Birmingham Rep goes red for national arts initiative

Birmingham Rep supports the #LightItInRed campaign. (Credit: Hannah Kelly)

Last night, a number of buildings across the West Midlands were transformed into bright beacons of red light as part of the national Light It In Red initiative.

Properties, including Birmingham Rep and the Black Country Living Museum, were bathed in a red glow to shed a light on freelancers, suppliers and those who work in the theatre and events industry in a time of uncertainty as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. The theatre's Artistic Director, Sean Foley and Executive Director, Rachel Thomas said:

"Tonight, we join a multitude of venues across the country who are lighting their buildings red in support of freelancers, suppliers, and those in the theatrical and events industry on whom our entire theatre ecology relies.
“We hope that funds in the Government’s new cultural support package will be distributed in a representative and inclusive way that recognises the vital role played by these individuals and companies in sustaining the theatrical landscape.”


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