Arts news round-up
9 October 2015
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF FINAL GETS BIGGEST TV AUDIENCE OF THE YEAR
Nadiya Jamir Hussain’s victory in BBC baking contest pulls in a record average of more than 13 million viewers
ARE THESE THE 10 BEST SHAKESPEARE SCREEN ADAPTATIONS?
Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, joins Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet and Orson Welles’s Chimes at Midnight in my top 10 films based on the Stratford playwright’s works
LIZA MINNELLI TAKES 200-MILE UBER RIDE TO US CONCERT
The Cabaret and Arthur star was due to play in Wilmington, North Carolina, last Saturday but her flight turned back after encountering rough weather.
STAR WARS COMPOSER JOHN WILLIAMS TO RECEIVE FILM HONOUR
Star Wars composer John Williams is to receive the American Film Institute's (AFI) Lifetime achievement award.
BRUCE FORSYTH PULLS OUT OF VARIETY SHOW AFTER HOME FALL
The 87-year-old went to hospital following the fall and pulled out of presenting his BBC variety show Bruce's Hall Of Fame
EASTENDERS CASTS TRANSGENDER ACTOR IN TRANSGENDER ROLE ON UK TELEVISION
And when Kyle moves in briefly this month, and then back for good at the end of the year, he'll be making television history.
DEPUTY MAYOR FOR CULTURE: ‘CRITICISM OF LONDON ARTS FUNDING IS MISGUIDED’
London's deputy mayor for education and culture has defended the level of arts funding given to organisations in the capital.
PIERCE BROSNAN BACKS OVALHOUSE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Pierce Brosnan has thrown his weight behind a fundraising campaign to help south London venue Ovalhouse move to Brixton in 2017.
DEBORAH BULL CLAIMS ARTS ORGANISATIONS MISS OPPORTUNITIES TO WIDEN AUDIENCES
Ex-Royal Opera House creative director Deborah Bull has warned that treating art as “sacrosanct” can limit audiences.