Arts news round-up
25 November 2015
UK DRAMA TRAINING FACES CRISIS AFTER MASS EXODUS FROM ACCREDITATION BODY
Industry body Drama UK has lost almost a third of its member schools in the last three months, amid reports of tension and concerns about high accreditation fees.
LINBURY PRIZE ANNOUNCES 2015 SHORTLIST FOR DESIGNERS
The shortlist for the 2015 Linbury Prize for Stage Design has been announced.
CHEEK BY JOWL APPOINTS ELEANOR LANG AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
She will take over from Beth Byrne in the role, who is leaving the theatre company to join the Southbank Centre as executive producer in December.
LONDON THEATRES BACK CAMPAIGN AGAINST TICKET FRAUD
The Society of London Theatre is backing a campaign aimed at combating ticketing fraud in the entertainment sector.
CULTURE SECTOR IS ‘FACING A 30% CUT’ – LABOUR
Labour is predicting a 30% cut to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in the imminent spending review, warning that such a reduction would "decimate" the arts.
CAROL LEADS INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
Cate Blanchett romance Carol leads the way at next year's Independent Spirit Awards with six nominations.
DOCTOR WHO: MATT LUCAS AND GREG DAVIES JOIN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Little Britain's Matt Lucas and The Inbetweeners' star Greg Davies are joining the cast of Doctor Who for this year's Christmas special.
JEREMY CLARKSON'S TOP GEAR YEARS TO FEATURE IN BBC SPECIAL
It is not known whether Top Gear: From A to Z will include ‘F for fracas’, a description used by BBC for incident in which presenter assaulted producer
STEVEN SPIELBERG HAS 'SHAPED AMERICA'S STORY', SAYS PRESIDENT OBAMA
President Obama awards Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, to filmmaker Steven Spielberg and to musicians James Taylor, Barbra Streisand and Gloria Estefan