Southwark Playhouse has begun accepting donations in the digital currency, and hopes to roll out the move to its box office and bar. It is thought to be the first venue in the capital to accept Bitcoin payments.
The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre will be tasked with delivering robust evidence around shared issues and concerns facing policy makers, businesses and other organisations in the sector.
Sadiq Khan has commissioned reports on the potential impact of Brexit on London for nine key sectors, including culture and the creative industries. The reports will model five scenarios, ranging from remaining in the EU through to a hard Brexit with no transition period.
Campaign group BP or Not BP installed a giant crack on the floor of the British Museum and sang Christmas carols with altered lyrics to highlight the role of the oil company in melting permafrost around the globe.
Speaking to The Times, Derek Mackay, Scotland’s Finance Minister, said the country had “put our money where our mouth is” with regard to culture, and those assuming there will be a cut “should maybe wait and see the budget”.