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Over the opening weekend of Deloitte Ignite the Royal Opera House is collaborating with Wikimedia UK to present a two-day drop-in editathon for all Deloitte day-pass holders, with a focus on improving Wikipedia’s entries on backstage crafts. Explore key resources, talk to Wikipedia experts and catch the editing bug.
Saturday 5 September 11am–5pm
Sunday 6 September 11am–4pm
THE STUDY (Paul Hamlyn Hall Balcony)
Wikipedia is an amazing resource, but it’s a work in progress. Backstage craft is one of the areas that is currently under-represented – improving this is one way to help understanding and appreciation of stagecraft around the world.
There will be key resources for a wide variety of backstage crafts, including armoury, costumes, lighting, make-up, prop making, scenic construction, stage management, surtitling, wig making and more. Experienced Wikipedia editors will be on hand to guide you through the process and help you on your way to making Wikipedia a better place.
Some example articles that could be improved:
- Benesh Movement Notation
- Fly crew
- Fly system
- Running crew
- Scenic design
- Sound design
- Stage clothes
- Stage lighting
- Stage management
- Theatrical property
For further details see our WikiProject page.
The Stagecraft Editathon is free to holders of a Festival Day Pass.