EBacc failing lower attaining pupils

11 November 2016

Also this week: London appoints ‘Night Czar’, and Tricycle Theatre to donate entire 240-seat auditorium and stage.

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Picture credit: Kingsmead School, photographed by Roger Brown

New government figures reveal lower attaining pupils are being increasingly disadvantaged by EBacc

The gap between the number of students entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) qualification and those achieving it is widening, according to new figures released by the Department for Education. Read more

London appoints ‘Night Czar’ in bid to become 24-hour city

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed writer, broadcaster and DJ Amy Lamé as the capital’s new Night Czar, “to ensure London thrives as a 24-hour city”. Read more

Self-employed arts workers face extra £1k in tax-related fees

Self-employed people working in the entertainment industry face paying more than £1,000 extra per year in tax return fees, as part of government reforms that have been described as a "bureaucratic nightmare". Read more

Supporters of new London concert hall say it will still go ahead despite no Government funding

Private backers will be sought after the Treasury withdrew its support with only a few hours’ notice on Friday. Former chancellor George Osborne provided £5.5 million to develop a business case for the London Concert Hall but ministers have decided it does not offer value for money. Read more

Tricycle Theatre to donate entire 240-seat auditorium and stage

The Tricycle Theatre's current auditorium and stage is to be given away for free as the London venue undergoes a major redevelopment. Read more

Italians to receive €500 on their 18th birthday to spend on cultural items

All Italians celebrating their 18th birthday between 3 November 2016 and 31 December 2017 can now claim €500 to spend on cultural items, as part of an initiative by the Italian government to enrich the lives of its citizens. Read more


Being A Man festival

Now in its third year, this major new festival returns to take over Southbank Centre this weekend with discussions and debates on everything from shared paternity leave to shyness, and video games to transgender identity. More info

How to (Re)Engage Corporates with the Arts in a Post-Brexit Environment

Young Arts Fundraisers and IOF Cultural Sector Network are hosting panel discussion featuring industry leaders on how we can continue to make the strongest impact and effectively engage businesses with the arts. More info