MASTERCLASS AT LIPA
Haydn Bendall reports…
JAMES was invited by LIPA (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) to put together a panel of four JAMES working group members. Haydn Bendall, Dave Harries, Tony Platt and Dennis Weinreich made up the panel and discussed their various views and experience with the LIPA students on Thursday 1st. Feb. The panel travelled to Liverpool the evening before the seminar and was accommodated at the well-known "ADELPHI" hotel; its charm has not changed over the last 30 years!

We were shown around the very impressive facility by LIPA’s Jon Thornton and actually had a great day talking to the students. The theatre was put at our disposal and it was quite a thrill to be on the same stage that Charles Dickens had once given a reading from. The discussion was very open and was expertly moderated by Tony Platt, who had designed a format for the day. The conversation ranged from the panel’s opinions on how the training and disciplines of producers, engineers, studio designers and owners have evolved over the past thirty years to the royalty rates one can expect from digital downloads.
masterclass at LIPA
We think that what impressed the students was the fact that four old guys could rattle on quite as enthusiastically as they did!
What impressed the panel was not only the facility but the extremely enjoyable and intelligent students themselves, who asked searching questions and made the day very useful to all participants. We think that what impressed the students was the fact that four old guys could rattle on quite as enthusiastically as they did!