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24 November 2014

Press cuttingsKATIE MORAG STAR CHERRY CAMPBELL IS YOUNGEST BAFTA WINNER AGED NINE
BBC
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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30170602

JULIE WALTERS: 'PADDINGTON'S HERO IS A WOMAN IN HER SIXTIES'
DAILY TELEGRAPH
The Oscar-nominated actress praised the portrayal of older women in the film of Michael Bond's bear
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/11248837/Julie-Walters-Paddingtons-hero-is-a-woman-in-her-sixties.html

HOW THE EQUALITY ACT IS ACTUALLY THWARTING EQUALITY IN BROADCASTING
GUARDIAN
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?
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/23/equality-act-is-thwarting-equality-in-broadcasting

MORE THAN HALF OF INDEPENDENT SKY SHAREHOLDERS FAIL TO BACK BONUS PACKAGE
GUARDIAN
Stripping out votes of Murdoch-owned Fox, 55% of investors either voted against or abstained due to concerns about secrecy
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/nov/21/sky-independent-shareholders-bonus-package-vote

HORNCHURCH THEATRE RESISTS POTENTIAL FUNDING CUTS OF £200,000
HORNCHURCH  ENQUIRER
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.
http://www.theenquirer.co.uk/hornchurch-theatre-resists-potential-funding-cuts-of-200000/

BRITISH CULTURE 'FLATLINING' AS FUNDS DWINDLE, SAYS ACADEMIC
INDEPENDENT
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.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/british-culture-flatlining-as-funds-dwindle-says-academic-9877880.html

THE WORLD LOVES OUR CREATIVES, SO LET’S BACK THEM IN BRITAIN
OBSERVER
Leaders in all fields of the arts are launching a fightback to boost a success story that is made in Britain
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/23/the-world-loves-uk-creatives-back-them-in-britain

QUEEN’S HALL FORCED TO TAKE DOWN ITS ADVERTS
SCOTSMAN
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.
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/news/queen-s-hall-forced-to-take-down-its-adverts-1-3610642

OPERA HOLLAND PARK COULD RECEIVE £5M FROM COUNCIL TO BECOME INDEPENDENT
STAGE
Opera Holland Park could become independent from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with the help of a £5 million grant.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/11/opera-holland-park-receive-5m-council-become-independent/

BILL TO BAN CIRCUS ANIMALS BLOCKED FOR FIFTH TIME
STAGE
A bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses has been blocked for a fifth time in the House of Commons.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/11/bill-ban-circus-animals-blocked-fifth-time/ 

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