'National shame' surrounding mental health provision in schools

26 February 2016

Also this week: local authority arts funding ‘cut by more than £56m’, and Arts Council launches survey into visual artists' livelihoods

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AND's Chair talks of 'national shame' surrounding mental health provision in schools

Professor Maggie Atkinson has responded to a recent review of mental health in her latest piece for TES. She says: 'children at all levels of schooling are failed by a lack of meaningful joined-up thinking across our public services'. Read more

Local authority arts funding ‘cut by more than £56m’

Arts Council England have revealed that more than £56 million of arts funding has been cut by local councils in England since 2009 – a reduction of 11%. Read more

Bush Theatre to open new studio space after redevelopment

West London venue the Bush Theatre is to undergo a multi-million pound redevelopment, and will gain a new studio theatre as part of the renovation. Read more

Arts Council launches survey into visual artists' livelihoods

ACE has launched a survey into the livelihoods of visual artists in England. The survey forms part of a wider study, which is the first of its kind in England in a decade. Read more

Black drama students ‘fear they will be stereotyped’

Black and Asian drama students at LAMDA have voiced concerns their race will hinder them in securing leading roles, a new survey has revealed. Read more

London’s Artichoke awarded £750k

Artichoke - the organisation behind the recent Lumiere London festival - has been awarded £750,000 in the latest round of the Arts Council's Ambition for Excellence programme. Read more


Arts Award Gold Expo 2016

An event sharing creative work, linking up Gold achievers and demonstrating the impact of Arts Award Gold to employers and higher education. Read more

Ceramics Workshop

Create London are offering 16-24 year olds living in Hackney three free taster workshops - offering young people the chance to work with clay and learn new skills. Read more

We The City

In the lead-up to the Mayoral and Assembly elections this May, Good London is bringing together inspiring London groups, citizens, artists, poets and Mayoral candidates to share our visions for a city that puts all of us first. Read more


A free inclusive 3-day music project for 14—18 year olds to create original music using instruments and music technology, working towards a showcase performance to friends and family at the end of the three days. Read more

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