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Jenny Bishop


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RIO is committed to meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, and makes every effort to ensure our communications are accessible to everyone, including those with additional needs, including but not limited to visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. We can offer a translation service to enable anyone for whom English is not their first language to access our…

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Health and Safety

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Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) CIC and its subsidiaries recognise its duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and the accompanying protective legislation. We will endeavour to meet the requirements of this legislation so as to ensure that we maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Our staff are informed of their responsibilities to ensure they take all…

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RIO is committed to our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and to prevent radicalisation throughout the delivery of our work. RIO considers that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. In particular RIO will ensure that all staff in contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults or who have access to sensitive information…

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Planning permission granted for Market Hall development

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Plymouth City Council has granted planning permission for the £7million redevelopment of the Market Hall in Devonport, which will see the derelict Grade II listed building transformed into a cutting-edge space for digital skills, research, learning and entertainment. The Market Hall development is being led by RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – in partnership with Plymouth City Council, i-DAT at Plymouth…

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Don’t use schools for audience development

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By Lindsey Hall, Chief Executive of RIO: Fascinating to see the findings of the Europe-wide study on audience development and its recommendation that theatres and others seeking to build audiences should look to schools in The Stage this week. As the Arts Council’s bridge organisation for the SW, we work with schools and cultural organisations exploring opportunities for collaboration, partnerships…

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