Arts news round-up
6 December 2016
BLACK WOMAN VETOED FOR CHANNEL 4 JOB WAS ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND DEPUTY CHIEF
Althea Efunshile was only candidate rejected for broadcaster’s board – while culture secretary approved four white men
MATTHEW BOURNE’S NEW ADVENTURES TO MARK 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A YEAR OF SHOWS
New Adventures will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with a year-long programme of productions, which includes a variety performance of Matthew Bourne's earliest works.
THEATRE ROYAL WINCHESTER APPOINTS DERYCK NEWLAND AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Deryck Newland has been named new chief executive of the Theatre Royal Winchester, taking over from Mark Courtice.
LOCAL ARTS CASH CUT BY 27% SINCE 2010 BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT CUTS, CLAIMS LABOUR
Local government spending on culture and heritage in England has dropped by £165 million since 2010, according to new figures from Labour.
OLD VIC 12 DEVELOPMENT SCHEME INDUCTS SECOND BATCH OF CREATIVES
The Old Vic in London has announced the recipients of its Old Vic 12 development programme for its second year.
HULL THEATRE COMPANIES TO SHOWCASE WORK IN LONDON
Theatre companies from Hull are to showcase their work in London as part of the City of Culture festival in 2017.
LADY GAGA SAYS SHE HAS PTSD AFTER BEING RAPED AT 19
US pop star Lady Gaga says she has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since being raped at the age of 19.
JIMMY KIMMEL TO HOST 2017 OSCARS
It will be the first time the US comedian and talk show host has fronted the ceremony, which takes place on 26 February.
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM TO DISPLAY TOMMY COOPER'S FEZ
A red fez hat worn by Tommy Cooper during his comedy routines is to go on display following an appeal by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).
DISNEY'S MOANA CONTINUES US BOX OFFICE REIGN
Disney animation Moana is top of the North American box office for the second week in a row.