David Korins shares three ways to create a space that moves you. Its only ten minutes. Enjoy!

And if you enjoyed that, here’s a TEDxBroadway playlist (there are lots of other too!) to start you off. Dive in!

Dudley Hippodrome – new video captures past glories and future potential of the celebrated at-risk venue

Susan Lowe of the Friends of Dudley Hippodrome and the Dudley Hippodrome Development Trust has made a charming and effective new video about the star-studded history of the Dudley Hippodrome, the much-loved last-remaining professional theatre in the Dudley area, which the Council are eager to destroy.

Take a look, imagine the potential to the local economy and community and please join the Facebook friends group to support retention of this much-needed local piece of civic pride and heritage. Find the group here

Greetings from the stars on the opening of Dudley Hippodrome in 1938, a page from the Opening Souvenir brochure. Signed by stars from Gracie Fields to impresario/bandleader Jack Hylton and many others.

Watch Now: Bristol Old Vic’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL free online until January 1st

Anyone missing theatre this Christmas can enjoy this lovely production from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

The theatre’s top-notch production of Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is available for free on the theatre’s YouTube channel

Following record-breaking runs in 2018 and 2019, their smash-hit adaptation of Dickens’ timeless tale is back, premiering for the first time on YouTube.

The turkeys are hanging in the butchers shop on Gloucester Road, the Christmas Steps are decked with holly, but Christmas Eve is a bleak night for miserly money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge. Before the night is through, he is visited by four ghosts who show him chilling portraits of his past, present and future. As the sun rises, will he come to see the bitter truth of his selfish life, learning kindness, compassion and, ultimately, the true meaning of Christmas? Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge himself in this riot of music and theatrical imagination, to find out.

★ ★ ★ ★ A clever, witty captivatingly fresh look at Charles Dickens -The Stage

Running time: 2 hour 15 mins (inc. very short interval)

Age guidance: 7+

Let’s remember, theatre doesn’t get made for nothing, and if you are able to make a donation to the theatre in return for your viewing, then I would strongly encourage you to give what you can. Even if it’s just a pound or two, everything you donate helps them to create more theatre for us all to enjoy in the future.

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