Friday, 16 November 2018
Arts Council of Wales Chief Executive Nick Capaldi said the theatre must respond to ongoing debates about the prevalence of Welsh artists in its work by scrutinising its programming choices and looking at how it is marketing shows and developing audiences. This follows news earlier this week that 200 artists had backed accusations made by scores of Welsh playwrights that the organisation is... read more
Thursday, 15 November 2018
As part of a series of events and community consultation days, the venue – which closed this summer for a £49m revamp – is asking the public for ideas on its role in Bristol and for new potential names.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
1,200 fewer pupils were taught to play a musical instrument in Scottish schools in 2017/18 compared to the year before, according to new research. The news comes as an increasing number of local authorities either introduce or increase their charges for the lessons.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Roco, the £1.2m arts complex which opened in 2015 and offered 40 artist studios and a gallery, has stopped trading after running out of cash.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Contemporary painting group Lot 5 Collective is inviting anyone who attends its new exhibition to deface the painting, which had been shown at the National Portrait Gallery. It was painted by artist Helen Masacz, herself a member of the collective.
Monday, 12 November 2018
Architects have drawn up plans to support a bid for a £4.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a revamp of the 125-year-old Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston. The project, estimated to cost £10.7m in total, would include developing a central ground floor activity hub as well as improved spaces for events, exhibitions, and meetings.
Monday, 12 November 2018
Venues across the UK will be using live captioning for performances this week as part of a national campaign, but charity Stagetext says that more work needs to be done to make the arts accessible to hearing impaired audiences.
Friday, 09 November 2018
Following a £1.3m redevelopment, Leith Walk Studios will open as a flexible workspace for businesses, entrepreneurs and artists in a former tram depot that has not been used for 60 years.
Friday, 09 November 2018
The current owner of the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End has withdrawn from plans to sell the venue to Cameron Mackintosh after receiving higher offers. Mackintosh had been planning to transform the building into a flexible space named the Sondheim Theatre.
Friday, 09 November 2018
Michael Buffong, Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre Company, said he was always aware of Lennon’s ‘unique and complicated story’ and that he had sought legal advice before deciding that the director, who has white heritage but identifies as mixed race, was eligible for a scheme aimed at BAME professionals.
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Well-known critic of Russian censorship, Kirill Serebrennikov, faces up to a decade in prison following accusations of embezzling £1.5m from a theatre project. His arrest last year raised fears of a crackdown on artistic freedom in the country.
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
A City Council fund originally set up in the wake of the city’s unsuccessful bid for UK City of Culture 2021 will be cut by 50% next year to £100k, but local politicians say the difference will be met by volunteers, businesses and external agencies.
Tuesday, 06 November 2018
Poorer children are half as likely to take music lessons as those from better-off families, a new study by the Musicians Union has concluded. The findings come as musician John Thirkell warns the Government that music education “has been thrown to the wolves” in the UK.
Tuesday, 06 November 2018
The King’s Theatre will close for two years and see capacity reduced from 1,300 to 1,100 to provide more space for hospitality. The box office, which was revamped six years ago, will be replaced with a new café bar.
Monday, 05 November 2018
Ten members of Artistic Directors for the Future, a programme supporting theatre professionals from diverse backgrounds, will be granted access to the boardrooms of five venues over a four-month period to help them build relationships and develop insights.

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