A letter sent to the national funder’s Chief Executive, representing 80% of the organisation’s staff, challenges Chair John Edmund’s alleged refusal to assure the Government that the funder treats all communities fairly when allocating funding.
The Local Government Association has warned that a recent Government promise to increase teachers’ pay does not cover ‘centrally-employed teachers’ – most of whom provide music lessons. The pressure group says that an increase of 1% to 2.5% would cost up to £5.5m, meaning many councils would be forced to cut back on music tuition.
The new design for the Taunton venue will wrap around the existing building, creating a larger auditorium and a new flexible studio theatre, alongside a cinema, café, and gallery. The project is due to be completed in 2022.
Kassel city council has voted to remove the ‘Monument to Strangers and Refugees’ obelisk from the centre of the city. It bears the words “I was a stranger and you took me in” in English, Arabic, Turkish and German, and had become a target of right-wing anger. The decision follows strained negotiations between the council and the artist over the future of the artwork.
Two new Government documents explain how national museums will extend their reach throughout England more strategically, and how museums in general will be supported. The documents follow the publication of the Mendoza Review of museums last year.
Leeds Playhouse, the Hepworth Wakefield gallery, Northern Ballet and Leeds Young Film will partner with eight schools over a four-year period, with each arts organisation providing a different pair of schools with an artist in residence each year. A report assessing the personal and academic development of the students involved will be produced by the Policy Institute at King’s College London.
Plans to advertise a horse race on the sails of Sydney Opera House have provoked an angry backlash after the organisation was ordered to allow the projection by the New South Wales Premier. Sydney’s Lord Mayor criticised the move as “blatant commercialisation”, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the decision.
The free glasses, which deliver live captioning for people with hearing impairments, will initially be offered for the shows War Horse and Hadestown, before being made available for all new shows later this month.