A message from our Artistic Director/CEO, Amanda Huxtable: In all my days...

Hello
 
How are you?
 
I wanted to touch base with you as you have been on my mind. I was in deep with Eclipse closing The Gift tour. We were planning for the future, then our world quickly changed. We are now all dealing with the impact of C-19.
 
Our industry and indeed our country is facing a world health crisis. We find ourselves in uncharted waters.
 
Despite our present difficulties, Eclipse remains well.
 
Last week, our first days of working away from the office saw us hosting a Yorkshire wide, virtual meet-up with some of our friends and colleagues working across the sector, we touched base with our Eclipse Commissioned artists and our international Slate World partners as well as understanding and preparing for whatever the future may hold. I am doing what I can from where I am, which includes reaching out to you.
 
Please let us know how you are doing and how this has impacted on your work and lives. We will continue to collate this impact and ensure it is heard.
 
Arts Council England have shared how they will support our creative industries by creating an emergency package. We are thankful for their understanding and leadership in this matter. You can find a link to that here. 
 
Every system of society has been impacted from education, elder care, childcare, employment, housing, travel and communications - to name but a few. We are concerned for us all, and in particular the impact on Black African and Caribbean people and those of us who are also marginalised for our race, who already face inequalities in these systems.
 
Here at Eclipse, we are using the words Insight, Protection and Courage to face the future. We want to make the world of difference and we want to do that with you.
 
Please stay safe and let us know how you are. To get in touch, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or reach out to us on our social channels here > Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
 
Amanda 
Amanda Huxtable
Artistic Director/CEO, Eclipse Theatre


Image: Amanda Huxtable and Shawab Iqbal, Eclipse Executive Producer, reading through applications for The Eclipse Award earlier this month with Wambui Hardcastle, our Early Career Panellist.

A message from our Artistic Director/CEO, Amanda Huxtable: In all my days...