The Society of London Theatre is reviewing its process for including names in the ‘In Memoriam’ section of its Olivier Awards ceremony after unintentionally omitting the theatre director, who died last year aged 86.
Unions have warned that new government funding for the most talented young musicians, dancers and actors will do nothing to address the needs of the majority of pupils, as arts subjects are squeezed to the margins of the school curriculum.
The National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers, set up in 2007 and funded by Arts Council England until 2012, has closed. Its website, which shares guidance on running studios and outreach programmes, will remain live.
Plans to open Hebridean arts centre An Lanntair seven days a week have been criticised by more than 250 residents on the Isle of Lewis, who state the change would lead to “further erosion of our heritage and unique culture as regards a peaceful Sunday”.
Two people who complained about inappropriate behaviour by the company’s Artistic Director, Ramin Gray, have criticised the apparent lack of progress in the investigation, which was launched in November 2017.
Management firm Band Management Universal has come under fire for apparent fraud after charging up to £4k for services yet failing to deliver on marketing and production promises. The Musicians Union described it as the worst example of music fraud in the past two decades.
A High Court judgement found that noise from brass instruments positioned directly behind a viola player in the orchestra pit had caused ‘acoustic shock’, and that the Royal Opera House was culpable under statutory regulations of control of noise at work. It had offered hearing protectors for players but did not make their use compulsory.