HJ1act results for 2014!

The BBC Wiltshire Audience Award:

Athelstan Players for ‘Isolation at Eyam’ by Joyce Dennys

The June Thompson Memorial Cup for Dramatic Endeavour

Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth Section) for ‘Call to Duty’ by Nettie Powell

Nominations:

Athelstan Players for ‘Isolation at Eyam’ by Joyce Dennys

New College Stage Company for ´Piégé´ by its cast

RWB Productions for ´There just has to be a better way’ by Derek and Paula Clifford

The Matthew Herring Award for Originality or Achievement in Technical Theatre

Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth Section) for ‘Call to Duty’ by Nettie Powell

Nominations:

Athelstan Players for ‘Isolation at Eyam’ by Joyce Dennys

New College Stage Company for ´Piégé´ by its cast

RWB Productions for ´There just has to be a better way’ by Derek and Paula Clifford

The Swindon Advertiser Award for an Original Production

RWB Productions for ´There just has to be a better way’ by Derek and Paula Clifford

Nominations:

Athelstan Players for ‘Isolation at Eyam’ by Joyce Dennys

New College Stage Company for ´Piégé´ by its cast

Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth Section) for ‘Call to Duty’ by Nettie Powell

The Beryldene Hunt Cup for Best Performance by a Junior Actor

Maxwell Sly in´Piégé´ by its cast, performed by New College Stage Company.

Nominations:

Louise Catherwood in´Piégé´ by its cast, performed by New College Stage Company.

Ryan Hughes and Daniel Smith in ´Call to Duty’ by Nettie Powell, performed by Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth Section)

The Brenda Lilley Loving Cup for Best Performance by a Youth Group

Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth Section) for ‘Call to Duty’ by Nettie Powell

The Cheshire Trophy for Best Adult Actress in a Supporting Role

Nettie Powell as Patricia Fowley in ´The Connection´ by Graham Jones, performed by Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society

The Lester Trophy for Best Adult Actor in a Supporting Role

Ben Bateman as Jeffrey Hargreaves in ´The Connection´ by Graham Jones, performed by Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society

Nominations:

Megan Mills as Margaret Teylor; Elizabeth Outlaw as Alies Teylor, and Jackie Morris as Nellie Talbot in ´Isolation at Eyam´ by Joyce Dennys, performed by the Athelstan Players.

The Audrey Suter Trophy for Best Adult Performance by an Actress

Amanda Duffin as Jane Vicars in ´Isolation at Eyam´ by Joyce Dennys, performed by the Athelstan Players.

Nominations:

Marilyn Johnson Mistress Catherin Mompesson in ´Isolation at Eyam´ by Joyce Dennys, performed by the Athelstan Players.

Em Golding as Connie in ‘Two Purple Gloves’ by Michael Park, performed by The Lechlade Players.

The Audrey Suter Trophy for Best Adult Performance by an Actor

Geoffrey Roffe as Harry in ‘Two Purple Gloves’ by Michael Park, performed by The Lechlade Players.

Nominations:

Alan Fisher, Simon Roberts and Paul Dawkins in ‘There just has to be a better way’ by Derek and Paula Clifford, performed by RWB Productions.

The Peter English Award for Best Direction

Nettie Powell for ‘Call to Duty’ by Nettie Powell, performed by Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth Section)

Nominations:

John Williams for ‘Two Purple Gloves’ by Michael Park, performed by The Lechlade Players

Christine Mace for ´Isolation at Eyam´ by Joyce Dennys, performed by the Athelstan Players.

The Charles Grace Cup for Runners Up

‘Call to Duty’ by Nettie Powell, performed by Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth Section)

The Betty Peck Rosebowl for the Winning Play

´Isolation at Eyam´ by Joyce Dennys, performed by the Athelstan Players.

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Culturehive.co.uk: How to use Social Media

Finding help and advice in marketing your amateur theatre company can be difficult.

Here at HJ1act, we’ve discovered what looks to be a reliable source!

www.culturehive.co.uk is a website of useful information, put together by the Arts Marketing Association.

As part of an occasional series, we’re highlighting some of their useful ‘Toolkits’.

The following article is from the website: CultureHive.co.uk and can be found here.

It was published in 2012.

Keep it personal

Following someone on Twitter or keeping up with the Facebook posts is all well and good. But understanding your audience and reaching out and making a real connection can make the difference – the virtual equivalent of a quick call or stopping by for a cup of coffee.
With your students there are well – established regular touch points – when they come in for a class or see a performance they interact with you, your staff and their peers and feel welcome and part of a community; when they receive an email with the latest news or offering them a discount they feel special and wanted. But how else can your social networking help to solidify that communication?
With so many followers on Twitter and fans on Facebook it can feel impossible to make your contact personal. But here are some ideas on how you can move towards a more constant relationship with your students and fellow teachers.
Make it easy
Most of us are using many different types of social engagement, but not all will have the same technical abilities. Make it easy for people to find you, get started and keep interacting.
Keep it interesting
The more often you add content, post new blogs or reply to comments, the more engaged your patrons will be. Rather than just passively consuming content, people will became more active participants on your pages.
Look at the individuals
Understand your audience and tailor the experience to them. Take advantage of their links and posts, check out where el
se they are adding content and tailor your own information accordingly.
Be consistent
Social networking is about more than just setting up a Facebook page and hoping people become fans. Follow up on news items and competition results, reply to messages and show that you’re listening to what people have to say. If you’re resource-constrained, it’sbetter to be consistent and participate in fewer outlets than to spread yourself too thin.
Make it part of everyone’s job to get involved –a few minutes spent regularly every week, enriches your social networking point of view and adds up to a wealth of customer touch points.

