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3 September 2015

Press cuttingsJEREMY CORBYN HAILS ARTS AS ‘VITAL TO HEALTH’ AND PLEDGES £500M TO REVERSE CUTS
EVENING STANDARD
Jeremy Corbyn will tonight make a major spending commitment of about £500 million to reverse cuts on arts, libraries, theatres and museums.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-hails-arts-as-vital-to-health-and-pledges-500m-to-reverse-cuts-a2924646.html

CORBYN PROPOSES MORE HELP FOR THE ARTS AND VOWS TO DEFEND BBC
GUARDIAN
Labour leadership contender says more can be done to fund public art and argues party must lead campaign to defend licence fee and reverse cuts
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/01/jeremy-corbyn-reverse-bbc-arts-council-cuts

BBC DIGITAL NEWS OPERATION MUST BE CURBED, SAY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS
GUARDIAN
News Media Association calls on government to implement 10 changes to corporation’s objectives and governance in submission to green paper
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/02/bbc-digital-news-operation-must-be-curbed-say-newspaper-publishers

SOCIAL MEDIA OVERTAKES ENTERTAINMENT AS FAVOURITE ONLINE ACTIVITY
GUARDIAN
Time spent on sites including Facebook, Gawker Media and Reddit account for 17% of all time people in the UK spend online
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/02/social-media-overtakes-entertainmemt-as-favourite-online-activity

THE BBC IS VYING FOR VIEWERS WHEN WHAT IT REALLY NEEDS IS FRIENDS
GUARDIAN
Even as luminaries rally to its support, the corporation’s urge to compete – over schedules, primetime, news – leave it too short of allies
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/aug/30/bbc-vies-for-viewers-needs-friends-charter-whittingdale

CLOUDS MAY HAVE LIFTED BUT BBC MUST BE READY FOR THE NEXT STORM
GUARDIAN
John Whittingdale’s warmth towards the broadcaster at Edinburgh will be put to test with the publication of the white paper
http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2015/aug/30/bbc-john-whittingdale-armando-iannucci

STEVEN SPIELBERG'S DREAMWORKS LEAVING DISNEY FOR UNIVERSAL – REPORTS
GUARDIAN
The film company co-founded by Jurassic Park franchise director will split with Walt Disney Co after July 2016 release of The BFG, Hollywood Reporter says
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/sep/02/steven-spielberg-dreamworks-disney-universal

GOING SOLO: HOW THE ONE-PERSON SHOW IS GAZING BEYOND THE NAVEL
GUARDIAN
Solo shows can be an excuse for cost-cutting, showing off or solipsism – but new examples are building conversations with audiences, and showing us who we are
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/theatreblog/2015/sep/02/solo-one-person-show-edinburgh

NICOLE KIDMAN IN PHOTOGRAPH 51: THE ACTRESS IS BACK IN THE WEST END PLAYING DNA PIONEER ROSALIND FRANKLIN
INDEPENDENT
Director Michael Grandage tells Nick Clark why it's the perfect part for the Hollywood star
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/nicole-kidman-in-photograph-51-the-actress-is-back-in-the-west-end-playing-dna-pioneer-rosalind-franklin-10483839.html

JEREMY CORBYN: ‘I WILL REVERSE ARTS CUTS’
STAGE
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to reverse arts funding cuts made since 2010 if he becomes prime minister.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/jeremy-corbyn-will-reverse-arts-cuts/

BLOOMSBURY THEATRE FORCED TO CLOSE AFTER ASBESTOS FIND
STAGE
Bloomsbury Theatre in London has closed for major construction work four months earlier than planned due to asbestos in the building.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/bloomsbury-theatre-forced-close-asbestos-find/ 
 
 
 

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