Data breach at Ticketmaster poses risk of identity theft

03 Jul 2018

Affected customers, whom the ticket seller has reportedly already contacted, have been advised to change their passwords after the hackers stole information which may include payment details, names and addresses.

Arts Council England board member strip searched by police

02 Jul 2018

Spoken word artist George the Poet said the unprovoked incident took place last Thursday after a performance in London, when police asked him about his car, searched it for weapons and put him in a van. Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott expressed sympathy, tweeting that similar random stops end up poisoning police-community relations.

Scotland plans to make culture central to policy-making

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29 Jun 2018

A draft of the first Scottish culture strategy to be produced in a decade reveals plans for a new cultural leadership post within Government and new ways of funding the arts.

Part of charred Glasgow School of Art building to be demolished

29 Jun 2018

Glasgow City Council has confirmed it will take down the south façade of the Mackintosh building for safety reasons following a major fire two weeks ago.

Arts and health charity CoolTan Arts to cease trading

29 Jun 2018

The charity is closing due to financial difficulties, according to a letter seen by publication Third Sector. It follows multiple allegations of bullying and harassment amongst staff and board members, which are currently being reviewed by an employment tribunal.

Residential development threatens future of The Stables

29 Jun 2018

The Milton Keynes venue has raised concerns that plans to build three-storey flats opposite its entrance could result in noise complaints and licensing constraints that impact its activities.

UCL’s Bloomsbury Theatre to re-open this year

29 Jun 2018

Three years after the theatre closed for a 12-month renovation, London’s Bloomsbury Theatre has announced it will re-open in December with a programme of commercial shows and student productions.

Small charities key to public sector success, research finds

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29 Jun 2018

A new report is calling on public service commissioners to offer charities grants instead of contracts to protect their distinctive offer to society.

Roundhouse outlines vision for £15m centre for young creatives

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28 Jun 2018

The London arts venue still needs to find £5m to begin work on the project, which would provide space and support to 18 to 30 year olds looking to start a career in the creative industries.

New £1m archive of UK’s disability arts opens to public

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28 Jun 2018

The online National Disability Arts Collection and Archive is billed as the first archive in the world to offer a major retrospective of disabled people’s art and activism.

Widen definition of culture to engage young people, report says

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28 Jun 2018

New research into the cultural consumption habits of teenagers finds tattoos and Netflix are part of their understanding of culture.

Dance helps young people feel happier and reduce stress, research finds

28 Jun 2018

Young people from a deprived area of Leeds experienced an increase in confidence and wellbeing after taking part in free weekly dance sessions, according to new research by Yorkshire Dance and the University of Leeds.

‘Safeguarding concerns’ behind closure of Eastbourne theatre

28 Jun 2018

East Sussex County Council has not renewed the lease for the operators of the Under Ground Theatre and all future events at the 150-seat venue have been cancelled. A source told The Stage that this was prompted by ‘safeguarding concerns’.

Old Vic offers ‘guardians’ programme to other theatres

27 Jun 2018

The informal reporting scheme for inappropriate behaviour is now available to arts venues across the country. The free training has been offered by law firm Lewis Silkin, which conducted the investigation into historic allegations of inappropriate behaviour against former Artistic Director Kevin Spacey.

Tech company develops real-time VR theatre experience

27 Jun 2018

The project, billed as a mixture between gaming and interactive theatre, will see actors perform live while audiences watch and interact with them from home using virtual reality headsets.

‘World’s best teacher’ uses prize money to bring arts into London schools

27 Jun 2018

Art teacher Andria Zafirakou, who earlier this year won $1m through the Varkey Foundation’s global teacher prize, will use the money to recruit ‘artists in residence’ for schools in deprived communities.

Arts centre features in plans to revitalise Bishop's Stortford

27 Jun 2018

A council-led project to re-develop the town centre has secured almost £10m from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Proposals include a new leisure quarter with bars and an arts and public sector hub, which the council hopes will address under-investment in local arts and culture.

MPs call for more transparency over Lottery sales and spend

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22 Jun 2018

A letter signed by 30 Labour MPs expresses concern that National Lottery ticket buyers are subsidising arts and community projects in cities while their own areas miss out.

Arts organisations tell parliament about social impact of culture

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22 Jun 2018

The first evidence session of a parliamentary inquiry has been accompanied by the release of 235 pieces of written evidence.

Inquiry slams Creative Scotland over management failure

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22 Jun 2018

MSPs are “very concerned” by the national arts funder’s handling of its Regular Funding application process.

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