Archive for April 28th, 2009

Input for Theatre Project

28th April 2009

Dublin-based playwright Michelle Read is working on a new theatre project, and would like to meet and interview people in connection with it.

Have you made a significant work change recently or at sometime in the past? If so, Michelle would like to talk to you and hear your story.

She is particularly interested in the kind of ‘left turn’ that a significant change in work life can bring, such as: gambling on a new career with no safety net; making do with a job that does not match your qualifications; moving location to build a new life; redundancy forcing a new professional direction; a change in health that requires a new job situation; and any other scenario in which changing your job required a reassessment of your life.

If you are interested or would just like to know more about the project please contact her at

Michelle will chat with you on the phone first, and then may ask to meet and audio record an interview with you.

HMV Cinemas

28th April 2009

Sky News reports that HMV, the retail music and DVD chain, will open arthouse cinemas above its stores to add diversity to its trade.

The music and DVD retailer has entered into a joint venture with Curzon Artificial Eye, the operator of the Curzon Cinema chain.

The project will be piloted at the HMV store in Wimbledon, south London.

The 200 seat, three screen hmvcurzon will be situated above the HMV Wimbledon store.

HMV chief executive Simon Fox said that the trial could be rolled out to larger stores, including above branches of Waterstone’s stores, which is owned by HMV.

The cinema will be accessible to customers during normal trading hours through the HMV store, but will have a separate entrance for when the store closes.

There is no news yet if HMV will roll out this initiative to stores outside the UK.