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Insurance, licenses, health & safety at new and unconventional spaces

Issue:  INSURANCES, LICENSING, HEALTH AND SAFETY AT NEW VENUES AND UNCONVENTIONAL SPACES.

Convener(s): LAWRENCE WARD

Participants:  NATHANIEL J MILLER

 Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:

Hatch Festival Notts use new and unconventional spaces as their aesthetic. They are learning about these issues as they progress and feel they need to know more.  Lawrence has also written work for open air and new venues and has found the same issues.  Gareth Morgan of Notts Council liaises with Hatch and it has been his job to address licensing and insurance and Maggie Shutte is/was Leicester Festivals and Event officer with similar responsibilities.  Nathan and Lawrence feel there should be a blanket document,  tick box check list, available on a central database available for new work writers and producers.  However, the writer, although writing with the space in mind or site specific work, should not restrict their imagination with issues of licensing, insurance and H&S.  The organizers and producers/directors should be aware of the issues.  Membership of Equity, BECTU and Pact brings a certain amount of public liability insurance but often it is unclear, should something go horribly wrong with a street performance and members of the public, who is liable. Similarly with music licenses for new work although temporary event licences can be applied for.

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