Arts news round-up
17 May 2013
OLDER WOMEN PRESENTERS ARE 'MISSING' FROM TV
BBC NEWS ON-LINE
New figures show that less than six per cent of TV presenters in the UK aged over 50 are women.
HI-DE-HI! ACTOR PAUL SHANE DIES
BBC NEWS ON-LINE
Paul Shane, the actor famous for starring in the 1980s BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died, his agent has confirmed.
PAUL SHANE, STAR OF HI-DE-HI!, DIES
Paul Shane, who played the holiday camp compere Ted Bovis in the classic sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died at the age of 72.
HOLLYWOOD SILENCES LEADING LADIES AS SPEAKING ROLES FOR WOMEN SLUMP
"Mr DeMille, I'm ready for my close up…now give me something to say." Speaking roles for women in Hollywood blockbusters have fallen to their lowest level in five years, a new report has found.
EMELI SANDE ENJOYS DOUBLE WIN AT IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS
Her hit song Next To Me was named best song musically and lyrically, and also won the prize for most performed work.
SOFIA COPPOLA DISMISSES BLING RING GANG CRITICISM
Director Sofia Coppola has shrugged off criticism from one of the women who inspired her new film The Bling Ring.
LEWES MUSIC FESTIVAL IN RE-ENTRY U-TURN
Visitors to a music festival in East Sussex are to be allowed to leave and re-enter the site after local traders persuaded organisers to review plans.
HLF REJECTS £10M SOUTHBANK CENTRE BID
The Southbank Centre has failed to secure more than £10 million towards its £120 million redevelopment project after the Heritage Lottery Fund rejected its bid.
JANE ASHER CAST IN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AT REGENT’S PARK
Jane Asher, Charlotte Wakefield and Michael Xavier are all to appear in productions being staged at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London this summer.
MADE IN SCOTLAND FRINGE PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED
A play about the London riots of 2011 and a piece of dance theatre initially created for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad are among more than a dozen productions to feature in the Scottish Government-funded Made in Scotland programme for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
HELEN BALL NAMED CEO OF THE CIVIC IN BARNSLEY
She takes up her post with immediate effect, replacing Fergus Justice-Mills who left in October.
ARTS CENTRE SET TO OPEN ON LONDON’S SHAFTESBURY AVENUE
A disused former chapel in the heart of London’s West End is to reopen as a temporary performance space next month, with plans being developed to turn the iconic building into a permanent “experimental” arts venue for the capital.