Arts news round-up
27 February 2015
CARLOS ACOSTA: ‘EXPENSIVE DANCE TRAINING IS PRICING OUT THE NEXT NUREYEV’
Speaking at a panel discussion at Sadler’s Wells, Acosta said some dancers as talented as the acclaimed Russian performer would not be able to afford instruction, and added that dance education “should not have a cost or price”.
LADYBOYS LOSE EDINBURGH FRINGE SITE TO UNDERBELLY
Long-running Edinburgh fringe act The Ladyboys of Bangkok has lost out to Underbelly in a competitive bidding process to use a site on The Meadows at this August's fringe.
REPORT INTO DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS FIRE HIGHLIGHTS FAILINGS IN BUILDING’S DESIGN
A fire at Derby’s Assembly Rooms that has seen the venue closed for the past 12 months spread because of failings in the building's design and maintenance, according to a draft report.
BEAUTIFUL EXTENDS WEST END RUN BY EIGHT MONTHS
The show – which stars Katie Brayben in the title role – was previously booking until June 13, but will now run at the Aldwych Theatre until February 26 next year.
THEATRE TO BE PROTECTED FROM SCOTTISH SEX LICENSING PLANS
Theatres and theatrical performances in Scotland will be protected from new sexual entertainment licensing regulations, the Holyrood justice secretary has promised.
BBC RADIO 1 CHART SHOW COULD BE MOVED FROM SUNDAYS
Speculation follows music industry initiative to switch release day for new music to Fridays rather than Mondays
JOHNSTON PRESS CHIEF 'EXCITED' BY POSSIBILITY OF NEWS DEAL WITH BBC
Ashley Highfield delighted by MPs’ call for local and regional collaboration
BBC PRESENTERS FACE BILLS FOR THOUSANDS OF POUNDS IN UNPAID TAX
Some presenters understood to be talking to accountants after corporation’s policy to urge freelancers to invoice through third-party companies
STV REPORTS 14% INCREASE IN PRE-TAX PROFIT FOR 2014
Scottish broadcaster says digital growth and rising ad market have helped improve its results
MADONNA 'SUFFERED WHIPLASH' AFTER BRITS FALL
Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.