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10 February 2016

Press cuttingsTHE GUARDIAN VIEW ON ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA: JOIN THE CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
GUARDIAN
Opera houses rely on singers the way hospitals rely on doctors. Managements are putting core purposes at risk
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/09/the-guardian-view-on-english-national-opera-join-the-chorus-of-disapproval 
 
DISNEY SHARES SLIDE DESPITE STAR WARS BOOST
BBC
Disney shares fell over 4% in after-hours trading despite rising profits, as the performance of ESPN raised concern about the company's outlook.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35535390 
 
PINEWOOD STUDIOS CONSIDERS £250M SALE
GUARDIAN
Studio known for hosting James Bond, Superman and the Star Wars sequel trilogy has launched a strategic review
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/feb/10/pinewood-studios-considers-250m-sale 
 
DRAMA STUDENTS TARGETED WITH COUNCIL TAX DEMANDS
STAGE
A performing arts college in Reading has warned that plans to charge its students council tax could prevent young people from training and set a precedent for similar schools.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/drama-students-targeted-with-council-tax-demands/ 
 
EDWARD BOND: ‘ENGLISH THEATRE IS DEAD’
STAGE
Veteran playwright Edward Bond has struck out at the state of English theatre, claiming it is patronising, childish and serves no function.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/edward-bond-english-theatre-is-dead/ 
 
CULTURAL VENUES LEND SUPPORT TO EDINBURGH VISITOR TAX PLAN
STAGE
A group representing eight of Edinburgh’s leading publicly subsidised cultural venues has added its support to the idea of a city visitor tax.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/cultural-venues-lend-support-to-edinburgh-visitor-tax-plan/ 
 
 

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