Deborah Powell's Blog (8)

Pay it forward

In the social economy, businesses that "pay it forward" and actively employ generalised reciprocity as part of baseline engagement and communication with their audiences, increase the value and social capital of their brand in each online network with which they engage ... or so says this new HBR article…


Added by Deborah Powell on July 27, 2010 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

The best kept secret ...

... is finally in the public domain! 13 ( yes, THIRTEEN) new productions creating not just a theatrical map of Wales, but also, in my view, a mix of productions that create signposts to the future of theatre itself.

Today's launch was memorable because it married these new beginnings with a contemporary voice; digital communication on a grandscale, but it remained, nonetheless, a human, very intimate event that allowed us to feel a sense of optimism and excitement about a shared… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on November 5, 2009 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Trail Blazers! Boris Johnson sends message of support to NTW

If all central London theatres changed their practices so they only switched stage lights on half an hour before each performance,they could collectively save over £100,000 a year in energy costs. So says the Mayor of London’s plan Green Theatre: Taking Action on Climate Change.

When told of NTW's plans to be Carbon Neutral from the outset, Mayor Boris Johnson said… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on August 22, 2009 at 23:34 — No Comments

Chasing the elusive connectivity click ... or, what can social media do for the Arts?

Individuals started it. Media moguls saw the opportunity and started buying-up the platforms. And now, organisations smell an untapped market & people are trying to make money out of it. Making money by restricting access. Making money by selling user applications. Making money by telling people how they can use it to make money.

What am I talking about? I'm talking about the proliferation of social media platforms that have burst into our lives in recent years. But now its got to this… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on August 5, 2009 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Going green keeps theatres ahead of the curve...

Audience members and communities are growing more and more concerned about the environment. Governments are taking action. Large businesses are taking the lead in greening their practices. Homes built to be energy-efficient are selling quickly, even in a market downturn.

But what about the theatre industry? It's shocking to learn, in London alone,theatres create an estimated 55,000 tons of carbon emissions per year - that's equivalent to the average emissions of 9,000… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on July 10, 2009 at 1:27 — 4 Comments

NTW word cloud - commemorating the first 500 members

Here it is!
A word cloud made-up of thoughts offered by the
pioneering members of this community about NTW now
and their aspirations for its future ...

Many thanks to all who contributed &
to Marcus Romer for technical wizardry!

Added by Deborah Powell on July 3, 2009 at 11:00 — 6 Comments

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Just saw - no, make that experienced - NDT2 at Wales Millennium Centre last night and WOW! just how many emotions can one be encouraged to experience in one performance - what a thrill!

Gods & Dogs is just pure beauty personified.

Offspring subtly echoes the duality of creation, whereas Minus 16 shows none of us can deny The Beat! We all left the theatre with a smile imprinted on our hearts last night ...

For those that don't know, NDT2 are sixteen… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on June 20, 2009 at 14:30 — 8 Comments

Can artists humanise the global environmental challenge?

Yes they can!

Since 2003, groups of artists, writers, & scientists

have been sailing to the Arctic to experience

the effects of climate change first hand. No doubt the

coolest - in every sense of the word - artistic responses

to the climate challenge today, these expeditions,

intend to 'stimulate the production of art founded in scientific research' and move the cultural, social, and economic problem of climate change beyond scientific… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on June 12, 2009 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

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