New apprenticeships scheme launched by off West End theatres

More art venues and organisations have joined the first UK arts festival for families.

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New apprenticeship scheme launched

Battersea Arts Centre, the Lyric Hammersmith and the Bush Theatre are among thirteen of London’s off West End venues that have launched an apprenticeship scheme aimed at young people who have not been to university. Read more

Family arts festival

Around 300 arts venues and organisations have joined the first UK-wide arts festival for families, meaning more than 500 companies are now involved. Read more

School places crisis in London

Parents are less likely to get their children into their first-choice primary school. More than one in five this month failed to get into the school they most wanted and the problem is set to worsen from next year. Read more

UK enters global online university race

The UK's biggest online university project has been launched, with more than 20 universities offering free courses. The project will allow students to follow courses on mobile phones as well as computers. Read more

GCSE league table plans 'risk marginalising the arts'

Plans to count separate GCSEs in dance and drama as one qualification for school league tables risk marginalising performing arts, say head teachers. Read more

Shakespeare Week

A new national, annual celebration to bring Shakespeare to life vividly for millions of primary school children is starting in March 2014. Read more

Wigmore Hall learning events

The international music venue is offering a training course for those involved in early years music-making. Read more

Places are now available for the Arcadia Quartet concert taking place in November. Read more

Arts in school: What, Why and How

A two day free CPD event for Primary Teachers in Lambeth, Southwark and Tower Hamlets. The event aims to discover exactly where art fits into the new proposed national curriculum for art and design. Our CEO Steve Moffitt will be one of the speakers at the event. For reservations send an email to

Employers and trainers reject apprenticeship funding reforms

A consultation is currently taking place into government plans to reform apprenticeship funding, with the aim of making it easier for employers to take part and boost the number of places. Read more

Young people's views

The UK Youth Parliament is looking to get more than half a million young people's views on what issues should be debated by youth leaders in the House of Commons later this year. Read more

Technical Masterclass

Latest training dates for young people interested in backstage and technical theatre. The trainings are being delivered by The Backstage Centre in Purfleet. Read more