Total run time: 41 minutes 54 seconds.
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About The Londonist…
The Londonist is a blog which is “about London and everything that happens in it.”
Stuart Black runs the Londonist theatre listings for the site and is a reviewer for the arts.
Rachel Holdsworth is the comedy editor at the Londonist.
Here are a list of the questions we covered…
- What is the criteria to get listed on The Londonist? And is that just for comedy or for all types of shows? What should you include in your email? [4 mins]
- What advice would you give to a performer for getting listed on Londonist? [4 mins]
- Sometimes they may run a small feature on ‘who to watch’ or ‘rising stars in 2015′ etc. – how do those get ‘found’ by the Londonist – competition winners? recommendations? people who have contacted and badgered you? [20 mins 11 secs]
- Do your readers thank you for recommending shows and giving feedback? [22 mins 36 secs]
- What are the lead times to get listed ? (ie how early should I need to contact you to get my event listed?) [34 mins 41 secs]
- What does it take to get a review from the Londonist? [4 mins]
- What advice would you give a performer to getting the attention of Londonist for a review? [4 mins]
- Do you prefer to review previews or finished shows? [8 mins 57 secs]
- What do you think of star rating systems? You guys don’t use them, is there a reason for that? [11 mins 43 secs]
- What do you make of pull quotes? [13 mins 53 secs]
- What would make a 5-star review? [25 mins 50 secs]
- Joseph Morpurgo Odessa
Writing for the Londonist…
- How to pitch to the Londonist for writing articles, who to pitch to, what they’re looking for and what they’re NOT looking for. The do’s and do-not’s for contacting the editorial team. [14 mins 40 secs]
- How does someone become a freelancer? [2 mins 37 secs]
- What kind of shows do you enjoy watching? [24 mins 33 secs]
- If I wanted you to come and watch my show what is the best way of telling you about it? [27 mins 36 secs]
- Have you found it easier to build a community around a niche (London, which I know isn’t a niche, but it’s specialising) ? [30 mins 20 secs]
- What advice would you give to performers building an audience? Which platforms have you found work best and for what content? [30 mins 20 secs]
- Pub crawls
- Does the Londonist run any events of its own? Would they consider it in the future? [31 mins 26 secs]
- Would you ever have “Londonist festival”? [31 mins 14 secs]
- A brief history of the Londonist [28 mins 10 secs]
- What sites would you recommend / read outside of yours? [34 mins 41 secs]
- The Standard
- The Guardian
- Recommended Books [ 33 mins 42 secs]
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