The official first edition of Lowdown was published in July 1979. It reflected an incredible energy in the sector in The International Year of the Child. In a new double column format, there was information on the Inroads Project, the Festival of Student Theatre, a TIE Inquiry, National Music Theatre Seminar, Youth Affairs Council, children’s talent schools and in-depth articles from Germany and Canada. In this issue, Brown also separates his roles for the first time, referring to himself as the Editor within the publication rather than as the AYPAA National Consultant.
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