6 October 2013
Funding for the BBC's arts coverage will go up by 20%, the broadcaster's director general is to announce.
3 October 2013
Dear artists and makers of Bristol,
We’ve announced that we’re preparing to seek planning permission to improve and open up the Theatre’s public areas with an exciting refurbishment, to be completed in 2016, the theatre’s 250th anniversary year.
28 August 2013
The careers of popular entertainers and presenters are being put at risk because of the high prices their agents are demanding for them, a leading TV producer has warned.
27 August 2013
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has closed its most successful year with a record 1,943,493 tickets issued, up 4.6% on 2012 – and 3.5% up on the previous record in 2011.
23 August 2013
Kevin Spacey has said that despite his Oscar winning career in film, and his current commitment to making and starring in the second 13-part series of House of Cards for Netflix, he still finds theatre a “more liberating” artistic form.
22 August 2013
A Channel 4 drama set in the 1680s is currently filming in Bristol.
New Worlds stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Freya Mavor (Skins, The White Queen), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Joe Dempsie (Southcliffe, Game of Thrones) as young idealists during the Restoration period.
The production is currently based at Redcliffe Wharf (below), and filming has taken place near the Ostrich pub.
22 August 2013
Kevin Spacey has crticised the arts sector for failing to nurture the next generation of creatives, claiming more should be done to “seek out new talent”.
8 August 2013
Local authority support for culture will fall by a further £124 million in 2013/14, according to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
3 August 2013
One of Britain's leading playwrights has said funding cuts could be "a good thing" for the arts because artists would be less "safe and well behaved".
25 July 2013
Almost half of London's small theatres feel "insecure" about their financial future and a third fear their venues could be sold, a study has found.