Arts news round-up
8 October 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND ARTS: 32 LEADING ORGANISATIONS FACE CUTS OF 7%
Thirty-two of Northern Ireland's biggest arts organisations face immediate in-year cuts of 7% in their funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the BBC has learned.
BBC ARGUES CASE FOR POPULAR SHOWS LIKE STRICTLY
The BBC is expected to argue the case for popular shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Sherlock as it responds to a government green paper on its future.
SUFFRAGETTE STAR MERYL STREEP CALLS FOR EQUALITY
Meryl Streep says she finds it "infuriating" that box office buzz for a film is often driven by film critics who are overwhelmingly male.
FEMINIST PROTESTERS STORM RED CARPET AT LONDON PREMIERE OF SUFFRAGETTE
More than a hundred protesters jumped the barriers onto the red carpet as green and purple smoke bombs filled the air outside the Odeon cinema
BBC DEFENDS RIGHT TO MAKE SHOWS SUCH AS STRICTLY COME DANCING
Corporation asserts right to make primetime entertainment shows in response to government’s green paper on its future
CHANNEL 4 TAKES STAKE IN SACHA BARON COHEN'S TV PRODUCTION COMPANY
Deal reunites comedy star with broadcaster that made him a household name
KENNETH BRANAGH: CAN HE SUCCEED WHERE OLIVIER FAILED?
He has always been compared to Laurence Olivier. But, as his star-laden season opens at the Garrick, can he now outdo him as actor-manager – and save the West End?
TRANSGENDER STARS OF SUNDANCE HIT TANGERINE FOCUS OF PIONEERING OSCARS CAMPAIGN
Distributor Magnolia Pictures backs Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor for nominations
SUFFRAGETTE: MALE ACTORS TURNED DOWN ROLES IN MERYL STREEP FILM AS 'MEN'S ROLES WEREN'T MEATY ENOUGH'
Brendan Gleeson, Ben Wishaw, Sam West and Finbar Lynch play the supporting male cast in the film, released 7 October
GEORGIAN CINEMA: THE FORMER SOVIET BLOC NATION IS NOW A MOVIE-MAKING HOT SPOT
Kaleem Aftab enjoys The London Georgian Film Festival
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA CAST MEMBER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN THE WEST END SHOW
Actor Philip Griffiths is marking 25 consecutive years appearing in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera. He has worked continuously in the West End since 1978, only taking time off for holidays.
EILEEN ATKINS TO RECEIVE 2015 GIELGUD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE DRAMATIC ARTS
Eileen Atkins has been honoured with the 2015 Gielgud award for excellence in the dramatic arts.
ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CAROLINE THOMSON TO STEP DOWN
English National Ballet executive director Caroline Thomson will step down next year after three years in the role.
JESSICA HYNES AND LEE RYAN TO CELEBRATE LIONEL BART IN THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST CONCERT
Actor Jessica Hynes and pop star Lee Ryan will star in a concert celebrating Lionel Bart at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND LAUNCHES PUBLIC FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS
The National Theatre of Scotland has launched a fundraising campaign to raise the remaining £1.9 million towards its new permanent headquarters in Glasgow.
KENNETH BRANAGH AND TODAYTIX TEAM UP FOR £15 TICKETS TO GARRICK SEASON
Kenneth Branagh has partnered with ticketing app Todaytix to launch a £15 ticket lottery for his Plays at the Garrick Season.