Appreciate your friends

People who lend you their time – by following your posts, passing on your emails or blogging about a performance – they all deserve a thank you. Everyone likes to feel noticed and appreciated.
The value of engagement
Despite the increasing proliferation of social media, one of the most difficult things to determine has been: what is the monetary value of all those Facebook fans?
According to Adweek, the Value of a ‘Fan’ on social media is $3.60* but even the big industry players such as Microsoft and Starbucks haven’t quite worked out just how to leverage news updates and “likes” into dollars.
But the effort that you, as a dance studio, will put into acquiring a fan base on sites such as Facebook, can more appropriately be measured in terms of engagement –the captive audience you are building can then be informed  quickly and easily about new classes, services and promotions. And you can also watch what they’re saying about you.
Keep track of your chatter
If you’re particularly active on a variety of social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook and want to track the online “chatter” about your dance studio, there are lots of free tools you can use:
Trackur, Surchur, BackTweets and SiteMention are just a few.
But the easiest and most straightforward –and the one that’s been around for ages – is Google Alerts. Just register once, type in your name or studio name and then you will receive a daily or weekly email which compiles all of the online Listings and mentions found about you. It’s free and very effective!
Sarah Clarke
Head of Marketing & Membership Support Services, ISTD
© Sarah Clarke 2012
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Culturehive.co.uk: How to make your Press Release more engaging

Finding help and advice in marketing your amateur theatre company can be difficult.

Here at HJ1act, we’ve discovered what looks to be a reliable source!

www.culturehive.co.uk is a website of useful information, put together by the Arts Marketing Association.

As part of an occasional series, we’re highlighting some of their useful ‘Toolkits’.

The following article is from the website: CultureHive.co.uk and can be found here.

It was published in 2010….

“This annotated press release about the winner of a design competition highlights what makes for a good press release.  It covers making a link with the organisation, considering your key messages, thinking about what makes it newsworthy.  It also demonstrates a potential format or layout for the press release including consideration of notes to editors…”

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THIS ARTICLE

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Culturehive.co.uk: How to build a website

Finding help and advice in marketing your amateur theatre company can be difficult.

Here at HJ1act, we’ve discovered what looks to be a reliable source!

www.culturehive.co.uk is a website of useful information, put together by the Arts Marketing Association.

As part of an occasional series, we’re highlighting some of their useful ‘Toolkits’.

The following article is from the website: CultureHive.co.uk and can be found here.

It was published in 2005.

“This guide to building a website. It asks why build a website and explores buying traffic, tone of voice, search engine optimization  using cookies to differentiate new customers from returning customers and changing content..”

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THIS ARTICLE

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Culturehive.co.uk: How to write a Press Release

Finding help and advice in marketing your amateur theatre company can be difficult.

Here at HJ1act, we’ve discovered what looks to be a reliable source!

www.culturehive.co.uk is a website of useful information, put together by the Arts Marketing Association.

As part of an occasional series, we’re highlighting some of their useful ‘Toolkits’.

The following article is from the website: CultureHive.co.uk and can be found here.

It was published in 2011.

“It’s often difficult to make your story stand out from the crowd. This useful guide explains what you should include on a press release to ensure it grabs the attention of the recipient. It includes a generic template you can use, along with two annotated examples of a press release and photo opportunity…”

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE, WHICH INCLUDES AN EXAMPLE PRESS RELEASE

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Culturehive.co.uk: Facebook essentials

Finding help and advice in marketing your amateur theatre company can be difficult.

Here at HJ1act, we’ve discovered what looks to be a reliable source!

www.culturehive.co.uk is a website of useful information, put together by the Arts Marketing Association.

As part of an occasional series, we’re highlighting some of their useful ‘Toolkits’.

The following article is from the website: CultureHive.co.uk and can be found here.

It was published in 2010….

“Ensuring that you make the most out of your social network online presence; this clear and handy checklist of Facebook essentials is an easy to use practical guide to ensure that you have dotted every i and crossed every t to fulfill your online potential.

Ideal to use for team discussions before you set up your Facebook page or as a routine stocktake to make sure you are not missing any of the essentials…”

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THIS ARTICLE

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Stage Writes!

You may have heard of ‘Stage Stage Writes Flier 1Writes’, an initiative which gathers oral histories. Former HJ1act Adjudicator, Robert Meadows, is the man gathering those memories and he’s been touch to ask if we can help!

He says us that ‘Stage Writes’ is, “part of the Heritage Lottery ‘All Our Stories’ programme, run in partnership with the BBC. We are gathering memories of people who have been involved with amateur theatre.”

So, if you have an entertaining tale that you like to see uploaded on to the Stage Writes website, please send your memory to:

 

 

Stage Writes Flier 2
Robert Meadows Stage Writes

 

 

 

 

All Our Stories
rgmeadows@talktalk.net

 

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