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27 March 2015

Press cuttingsENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS COULD CUT ARTS COSTS
ARTS PROFESSIONAL
ACE-funded organisations saved £1.25m in energy costs last year and the number of organisations engaged with environmental sustainability is growing.
http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/environmental-savings-could-cut-arts-costs

BARBICAN ARTS CENTRE SETS STAGE FOR FIVE-YEAR TRANSFORMATION SAYS BOSS NICHOLAS KENYON
EVENING STANDARD
The next five years will see a great 'boost to the venue' with a new orchestra boss Simon Rattle, Crossrail and the London Film School moving in
http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/attractions/barbican-arts-centre-sets-stage-for-fiveyear-transformation-says-boss-nicholas-kenyon-10132182.html

UK FIRST COUNTRY IN WORLD WHERE HALF OF ALL AD SPEND IS ON DIGITAL MEDIA
GUARDIAN
Digital advertising is expected to grow by 12% this year to £8.1bn, according to eMarketer
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/mar/27/half-ad-spend-digital-media

BBC'S DIANE COYLE CALLS FOR AN END TO THE TOP-SLICING OF THE LICENCE FEE
GUARDIAN
Outing Trust vice-chair warns against further erosion of corporation’s independence and says she was surprised not to be shortlisted for the chair’s job
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/mar/26/bbc-diana-coyle-licence-fee

WHY IS HOLLYWOOD SUFFERING ANOTHER GAY PANIC ATTACK?
GUARDIAN
Will Ferrell’s new film Get Hard is underpinned by an uneasy homophobia that takes comedy back to a pre-bromance era
http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2015/mar/26/ferrell-get-hard-why-is-hollywood-suffering-another-gay-panic-attack

 
HEAVYWEIGHT REPORT DEMANDS FUTURE GOVERNMENT PROTECTS ARTS CASH
STAGE
A wide-ranging policy review of the creative industries has called on the next government to treat culture as a priority sector and “strongly champion the intrinsic value of the arts”.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/heavyweight-report-demands-future-government-protects-arts-cash/

SAM MENDES’ PRODUCTION COMPANY ON VERGE OF SALE
STAGE
Neal Street Productions, creators of television’s Call the Midwife and producers of West End hits Enron, Shrek the Musical and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is in the final stages of being sold.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/sam-mendes-production-company-verge-sale/

UK THEATRE DRAWS UP ARTS WISH LIST FOR NEXT GOVERNMENT
STAGE
UK Theatre has drawn up an arts policy wish list for the incoming government.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/uk-theatre-draws-arts-wish-list-next-government/

LEADING INDUSTRY DANCE BODIES TO MERGE
STAGE
A single “go-to industry body” for the dance sector is to be created by the merger of four leading dance support organisations.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/leading-industry-dance-bodies-merge/

HIDDEN THEATRE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE TO BE RESTORED
STAGE
A hidden Victorian theatre at Alexandra Palace will be repaired and restored after the venue was awarded an £18.8 million grant from Heritage Lottery Fund.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/hidden-theatre-alexandra-palace-restored/ 

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