ABTT , 19-20 June 2002
Monday, 20 May 2002
The ABTT Show, which attracts over 100 exhibitors from across the wide spectrum of supplies and services necessary to stage a production or equip a theatre building, will set up base once again at The Royal Horticultural Halls in London from 19-20 June.

In addition to the main exhibition, there is also a complementary programme of theatre-related seminars, which includes the following. Revitalising Health & Safety: Eric Pirie, a health & safety inspector, will discuss publicly funded bodies and the Government in relation to key pieces of Health & Safety Legislation, together with a discussion of the role of the Broadcasting & Performing Arts Joint Advisory Committee.

Sound System Design in the Theatre: John Taylor of d&b audiotechnik UK Ltd will look at issues of sound intelligibility and in particular, the acoustic part of the signal path between the loudspeaker and the listeners’ ears. Training and Skills Forum: John Faulkner will chair a session on minimum standards for the theatre technician. The ABTT Training & Education Committee will shortly be publishing a Guide to Minimum Standards to assist theatre managers. Rikki Newman from the Phoenix Theatre in London and Catherine Devenish, Chairman of the ABTT Training & Education Committee, will introduce the paper.

AutoCAD Forum: David Ripley from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Steve Green of Scottish Opera will lead a discussion on CAD theatre drawing standards which will include a demonstration of AutoCAD 2002 City & Guilds, followed by a hands-on ‘clinic’.

Running prior to the ABTT Show is Theatre Engineering and Architecture 2002 (16-18 June at Strand Palace Hotel, London) - a conference on modern staging technology and performing arts buildings which aims to bring together technicians, architects, consultants, designers, owners and project managers.

ABTT: Tel: +44 (0)20 7403 3778

Theatre Engineering & Architecture: Tel: +44 (0)20 7224 1410

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