Industry bodies pledge to support UK arts through Brexit

Also this week: New research finds public against an increase to arts funding

1 July 2016

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Industry bodies pledge to support UK arts through Brexit

The Creative Industries Federation (CIF) and the National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) have pledged to support and safeguard the arts sector as the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union. Read more

Stand up for the arts in schools, say children’s laureates

The Observer cartoonist explains the need for action by writers and illustrators for children. Read more

Public against an increase to arts funding, research finds

Only 9% of English adults think Government spending on the arts should be increased, compared with 45% who think it should be decreased, according to new research by consultants ComRes. Read more

Tower of London to host a new music and dance development project

A partnership with East London Dance, the London International Festival of Theatre and Historic Royal Palaces, East Wall is a two-year development project that will culminate in a large-scale outdoor production. Read more

New Tate Modern attracts record visits

A record number of people visited the new Tate Modern in London in its opening weekend. Tate said there had been 143,000 visits since the revamped and expanded modern art gallery opened last Friday. Read more

An Immersive Approach to Literacy at Key Stage 3

Prospero’s Island was created by Punchdrunk Enrichment, using immersive theatre to engage young people with Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The Evaluation Report is now online and details how creative approaches can be used to enhance the curriculum and improve outcomes. Read more


V&A Sanctuary Satellites

A hands-on workshop for secondary teachers led by artist Matthew Raw. During this session, you will get the chance to explore Matthew’s practice which spans graphic design and ceramics, and find out more about the workshop Matthew runs for secondary students at the V&A. Find out more


LDN XY is a celebration, talent showcase and networking event for young people in London created by this year’s Creativity Works Festivals and Live Events group taking place on 19th July. Find out more

Teachers' Evening at Half Moon Theatre

Join us for a free Teachers' Evening and get to meet a variety of arts and heritage organisations, take part in taster sessions, and watch a theatre performance. Arts and cultural organisations are also welcome to attend. Find out more

Beecroft Garden Primary School Children’s Art Sale

An event where all the art sold raises money for developing a special outside space and training for the children to revive Brockley’s tradition of bee-keeping. Find out more