Arts news round-up
28 June 2016
INDUSTRY BODIES PLEDGE TO SUPPORT UK ARTS THROUGH BREXIT
Concerns have been raised about international artistic exchange and the export of cultural products, following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
PUBLIC AGAINST AN INCREASE TO ARTS FUNDING, RESEARCH FINDS
People from high socio-economic backgrounds are almost twice as likely to say public spending on arts and culture benefits them than those with smaller incomes.
WILL BREXIT AFFECT TOURING MUSICIANS?
Given that most bands tend towards liberal politics, it was no surprise that Britain's decision to leave the EU sent shockwaves around Glastonbury.
WILL THERE BE ANY GOOD NEWS FOR THE BBC, C4 AND THE PRESS AFTER BREXIT?
Questions over trust in the newspapers, allegiance to the political elite and the next move by pro-leave culture secretary John Whittingdale
ITV SEES ALMOST £2.5BN WIPED FROM STOCK MARKET VALUE AFTER BREXIT
Broadcaster saw share price fall by more than 20% on Friday, raising speculation it will become target for takeover bid
ADMINISTRATORS CONFIRM 31 REDUNDANCIES WITH CLOSURE OF WELLINGBOROUGH THEATRE
Administrators have confirmed that The Castle theatre is closing with the loss of 31 jobs.
SHADOW CULTURE SECRETARY MARIA EAGLE RESIGNS
Shadow culture secretary Maria Eagle has resigned, becoming the 18th politician to depart the shadow cabinet in the past 48 hours.
DISPUTES SET ASIDE AS WORK BEGINS ON STOCKTON GLOBE THEATRE FIVE YEARS LATER THAN PLANNED
Restoration of Stockton’s disused Globe Theatre has started after a lengthy delay, caused by disagreements between the building’s owner and the local council.
DAVID BABANI DENIES SHERIDAN SMITH WAS DRUNK ON STAGE IN FUNNY GIRL
Menier Chocolate Factory artistic director David Babani has denied Sheridan Smith was drunk on stage during the West End run of Funny Girl.
HISTORY OF CHANNEL 4 TO BE PENNED BY THE STAGE COLUMNIST MAGGIE BROWN
Journalist Maggie Brown is to write a new book on the recent history of Channel 4.
BECTU SECURES 1.75% PAY RISE FOR BIRMINGHAM REP STAFF
Workers at Birmingham Repertory Theatre have received a 1.75% pay rise after successful negotiations between the venue and backstage union BECTU.
EQUITY COUNCILLOR ANNIE BRIGHT STEPS DOWN AFTER 32 YEARS
Annie Bright is stepping down as an Equity councillor after 32 years, having held what is thought to be the longest continuous council position in the union’s history.