Further decline in number of children taking part in theatre & dance

5 August 2016

Also this week: Arts Council to invest extra £60m of Lottery cash, and London Assembly investigates culture-led regeneration.

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Further decline in number of children taking part in theatre and dance

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport's annual Taking Part survey for children also found dance and drama had the biggest gender disparity among children engaging with the art forms. Read more

Arts Council to invest extra £60m of Lottery cash

Arts Council England is to release at least £60 million of unspent Lottery funding after building up all-time high reserves of more than £330 million in 2015/16. Read more

London Assembly investigates culture-led regeneration

An online survey is inviting arts organisations to share their views on the potential for regeneration projects to boost the capital’s arts offer. Read more

Trinity Laban launches 10-month musical theatre pre-training course

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is to launch a musical theatre foundation course that it hopes will provide a "first step" for performers wanting to work in the profession. Read more

Actor suicides prompt launch of ArtsMinds mental health website

ArtsMinds is a joint initiative between Equity, The Stage, the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine and Spotlight. Read more

Latest vision revealed for Olympicopolis arts quarter in east London

Images show designs for leafy Stratford waterfront and new outposts for Sadler’s Wells and V&A on site of 2012 Olympic park. Read more


Somerset House's Film4 Summer Screens

Watch a movie under the stars in Somerset House’s gorgeous neoclassical courtyard. This year’s 14-night season kicks off today. Read more

Pokemon Go orchestra coming to London just in time for Christmas

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music from the games for two nights at Hammersmith's Eventim Apollo. Read more