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Posted on December 9, 2020

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A new fund, launched by the mother of a young dance student, aims to raise money for UK theatres by asking everyone for just £1. “I launched #theatrefor1pound to help the arts, in particular Northern Ballet and Leeds Playhouse, following the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Victoria Smith. “Theatre is for everyone and I wanted to encourage as many people as possible to help in a small way.

“The idea was that if everyone gave a £1 it would make a collective difference and the aim is to hopefully help other dance companies and theatres too. I am conscious we are all struggling and each individual and every industry has been affected by this situation, so wanted people to feel comfortable to donate £1.” Click here for the link for donations.

Pictured: Izzy Smith. Photograph: Victoria Smith. 

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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