Music 'could face extinction' in secondary schools

17 March 2017

Also this week: Up Next Gala raises over £1 million to fund greater access to the arts for children and young people across the country

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Music 'could face extinction' in secondary schools

Music "could face extinction" as a subject in secondary schools in England, researchers have warned. Read more

Gentrification must be managed to protect culture in capital

3,500 artists risk losing their workspaces by 2019, according to a new report on the threat that regeneration can pose to creative communities. Read more

House of Lords inquiry asks: is theatre being failed by education?

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into the gap between the skills demanded by the theatre industry and those supplied by education. Read more


Up Next Gala raises over £1 million to fund greater access to the arts for children and young people across the country

The National Theatre last night hosted its biennial fundraising gala, Up Next, raising over a million pounds to support access to the arts for children and young people across the country. Read more

Female musicians empowered by dedicated funding but industry-wide sexism persists

Women want to be recognised for their talent, but struggle to overcome gender barriers in the music industry without targeted support, report finds. Read more


Royal Shakespeare Company announces its first British Sign Language Theatre Tour

The Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC will host its first British Sign Language theatre tour to coincide with the Swan Theatre's first British Sign Language interpreted show of Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta on September 8. Read more

Disney to fund black musical theatre students at Royal Academy of Music

Disney has announced plans to fund students from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to study musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. Read more


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