CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
Copyright is a major issue. Not least in the case of the new and celebrated Honda ad. Quite what is its relationship to Fischli & Weiss' 1987 Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go)? Is it a question of plagiarism? Two barristers, Simon Malynicz and Ashley Roughton, will respectively speak for the prosecution and defence putting the Honda ad 'on trial', and using it as a touchstone, to discuss the complex issues of ownership, authorship, and the role of the law in matters of creative dispute.
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