EU nationals essential to creative industries, survey finds

9 June 2017

Also this week: House of Lords peer laments ‘ridiculous’ erosion of arts in cities and London named museums capital of the world

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EU nationals essential to creative industries, survey finds

Research by the Creative Industries Federation suggests almost 75% of creative organisations think restricting immigration would hurt business. Read more

House of Lords peer laments ‘ridiculous’ erosion of arts in cities

Rising rents that squeeze artists out of cities are “ridiculous” and must be addressed by the introduction of Creative Enterprise Zones, the Liberal Democrat Lords spokesperson for the creative industries has said. Read more

Acting agency for international talent launches in London

A training course helping international actors find representation has been set up in London. The ICA Club is aimed at international actors living in the UK and is headed by Sandy Ani-Adjei, a screen actor who also runs Lex Arthur Cob actors’ agency. Read more

Sporting plan to boost boys in ballet

The RAD has enlisted help from Marylebone Cricket Club to challenge gender stereotypes in dance and sport. Under the plan, Marylebone Cricket Club and the Academy will run a pilot scheme in primary schools, with boys encouraged to take up ballet and girls to play cricket. Read more

Top spot in world museums chart shared by London and Washington

London has been named the museums capital of the world after topping a chart of the most visited exhibition venues globally. Read more

WNO’s virtual reality opera to bring Magic Flute to shipping container

A virtual reality opera experience, billed as the first of its kind, is set to re-imagine scenes from classic shows in a shipping container. Read more

Disused Tube ticket offices being turned into miniature tropical gardens

Tiny, illuminated gardens, designed to soothe commuters as they pass through the gates have been installed at a traditional manned office empty at St James's Park tube station. Read more


Using pupil voice to develop and promote the arts in your school - 12 June

Many schools taking part in Artsmark have chosen pupil engagement as a key area of focus in their statement of commitment. This support session will explore and share ideas for gathering, analysing and channelling pupils' ideas, skills and interests to enable authentic participation and a stronger school community. Find out more

Poetry & Lyrics Festival - 9 & 10 June

Poetry & Lyrics returns to Kings Place. Headlines include readings and conversation with PJ Harvey and Don Paterson. Find out more

Artsmark Celebration Reception - 21 June

Join us at the National Theatre for an evening of refreshments, networking and celebration. Meet and hear from other Artsmark schools, find out more about what is involved, and what joining the Artsmark community can do for your school. Find out more

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