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The Stinger Report: the OOH entertainment industry bites back

TSR Newsletter | August 3, 2020 Report Skinny The Stinger Report continues our new chapter in its long history of reporting on the cutting edge in Out-of-Home Entertainment. In this latest part of the series we cover the Virtual Reality Bonanza of investment, Video Amusement’s Continuing Drive to the new normal, The Emergence of eSports, and a new investment opportunity while Gaming’s Ongoing Hold of audience interest continues. We also debate about The New Playing Experience, and what that means for the industry’s future! Main Report Moving from the recent developments,…

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Theatre Royal, Newcastle. Photo: Wikipedia

Newcastle’s theatres and indy cinema will “simply close” without government help

City council issued a blunt warning about impact of coronavirus on the city’s arts and culture organisations Newcastle’s theatres and independent cinemas could be forced to close permanently because of coronavirus and the lockdown, the city council has warned. The Theatre Royal, the Tyne Theatre and the Tyneside Cinema have all been identified as being at risk. And the council urged the Government to step in and save cultural businesses and organisations from closure. The council said: “For the arts and culture sector it the impact is not far short…

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The Membranes play Gorilla, Manchester. Photo - Wikimedia Commons

Two Manchester live music venues saved, to “lift economy”

The founder of Tokyo Industries, which acquired the leases of two popular Manchester venues that would have closed, told Place North West the live music industry will survive because there is no replacement for it, but urged the Government to support the sector following Covid-19.  “You can’t replace live music. You can stream it but it is not the same as being in front of a stage,” Aaron Mellor said. “It is vitally important that Government gets behind hospitality and music venues because, ultimately, we will be the rebirth of the economy.”  Last weekend,…

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