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Coronavirus COVID-19 Public Statement - Tuesday 17th March 2020


Following the UK Government announcement on Monday 16th March 2020 to step up measures to fight the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, reinforced by guidance from the Scottish Government, we have taken the decision to temporarily close Strathearn Arts. This decision was taken by the staff and trustees at a meeting on Tuesday 17th March 2020.  We take the health and safety of our audiences, staff and volunteers, as well as the performing artists that we work with, very seriously and have therefore suspended all of our public events.  We feel it is right that we do our part to support the over-riding goal of protecting our community from the rapid transmission of the Coronavirus.




For those of you that have booked tickets for any of these events we can confirm that we are happy to offer you a full refund. Please email info@strathearnarts.org to arrange.


However, if you feel able to do so, we are asking anyone that has purchased tickets with us to consider exchanging your ticket for a credit against any future Strathearn Arts event instead of requesting a refund.


Alternatively, some of our customers have already taken the kind decision to donate the value of their tickets to us.  As with many areas of our economy, there are real viability issues for the arts as a result of the Coronavirus and Strathearn Arts will see a considerable financial impact during the shut-down so showing your support in this way would be a real encouragement!

Strathearn Arts Receives Grant to Upgrade Cinema Experience


Crieff 1st July, 2020: Strathearn Arts today announced that it had been successful in its grant application to Screen Scotland’s Cinema Equipment Fund.


"Strathearn Arts' popular cinema programme has long since offered great cinema experiences for local audiences,” commented Screen Scotland's Jennifer Armitage. “We're acutely aware of the tough financial challenges facing community cinemas in rural locations alongside the important role they play. We're therefore delighted that this National Lottery funding will support their efforts to develop and expand the range and quality of their cinema offering into the future.”


The grant will support the purchase of a new projector, retractable screen, satellite receiver and related items which will significantly improve the existing film-watching experience and open up a new range of opportunities.


“Not only will our existing audiences benefit from better image quality when they enjoy films at Strathearn Arts, we will now be able to offer additional, live-screening events from all over the world which will allow us to appeal to wider and more diverse audiences.” Said Angela Lennon, Arts Programme Coordinator at Strathearn Arts.


Live streaming facilities have already proved popular in Perth, Stirling and Aberfeldy, allowing local audiences to watch live performances from, for example, the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Opera from New York’s Metropolitan Opera House or the concerts from the Royal Albert Hall.

“Once installed” continued Angela, “this equipment gives a host of options for us to significantly expand our cinema offerings and we will look forward to hearing suggestions and ideas from our audiences and other local groups as to how best we can use this for the enjoyment of everyone within our community”.


Strathearn Arts will be working to install the equipment over the Summer and, Government guidance on social distancing allowing, aim to have it up and running later this year.


“The screenings at Strathearn Arts”, explained Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife “provide access to films for many who would otherwise miss out and this funding will open up their services to a wider audience still.”


About Screen Scotland

Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland. Sitting within Creative Scotland, it is a partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, working in close collaboration with the sector to ensure its success. With funding from Scottish Government and The National Lottery, Screen Scotland is driving the cultural, social and economic development of all aspects of the sector in Scotland, through enhanced funding, services and support. For further information, please visit screen.scot and follow us @screenscots on Twitter and Instagram.

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