Sadiq Khan joins campaigners in criticising exclusion of arts from Ebacc

3 March 2017

Also this week: report is calls on public bodies to support and protect cultural hubs, music venues and nightclubs

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Photo by MTI. Children performing in the Broadway Junior version of The Little Mermaid, via The Stage

Sadiq Khan: Government’s arts education cuts are a ‘false economy’

Khan also launched an attack on the impact of government education cuts on creativity in schools, claiming it is a "false economy" to make cutbacks that affect the arts. Read more

Creative sector key to the night-time economy

A new report is calling on public bodies to use their powers to support and protect cultural hubs, music venues and nightclubs. Read more

Arts Council earmarks £2.7m for Quality Metrics roll-out

The biggest ever invitation to tender issued by Arts Council England is for a contract to deliver a standardised system for quantifying artistic quality, which 300 larger arts organisations will be required to use. Read more

Halle Orchestra plans to open school

A leading international orchestra is planning to open a state school and make it a centre of excellence for music. Read more

Call for cultural organisations to submit Nine Elms proposals

Eco-World Ballymore and London Borough of Wandsworth seek proposals from cultural organisations to take up a new permanent residence in the heart of the new Nine Elms development. Read more

Music Theatre International launches musical theatre event for young people

Music Theatre International is launching a musical theatre event for children and young people, featuring workshops, teaching and performances. Read more

Bush Theatre and BAC to host minority and refugee leadership programme

Applications have opened for a new theatre leadership programme that will allow 10 black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee artists to take on creative roles at the Bush Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre. Read more


Playback Festival: in association with Random Acts

Celebrating the creativity of young people from across England, Playback Festival showcases 145 short films by young filmmakers aged 16–24 in one interactive exhibition. Find out more

The Museum of the Future

Join 3D Printing London for an evening of presentations and open discussions which will examine the vast potential 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies hold in the accessibility, preservation and education of art and culture. Find out more

SEND Creative Dance INSET

A unique opportunity to explore creative dance practice with Studio Wayne McGregor, who have an unparalleled reputation for transformative approaches to how dance is taught, learned and talked about. Find out more