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Sep 10

Here’s one from close to home as reported in CX Magazine in 2010. Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane with too much water and not enough attention to detail. “Not sure who’s stage it was”, says our source, “but suffice to say there’s a couple of new-breed cheapo stage companies in town who think it’s still about…

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Sep 10

If no one is hurt and the insurer pays up, is that the end, asked Julius Grafton in CX Magazine September 2010: CX has collated a known list of accidents and incidents including the two horrific stage deaths in Sydney – the Her Majesty’s Theatre mechanist and the Star City ASM. We recently asked for…

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Apr 10

Source: CX Magazine April 2010 By Julius Grafton. How ‘flame retardant’ are your drapes? We purchased some new ones for our campus theatre space recently and I had a lot of discourse getting quotes from four vendors. We needed to be certain that our new black drapes were treated and as safe as possible for…

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Apr 10

Source: CX Magazine April 2010 By Julius Grafton. For a short time in 2005 we ran a crewing agency called Go Crew. For a tasty $1,100 Telstra sold us 1800-GOCREW as a phone number. It all seemed too good, and we got a run of gigs. We supplied crew, drove around Sydney at dumb hours…

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Apr 10

Source: CX Magazine April 2010 In this day of ‘I have scratched my toe we must sue someone immediately’ how many venues are working with clients to ensure that risks are properly managed? By Stephen Dean. Do venues go through evacuation procedures with the clients, like the Stage manager or production coordinator? Do they check…

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Apr 09

Published in CX Magazine 15 April 2009. There is a very good reason why there are so few “old” theatres still standing around the world. They are all susceptible to fire. Full of potential fuels and ignition sources in the form of paints, wood, curtains and upholstery, electrical equipment, and so on; throw in candle…

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Nov 06

By Matt Doherty published in CX Magazine 15 November 2006 With today’s music events relying so heavily on certifications and the ‘sign off’ by accredited engineers, it is important that discussion be kept alive when issues that can affect safety come up. One of the most important items of infrastructure that we employ when building…

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Oct 06

Source: CX Magazine October 2006 By Matt Doherty. It is so often the case that here in Australia we feel that we are a step behind the rest of the world. We are a small market and the ‘tyranny of distance’ takes its toll. Often a major show or tour will not include Australia in…

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Dec 03

Setting up for the concert, and a ‘cracking’ noise says it’s all over. Work stops. What now? By Julius Grafton Connections Magazine January 2003: The Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide (Tuesday 3 December) was moved at the last minute to Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The previous night as riggers flew up…

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