23 August 2013
Kevin Spacey has said that despite his Oscar winning career in film, and his current commitment to making and starring in the second 13-part series of House of Cards for Netflix, he still finds theatre a “more liberating” artistic form.
22 August 2013
Kevin Spacey has crticised the arts sector for failing to nurture the next generation of creatives, claiming more should be done to “seek out new talent”.
22 August 2013
A Channel 4 drama set in the 1680s is currently filming in Bristol.
New Worlds stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Freya Mavor (Skins, The White Queen), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Joe Dempsie (Southcliffe, Game of Thrones) as young idealists during the Restoration period.
The production is currently based at Redcliffe Wharf (below), and filming has taken place near the Ostrich pub.
8 August 2013
Local authority support for culture will fall by a further £124 million in 2013/14, according to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
3 August 2013
One of Britain's leading playwrights has said funding cuts could be "a good thing" for the arts because artists would be less "safe and well behaved".
25 July 2013
Almost half of London's small theatres feel "insecure" about their financial future and a third fear their venues could be sold, a study has found.
25 July 2013
Plans to reopen a derelict Bristol cinema have suffered a setback with a restaurant being given permission to expand into its bar and cellar.
21 June 2013
Mayor George Ferguson is Making Sundays Special from Sunday 23 June.
For one Sunday each month, King Street, Baldwin Street and the Old City will be closed to motor traffic and opened up for people……
Enjoy street games, performers, markets, historic tours or just have a coffee as you relax in a street lounge.
See the city from a new perspective by taking the new cycle loop through Creative Common, where you can see a show and back through Castle Park to have a go at free fitness events.
20 June 2013
Bristol South MP Dawn Primarolo was in the Speaker’s chair yesterday for a debate about arts and the creative industries in the UK in which embattled Culture Secretary Maria Miller praised the “refurbished and regenerated” Bristol Old Vic.
See more at: http://www.bristol-culture.com/2013/06/20/bristols-arts-praised-in-parliament/#sthash.RaQj4uMC.dpuf
13 November 2012
Details of the November 2012 branch meeting of the West of England Variety branch can be viewed here. PLEASE NOTE AN INVITATION TO SHARE A BRIEF MEETING FOLLOWED BY A SOCIAL HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR US ALL TO GO TO ON MONDAY DECEMBER 10TH AT THE YHA WATERFRONT, BRISTOL. ALL ARE WELCOME. We will be sharing our time with the Bristol and West General branch.