Lockdown forces arts industry to get creative but can't last without funding

Recent figures show that 70 per cent of theatres are now under threat due to a complete loss of revenue and no legitimate answers on when it is safe to return. Philip Bernays, CEO of Newcastle Theatre Royal, says that while the furlough scheme has been a lifesaver, the extortionate costs of running a 183-year-old venue continue, despite ticket sales being non-existent. The past few months have been a disaster for the now unemployed freelance dancers and artists, as many continue to fall through the cracks in government support schemes. When I spoke to MP, actress and former shadow culture secretary, Tracy Brabin, for my podcast investigating these issues, she expressed her concerns that many may never return to the industry in the aftermathof the pandemic. Two years earlier, he was approached by the Yardbirds after Eric Clapton quit the band, but Page declined the offer. The versatile actress was born in Summit, New Jersey, U.S. Streep holds the record for receiving the most number of Oscar nominations (21) in the acting categories, winning three for Kramer