Mayor unveils plans for creative industries hub

17 February 2017

Also this week: Arts Council to fund an additional 216 NPOs from 2018, and Underbelly granted permission to build Marble Arch theatre

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Mayor unveils plan to turn Thames Estuary into creative industries hub

The Mayor has unveiled a bold vision to transform the Thames Estuary into a hub for the creative and cultural industries, and bring jobs and growth to benefit London and the wider South East. Read more

Arts Council to fund an additional 216 NPOs from 2018

As many as 900 arts organisations and museums could be admitted into the national portfolio in the next funding round. Read more

Underbelly granted permission to build Marble Arch theatre

A new temporary theatre is to be built in Marble Arch, after council bosses gave plans the green light. Read more

Learning an instrument encourages academic progress, new findings suggest

Learning to play a musical instrument or having singing lessons helps teenagers make better progress in English and Maths, new research suggests. Read more

Sadiq Khan to host free screening of a banned Iranian director’s film in Trafalgar Square on Oscar night

Sadiq Khan is transforming Trafalgar Square into London’s biggest cinema on February 26. The mayor announced today that he's hosting the UK premiere of ‘The Salesman’, the Oscar-nominated Iranian film by Asghar Farhadi, who fell victim to Donald Trump’s travel ban. Read more

V&A opera exhibition to open in September 2017

A major new exhibition exploring opera will open at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Read more


Symposium: Art is Not a Commodity

The ICA are hosting a symposium aimed at unpacking urgent issues around the economic context of art, including unpaid internships, payment of artists, public funding of arts, and the economics art education. Find out more

Our Lives

The Children’s Commissioner for England and First News are asking children across the country to tell them what it is really like to be growing up today. They aim to make sure the people who make decisions that impact on children’s lives know what children say about the things that matter to them. Find out more

Young & Serious

Young & Serious offers motivated young people aged 18 to 25 unique insights and experience within the music industry, with the chance to attend industry events, talks and workshops, work with exciting national & international artists and programme and deliver music activity. Find out more

Arts Award adviser training (Bronze and Silver)

PB Education Services are hosting an Arts Award Bronze and Silver adviser training session on 29th March. Find out more