Arts news round-up
10 February 2016
THE GUARDIAN VIEW ON ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA: JOIN THE CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
Opera houses rely on singers the way hospitals rely on doctors. Managements are putting core purposes at risk
DISNEY SHARES SLIDE DESPITE STAR WARS BOOST
Disney shares fell over 4% in after-hours trading despite rising profits, as the performance of ESPN raised concern about the company's outlook.
PINEWOOD STUDIOS CONSIDERS £250M SALE
Studio known for hosting James Bond, Superman and the Star Wars sequel trilogy has launched a strategic review
DRAMA STUDENTS TARGETED WITH COUNCIL TAX DEMANDS
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.
EDWARD BOND: ‘ENGLISH THEATRE IS DEAD’
Veteran playwright Edward Bond has struck out at the state of English theatre, claiming it is patronising, childish and serves no function.
CULTURAL VENUES LEND SUPPORT TO EDINBURGH VISITOR TAX PLAN
A group representing eight of Edinburgh’s leading publicly subsidised cultural venues has added its support to the idea of a city visitor tax.