Friday, 17 August 2018
In a letter to The Guardian, 14 arts leaders, including National Theatre Director Rufus Norris and playwright Caryl Churchill, described last week’s bombing of the Said al-Mishal Culture Centre by Israeli air forces as a “devastating loss for the already isolated community”.
Friday, 17 August 2018
£3m from Conwy Council, the European Union and the Welsh Government will be used to revamp Venue Cymru, including the addition of a new dance studio, conference rooms, and a reworked entrance foyer.
Thursday, 16 August 2018
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Head of Higher Education and Research at the organisation, said that commonly-used lighting and stage design techniques can put actors of colour at a disadvantage, and risk making them “merge into the background”. The comments have been criticised as “almost uneducated” by the Association of Lighting Designers, who said the Globe stage is simply illuminated to recreate... read more
Thursday, 16 August 2018
Roisin McDonough is suing the Department for Communities, Arts Council Northern Ireland (ACNI) and John Edmund, ACNI’s controversial Chair, on the basis of age discrimination.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
George Ferguson has described proposals to build a new arena north of the city as “lunatic” and “impossible for any self-respecting city planner to recommend”.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
CEO Janet Owen has announced she will leave the trust, following several redundancies and the voluntary departure of three trustees earlier in the year.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
The proposals would see the council-run Ferneham Hall reduce its main auditorium capacity and add a second auditorium, with control of the venue transferring to a leisure trust.
Monday, 13 August 2018
Cost and a lack of educational opportunities mean that aspiring working class actors are being “cut off in the bud”, said Maureen Beattie.
Monday, 13 August 2018
Three Egyptian curators due to speak at an international museum conference in Wales have been prevented from entering the UK.
Monday, 13 August 2018
UK touts face a further squeeze with the announcement that Live Nation is to shut down two European resale sites and replace them with a price-capped platform on its main Ticketmaster site.
Friday, 10 August 2018
A report by the Fair Fringe campaign finds “shameful” sharp practice by venues and promoters at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is exploiting workers and putting their physical and mental health at risk.    
Thursday, 09 August 2018
A clampdown on visas led to a dozen authors facing unprecedented barriers to visiting the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year, according to director Nick Barley, who had to work with MPs, MSPs, the British Council and Home Office staff to enable them to attend the festival.
Thursday, 09 August 2018
Critics have slammed the use of taxpayers' money to recruit an arts curator to place HS2-linked artwork along the route of the planned high speed rail link between London and Manchester. 
Thursday, 09 August 2018
The Belfast venue is planning major changes to 'Act 2', an extension which opened in 2006 but is currently under-used. These incude improvements to its external appearance, better flow to reduce bottlenecks, upgrades of the bar and toilets, and space for a permanent exhibition about the history of the building.
Thursday, 09 August 2018
The financial collapse of Performance Art Ventures C.I.C, which ran the Peterborough venue, means the lease will revert to a charitable trust which will continue running the venue for hire. "The strategy of filling the venue with a big and diverse programme was not matched by sufficient audience to cover it" they said.  

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