Festival To Offer E-Programmes

January 12, 2011

green computer leafThe Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts is turning over a new leaf this year, and using technology to offer more environmentally friendly programmes.

Festival-goers in 2011 will be able to read the full performance programmes on their phones. This move to electronic programmes saves printing over 12,000 multi-page programmes.

When you arrive at Festival performances this year, the playbill you receive will have a barcode that will enable you to download the electronic programme into your phone, where you can easily read it. The service will be free.

If you don’t want to read e-programmes on your phone they will also be available online at the Festival website.

The e-programmes will appear two days prior to each performance, so audience members can read them before they head out to the show.

The Festival say they have introduced this initiative to be more environmentally friendly, however, if you feel you must, you can print the programmes from the website.

The introduction of the e-programmes only replaces the multi-page programme that was previously given out at Festival performances. Single sheet playbills that name the performers and provide a synopsis of the show will be handed to each Festival attendee at every performance.

“We encourage Festival-goers this year to join our effort to be more environmentally friendly and take advantage of our new e-programme service,” said a Festival spokesman. “We urge you to read it beforehand and during the breaks, but will
remind you that all phones must be switched off once the performance is underway.”

The 36th annual Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts will host 13 acts this year in an array of disciplines from popular music, modern dance, flamenco, opera, classical music, jazz and even magic. It will run from January 18 – March 1, 2011.

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