Monday, 10 December 2018
A survey by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) finds that 130 public libraries have closed in the last year, continuing a trend that has been ongoing since 2010. Cipfa’s CEO said libraries were “a canary in the coal mine for what is happening across the local government sector”.
Monday, 10 December 2018
Contractors have discovered a range of issues with the building, including rotted timber and damaged drains. The council, which has already dedicated £13.5m to the project, described the problems as “much, much worse” than expected.
Friday, 07 December 2018
Further investment from Creative Scotland and BBC Arts into the Edinburgh venue will support an expansion of its artist development programme, allowing it to double the number of artist labs.
Thursday, 06 December 2018
Burnley Empire Theatre, the only purpose-built Victorian theatre in East Lancashire, and which has been on the Theatres Trust Theatres at Risk register since 2006, has been bought by Burnley Empire Limited – a friends group backed by the National Trust and the Theatres Trust.
Thursday, 06 December 2018
Research by ComRes found that 69% of people who had attended a live ticketed event in the past year agree measures should be put in place to stop people taking pictures and videos during performances. But more than a third also said recording on their phone is an important part of the live experience.
Tuesday, 04 December 2018
A collaboration between the city council and the foundation’s Momentum Music Fund will award one musician £15k and two other artists up to £5k each, alongside mentoring from national experts and support from Momentum partners.
Tuesday, 04 December 2018
After ten years of activity in the city’s west end, Creative Scotland-backed gallery The Common Guild has announced it will stop exhibiting in its space in Woodlands Terrace, and will seek a different a way of displaying work with better access.
Tuesday, 04 December 2018
The Royal Northern College of Music has responded to increasing complaints of mental health challenges across higher education – and among musicians as a whole – by employing a clinical psychologist and trained pianist as a lecturer focused on musicians’ health and wellbeing.
Monday, 03 December 2018
The local council has rejected an expression of interest from a community group wanting to refurbish the derelict building as a performance venue, and favours developing it as a site for testing driverless vehicles.
Monday, 03 December 2018
The organisation announced on Twitter that the 2019 ceremony has been cancelled, and that the awards themselves had “come to an end”. The initiative had been criticised for shortlisting a production that used white actors to portray Asian characters.
Friday, 30 November 2018
PRS Foundation’s Keychange initiative, which aims to encourage gender balance in festival lineups and the wider music industry, presented a manifesto to the European Parliament to seek backing for proposed changes to working conditions and recruitment practices for women in music.
Friday, 30 November 2018
The arts centre has submitted plans to Bristol City Council for a £12m revamp of “dead space” behind its building, which would create new work space for over 100 creatives, and add four storeys onto the current structure. It is expected the project would take four years to complete.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
One in five of the 3,000 respondents to research by recruitment firm The Mandy Network had not been paid in the entertainment industry over the past six months. Half took on unpaid work every year and 63% earned less than £5k from acting jobs in the past year.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
The Edge Foundation report urges the Government to restore creative subjects to the heart of the curriculum and to encourage schools which promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
Despite widespread support when the full-time company was launched in 2016, the theatre has said the idea will be on “pause” in 2019 and will not be renewed in the immediate future. A spokesperson for the Everyman said the experiment of setting up a rep company was “liberating” but also challenging, putting a strain on resources.

Pages