Arts news round-up
24 November 2014
KATIE MORAG STAR CHERRY CAMPBELL IS YOUNGEST BAFTA WINNER AGED NINE
A nine-year-old actress who plays the title role in CBeebies show Katie Morag has become the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards.
JULIE WALTERS: 'PADDINGTON'S HERO IS A WOMAN IN HER SIXTIES'
The Oscar-nominated actress praised the portrayal of older women in the film of Michael Bond's bear
HOW THE EQUALITY ACT IS ACTUALLY THWARTING EQUALITY IN BROADCASTING
The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky all have plans to increase employment of minorities on screen and behind the scenes. So what is culture minister Ed Vaizey going to do to help them?
MORE THAN HALF OF INDEPENDENT SKY SHAREHOLDERS FAIL TO BACK BONUS PACKAGE
Stripping out votes of Murdoch-owned Fox, 55% of investors either voted against or abstained due to concerns about secrecy
HORNCHURCH THEATRE RESISTS POTENTIAL FUNDING CUTS OF £200,000
THE Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch is resisting changes to the way it operates after it was announced earlier this month that it could face funding cuts worth £200,000.
BRITISH CULTURE 'FLATLINING' AS FUNDS DWINDLE, SAYS ACADEMIC
Britain's prized cultural infrastructure could disintegrate after next year's election because of an over-reliance on the National Lottery and a lack of funding for the country's local arts scenes, according to one of the UK's leading cultural commentators.
THE WORLD LOVES OUR CREATIVES, SO LET’S BACK THEM IN BRITAIN
Leaders in all fields of the arts are launching a fightback to boost a success story that is made in Britain
QUEEN’S HALL FORCED TO TAKE DOWN ITS ADVERTS
One of Scotland’s leading performing arts venues is at loggerheads with city leaders after being forced to remove all advertising from the front of its building – thanks to the protests of a lone objector.
OPERA HOLLAND PARK COULD RECEIVE £5M FROM COUNCIL TO BECOME INDEPENDENT
Opera Holland Park could become independent from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with the help of a £5 million grant.
BILL TO BAN CIRCUS ANIMALS BLOCKED FOR FIFTH TIME
A bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses has been blocked for a fifth time in the House of Commons.