Arts news round-up
6 May 2015
ONLY 10% OF ACTORS ARE WORKING CLASS
Actors from working-class backgrounds make up only 10% of the profession, new research has revealed.
RECORD LOTTERY TICKET SALES BOOST MONEY FOR THE ARTS
The arts received a record amount of Lottery money in 2014/15, after National Lottery ticket sales hit an all-time high.
TO BEAM OR NOT TO BEAM? HOW LIVE BROADCASTS ARE CHANGING THEATRE
Screenings from the National Theatre and RSC serve a vast nationwide audience – but what is their effect on regional and touring productions?
ROBERT CARLYLE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT TO OPEN EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL
The Legend of Barney Thomson is macabre comedy starring Carlyle as an awkward, possibly homicidal, hairdresser in Glasgow
THE WHO TO HEADLINE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
The Who have been confirmed as Glastonbury Festival's final headliner, closing the event on Sunday 28 June.
POP MUSIC MARKED BY THREE REVOLUTIONS IN 50 YEARS
The evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, has been analysed by scientists.
ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA TRIUMPHS AT THE RPS AWARDS
The embattled English National Opera (ENO) was among the winners at this year's prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society awards.
TOP GEAR INVESTIGATED BY OFCOM OVER PIKE'S PEAK PUN
BBC Two's Top Gear is being investigated by watchdog Ofcom over the use of the word "pikey" in an episode broadcast in February last year.
MICK JAGGER AND BEVERLEY KNIGHT RECORD NEPAL SINGLE
Rolling Stones stars Sir Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have joined Beverley Knight on a charity single in aid of victims of the Nepal earthquake.
SALMAN KHAN: BOLLYWOOD STAR JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS IN HIT-AND-RUN CASE
An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in jail for killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run driving incident in Mumbai.
PAUL GAMBACCINI TO WRITE MEMOIR ABOUT TIME ON BAIL
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini has written a memoir about the 12 months he spent on bail, before being told he would not face charges over allegations of historic sex offences.
MARTIN FREEMAN JOINS CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.
EX-CORRIE STAR DEBORAH MCANDREW COOKS UP WRITING SUCCESS
Deborah McAndrew found fame as Coronation Street's Angie Freeman in the 1990s. But she then stepped back from the spotlight and has since become an award-winning playwright - and even turned down a return to the soap, in its script department.