Author: Matt Humphrey

It’s been a sh*tstorm… let’s make sure next year isn’t.

There’s no easy way to put it, and we are all living it – this year has been monumental, especially for freelancers. As we gear up (or down) for a highly unusual festive period and hurry on the exit of 2020, let us be mindful of each other and take our learnings forward to be […]

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10 tips for Theatre Design Graduates

What do I do when I finish my studies? How do I get my first job? What type of work should I look for? What about my personal projects? These are all very common questions when you are coming to the end of your studies – don’t fear, you are not alone. Curtain Call recently assembled […]

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Startup culture can learn a lot from live theatre

This is a question that has been weighing on a lot of people’s minds over the past few weeks since theatres, venues and studios around the globe closed down.

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We Stand As One

Freelancers and companies in the events industry from over 27 countries will stand as one in a global day of action A powerful movement and worldwide campaign organised by #WeMakeEvents shows just how talented, efficient and impactful the events industry is. Curtain Call is proud to stand with them, as we raise awareness of the […]

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It’s Time for a change

We are at a once in a century moment.  This year has highlighted long-term trends and systemic issues within our culture and society. The pandemic has been a massive pause button for the entertainment and events industries and this time has provoked a lot of analysis and, hopefully, change.  As self-employed freelancers and artists we […]

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5 life hacks from skateboarding we could all use

Being freelance is difficult – it takes perseverance, creativity, self belief and innovation. So does skateboarding, so let’s learn from it. Over the last 5 years of growing our startup Curtain Call, I have often thought about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and tried to draw parallels with other passions – like skateboarding. […]

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Can a live digital theatre show be a substitute for the real thing?

This is a question that has been weighing on a lot of people’s minds over the past few weeks since theatres, venues and studios around the globe closed down.

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