Arts news round-up
21 October 2014
BAKER STREET SAXOPHONE PLAYER RAPHAEL RAVENSCROFT DIES
Raphael Ravenscroft, 60, who found fame almost overnight following the release of the 1978 track, died following a suspected heart attack early on Sunday.
BBC RADIO 1'S LILY ALLEN SET BROKE SWEARING RULES
BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air at the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom has said.
TIDE IS HIGH WRITER AND SINGER JOHN HOLT DIES AT 67
Reggae vocalist John Holt, who sang the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, has died aged 67.
GOOGLE CHANGES 'TO FIGHT PIRACY' BY HIGHLIGHTING LEGAL SITES
Google has announced changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.
MPS URGED TO DECIDE WHETHER TO ACT OVER PHONE-HACKING EVIDENCE
Culture select committee requests action over three News International executives who gave it misleading evidence
RADIO 4 EXECUTIVE BEHIND LITTLE BRITAIN TO LEAVE BBC AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS
Caroline Raphael leaves position as commissioning editor after cost-saving restructure reduces post to three days a week role
BBC APPOINTS FRAN UNSWORTH AS WORLD SERVICE GROUP DIRECTOR
News executive will be first female director in service’s 82-year history, as Peter Horrocks steps down as global news head
SHOULD THEATRES ADOPT THE FILM CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM?
But do warning notices in theatres serve their purpose anymore or just give prospective audience members a reason not to go? Has theatre today adopted such a risk-averse attitude that it risks stifling creativity?
LEEDS GRAND FRAUD INVESTIGATION SEES TWO MEN CHARGED
Two men have been charged with conspiring to defraud the financially troubled Leeds Grand Theatre out of more than £178,000.
PARK THEATRE REVEALS NEW SPRING SEASON
Park Theatre has announced its spring season, including a co-production with Red Ladder Theatre Company and a play about the political demise of Margaret Thatcher.
DOES THE FUTURE OF ACE HANG IN THE BALANCE?
A year ago a considerable stink was kicked up by a report,Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital, which showed that Londoners are spoiled in terms of arts funding compared the regions.
YORK THEATRE ROYAL CANCELS MILLER PLAY TO PROVIDE MORE TIME FOR BUILDING WORK
York Theatre Royal has cancelled its forthcoming production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge to provide more time for a planned major refurbishment.