ACE picks up £10.8m book gifting bill from DfE

Also this week: what new London mayor means for the arts, and study finds only a fifth of the UK's film workers were female in 2015.

13 May 2016

Picture credit: Billy Rollinson

ACE picks up £10.8m book gifting bill from the Department for Education

A £5.4m-a-year grant to give away packs of free books to all children in England places the Book Trust among Arts Council England’s top ten Grant in Aid beneficiaries. Read more

Sadiq Khan: what new London mayor means for the arts

In his manifesto for the election, Saqiq pledged a number of policies in relation to the arts, including a pass that would allow Londoners reduced prices for shows and concerts. The Stage have summarised his arts pledges at a glance. Read more

What impact would Brexit have on people working in arts and culture?

If you work in arts and culture in the UK, The Guardian would like to hear your thoughts on how leaving the EU might impact the industry. Read more

Study finds only a fifth of the UK's film workers were female in 2015

According to a study by the University of Southampton, in 2015 only a fifth of all production personnel in the film industry were female, and of those women just 1.5% were from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. Read more

Culture Secretary extends term of Board Members of Arts Council England

John Whittingdale has extended the terms of appointment of Joe Docherty, Peter Phillips, Sheila Healy and Professor Jon Cook by six months and the term of appointment of Alistair Spalding by five months, all until 30 September 2017. Read more

50:50 gender casting campaign gets union backing

A campaign for actresses to get more stage and screen roles has received official backing from Equity. Read more


The Squidz Club

The Squiz Club is a night for young people with learning disabilities (aged 10-25) their friends and families. Featuring young Djs and artists in a fun and friendly atmosphere, the club is a chance for you to have a good time, make new friends and be yourself! Read more

The Wondercrump World Of Roald Dahl

Climb into the wonderful landscape of Roald Dahl at the Southbank Centre. Recommended for ages 7 – 12 & tours are also available for schools. Read more

Schools INSET Programme - Heritage and Visual Arts

Work with artist Alex McIntyre and heritage expert Martin Bazley to explore how the visual arts and heritage can be used to support and enhance curriculum delivery and your extra- curricular offer to students. Read more