Iconic buildings and venues across Wales lit up in red on Tuesday 11th August 2020 as part of a UK-wide day of action highlighting the urgent government help the sector needs during the Covid-19 crisis. Hundreds of venues turned their lights red at 9.00pm in over 20 cities across the UK to symbolise the industry going into Red Alert.
In Wales, more than 50 venues and events businesses turned red to stress the need for support. A large collective from the industry made up of trade bodies, businesses, freelancers and venue staff, currently on furlough, will gathered in groups of no more than 30 (in line with government social distancing guidelines) in front of each venue to support the #WeMakeEvents #LightItInRed campaign. Whilst Wales-based events companies lit up their trucks as they lay empty on forecourts.
Newport’s Dolman Theatre, home to several Newport based theatre companies took part in the #Lightitinred campaign with lighting provided by DA Productions and Joe Tulloch.
Cardiff’s New Theatre which has hosted many sell-out touring plays and musicals took part in the #Lightitinred campaign.
Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre features many locally produced plays and professional music shows in its programme. The venue participated in the #Lightitinred campaign in the heart of Cwmbran’s Town Centre. (Thanks to the Theatre AdHoc team for the photographs.)
For further details visit the Wales – We Make Events Facebook Page.