2012 Olympic site to become hub for arts

5 December 2014

London’s great Olympic regeneration sprinted ahead today with a huge grant of government cash towards creating a new cultural quarter of the capital.

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2012 Olympic site to become hub for arts

A new Sadler’s Wells dance theatre, a world-class V&A museum and exhibition space, and two university campuses that are dedicated to arts, design and engineering will rise on the site of the 2012 Games. Read more

Andrew Lloyd Webber joins House of Lords debate on arts education

Lloyd Webber, who could not attend the debate – held in the House of Lords – in person, sent a statement in his absence, which cited the benefits of “excellent music provision”, but warned: “There is currently no legislation that ensures every child has an entitlement to high-quality arts provision throughout their education.” Read more

Chris Bryant appointed shadow minister for the arts

“The arts and media touch nearly everybody’s lives, whether you’re talking about TV shows, theatre and cultural events or music that people listen to, nobody is untouched by the arts,” he told The Stage. Read more

BFI Animation Camp

Any 16-19 year old with a creative interest in animation, games design, drawing, theatre or film should definitely apply for this life-changing week. Read more

Into Film festive fun for your students

A free opportunity that is available from Into Film, including their new festive activity pack: Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge. This special resource focuses on The Muppet Christmas Carol and contains lots of fun film and Christmas activities plus games. This Activity Pack also features the Into Film Christmas Quiz to hold with your group, and ideas for fun Christmas Games and Activities. Read more

Exploring Henry IV: Staging the Wars

Examine the characters and action of Henry IV Part 1 in this specially created day run by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The workshop day is intended for school groups, accompanied by teaching staff and will be beneficial for students studying Shakespeare within English, Drama or History. Read more