Arts news round-up
28 May 2015
NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR CHESHIRE PERFORMS ARTS CENTRE
A Cheshire arts company has appointed a new artistic director ahead of its move to a new £37m cultural centre.
INTERNET OVERTAKES TV AS MOST COMPLAINED-ABOUT ADVERTISING MEDIUM
ASA says record level of complaints last year was partly due to the use of Twitter and Facebook to drive campaigns against controversial adverts
DAILY MAIL'S ATTACK ON 'BBC LEFTIES' DOESN'T QUITE STACK UP
Rightwing paper says corporation spends £2,500 a week on the Guardian – but fails to mention it buys almost the same number of copies of the Mail
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND TO INCREASE RATIO OF FUNDING OUTSIDE LONDON
Darren Henley, new chief executive, to announce ‘significant shift’ in investment to the regions whilst also calling for continued public funding for the arts
CAPITAL DEVELOPERS GIVEN CULTURAL ‘CALL TO ACTION’
MAJOR developments in Scotland’s capital will be told to incorporate cultural elements in their plans in future under a drive to bolster Edinburgh’s artistic scene.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND DELAYS YORK THEATRE ROYAL REOPENING
York Theatre Royal has delayed its reopening and relocated its annual pantomime after archaeological remains were found beneath the building.
PERFECT PITCH LAUNCHES £125K CROWDFUNDING BID FOR MUSICALS
Theatre company Perfect Pitch has launched a crowdfunding scheme aimed at enabling it to stage a minimum of two new British musicals.
POST-APOLLO CEILING CHECKS TO COST UK THEATRES UP TO £15M
Theatres around the UK face initial costs of up to £50,000 each to implement new guidelines aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2013 partial ceiling collapse at the West End’s Apollo Theatre.
ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA NAMED TOP UNIVERSITY FOR DRAMA TRAINING
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has been ranked as the UK’s number one university for studying drama and dance.