Arts news round-up
28 August 2015
GECKO AND TOURETTESHERO CHOSEN FOR LIVE BBC THEATRE BROADCAST
Gecko and Touretteshero are among theatre companies chosen to perform in a two-hour live broadcast on BBC4.
BIRMINGHAM MAC FACES PROTESTS AGAINST RELIGIOUS GURU PLAY
A religious group is to stage a protest at an upcoming production at Mac in Birmingham, claiming the play vilifies their guru.
ALISTAIR SMITH: NEW THEATRE IS A WELCOME ADDITION
Does London need any more theatres? This is a pertinent question in light of the announcement by Nicks Hytner and Starr
EMERGING DIRECTORS TO WORK ON EASTENDERS AND CASUALTY IN NEW BBC SCHEME
Emerging directors will get to work on one of the BBC’s four long-running drama series as part of a new talent scheme.
BLANCHETT TO RECEIVE BFI FELLOWSHIP
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is to receive the BFI Fellowship for her contribution to film.
SOUNDCLOUD TO BE SUED OVER ROYALTIES
Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS) says it will pursue Soundcloud "through the courts" for unpaid royalties.
BAKE OFF STAR SUE PERKINS GIVES CULTURE SECRETARY A ROASTING OVER BBC CUTS
Encounter between Perkins and John Whittingdale was described as ‘feisty’ and a ‘full and frank’ exchange of views
EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL: WHITE PAPER WILL REVEAL IF GOVERNMENT HAS ANTI-BBC AGENDA, SAYS JAMES PURNELL
Head of strategy says corporation faces huge questions over its future and that he was being criticised over spending White paper will reveal if government has anti-BBC agenda, says James Purnell http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/aug/27/white-papre-government-nti-bbc-purnell
JOHN WHITTINGDALE INVITES ARMANDO IANNUCCI FOR BBC ‘CHAT’
The Thick of It and Veep writer says he will meet the culture secretary, but does not want to become the ‘token creative’ on his advisory panel