- Ismene was a musician and political journalist before becoming the Daily Telegraph's dance critic for 15 years. She regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio on dance and is a longstanding judge on the Theatrical Management Association annual awards. She also writes on classical music and theatre. She created the original dummy of theartsdesk.com and was its Site Coordinator for two years. She is the dance hub for The Arts Desk
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FORUM We now have a forum! Fill your boots...
What is TAD? If we are going to attract (more) advertisers, (more) readers and (some) investors, we are going to need to be clearer on what we ARE - things have naturally shifted over the years, so we need to start thinking about an up-to-date mission statement. Can you please share here what you think TAD's most important qualities are? Not how you would like it to be, or how you think it should be presented, but how it is now - how do you describe it to someone you meet at a party?
BOOKS We need to dip a toe into book coverage. People who read a lot of books are the kind of people who read long articles - they read Granta and LRB and McSweenys publications. It also gives us more opportunity to put ourselves about at literary events, literary festivals etc.
First test This is just to see that the forum is working