Boris Johnson calls for greater arts involvement for London planners

30 October 2015

The Mayor of London has called on property developers and local authorities to engage more with arts leaders, in a bid to ensure that London’s cultural scene continues to thrive.

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Boris Johnson calls for greater arts involvement for London planners

The Mayor of London has called on property developers and local authorities to engage more with arts leaders, in a bid to ensure that London’s cultural scene continues to thrive. His plea comes as he publishes a new report, The A to Z of Planning and Culture, which outlines steps that can be taken to “integrate and protect culture, and even support new cultural activity in developments”. Read more

Sutton council proposes to axe all its youth clubs

Sutton Council said it has to reduce its annual £1.1m spend on youth and adolescent services budget as part of £74m of cuts that have to be made across the authority by 2019. Read more

Nine trends in creative employment

‘The creative sector is buoyant, but young people can’t find the jobs. It's not hard to see why some people leaving school, college or university with an enthusiasm to work in the arts are confused. Let's take a look at nine employment trends that help explain what's going on', says Pauline Tambling from CCSkills. Read more

British Science Week 2016 (grants)

BSA makes grants available to schools and organisations to help them put on events or activities for British Science Week. Grants may be used to fund a range of activities – from inviting a speaker to providing resources or organising a trip. In 2016, they will have a number of grant schemes available, providing small pots of funding from £200 to £700. To apply, register events or activities via our online form and continue through to the grant application section. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-December 2015. Read more

EVENTS

How do we build a fairer London?

The London Fairness Commission wants the views of young people on whether the path your city is taking is a fair one. As part of a city-wide debate, young people aged 16-24 from all over London are invited to a special, free event on Thursday 19 November 2015 from 5pm-8pm. Book now

Heart n Soul upcoming events

Lizzie Emeh (Friday 13 November, 7.30pm)

See award-winning artist Lizzie Emeh perform live as she returns with new music from her latest EP The Clan as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Blending soul, R&B and jazz with powerful lyrics she produces her own unique sound. Lizzie will be joined by a 10 piece live band, plus support from artist Sisanda Myataza and DJs. Book now

SoundLab Play Space (Wednesday 25 November, 4-6pm & 6-8pm)

Heart n Soul have been exploring different digital music technologies that encourage people with learning disabilities to create the music they want to make. Come and play at SoundLab Play Space to see how we can all make. Book now