Arts and culture

Ray Kington & Bruce Spence

12 August 2021

COVID-19 & the Performing Arts

Performers such as actors and musicians are being particularly effected by COVID-19. We have two speakers who will brief us on what their respective organisations are doing to help address the plight of performers during the pandemic.

Bruce Spence, as Chairman of the Actors Benevolent Foundation, will explain the foundation’s work of providing assistance to actors, young and old, while Ray Kington, Station Manager at 2MBS Fine Music Sydney, will discuss how his radio station is supporting musicians and composers through awards, music education and the delivery of workshops and showcase broadcasts.

About the speakers

Bruce Spence

A renowned actor with a career spanning almost 50 years, including 100 films, multiple roles in theatre companies in Australia and internationally, as well as TV performances. Bruce Spence will tonight speak as Chairman of the Actors Benevolent Fund (ABF). He will explain the role of the ABF in providing multiple forms of assistance to actors, young and old, and all those associated with the Performing Arts during COVID-19 and beyond.

more about Bruce Spence /Actors Benevolent Fund

Ray Kington

A broadcast professional with a 23-year career in radio at stations including 4VL Charleville, Sun FM QLD, 3BA Ballarat, Hope 103.2 and most recently 2MBS Fine Music Sydney. In his role as Station Manager at 2MBS Fine Music Sydney, Ray is responsible for supporting music education and the promotion of Australian musicians and composers through a variety of award, scholarship and broadcast opportunities.

more about Ray Kington / Fine Music Sydney