LIVE NOW! Art auctions for mental health charities
Our very own Christmas gift catalogue: 60 beautiful blue themed artworks to be auctioned in aid of Samaritans and Stagehand – the Production Services Association Welfare and Benevolent Fund.
Go to our auction platform here
From now until 13 December you can bid at two consecutive online auctions, each featuring 30 fabulous artworks in a range of media: from oil on canvas and watercolour to limited-edition photographic and digital prints, spanning a spectrum of market values from £30 to £4,000.
We’re so grateful to the leading art galleries, contemporary artists and emerging talents that have generously donated out of concern for people in the live events industry. With no work or no prospect of income following the cancellation of concerts, festivals and other live productions, many of our colleagues are in need of financial and emotional support.
Stand As One for mental health charities
During lockdown we asked brilliant musician Joe Bygraves to write a song that would reflect the troubled times we're living through - and the need for us all to #StandAsOne. And now it’s out – and we love it! You can hear it and order it here .
Joe is donating a whopping 80% of the proceeds to Make It Blue CIC, and we’ll be dispersing these funds to relevant mental health charities.
You can get a behind the scenes look at many of our members producing a supporting video for this amazing track that Joe has written for us. Look out for more news on the full launch of the video! Thanks again Joe
There are many, many people in the live events and entertainment industry who have already lost their jobs or are at risk of losing them. With no income for the foreseeable future, they are experiencing extreme anxiety and distress. Please help us raise funds and offer them much-needed support.
Happy Birthday to the NHS!
The UK skyline turned blue on Saturday 4 July, as landmarks and iconic buildings across the UK were lit blue to celebrate the NHS’ 72nd Anniversary.
Our friends at social media analysts Mapimize monitored Twitter activity over the birthday weekend and produced this beautiful visualisation of Twitter engagement with the #MakeItBlue and #LightItBlue hashtags.
Twitter activity was tracked over the period from 9am Saturday to 9am Sunday and then played back at approximately 4000x real-time. Each blue pulse represents engagement from an individual account at the location on the UK map. Activity peaks at 8pm and then again at 10pm. Thanks to positive public engagement, we were trending at No 6 on Twitter.