Thousands of children to benefit from music & arts investment

18 November 2016

Also this week: children's laureates demand UK government investigate school library closures.

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Picture credit: Kingsmead School, photographed by Roger Brown

Thousands of children to benefit from music and arts investment

The government has announced more than £300 million to help young people from every background enjoy the benefits of music and the arts. Read more

Children's laureates demand UK government investigate school library closures

In an open letter to the government, current laureate Chris Riddell warns that school efforts to encourage reading is ‘being undermined through lack of economic and intellectual investment.’ Read more

English baccalaureate 'creates problems for motivation and behaviour'

The performance measure stifles pupils by forcing them to take subjects they do not enjoy, according to NUT survey. Read more

Patrick Stewart and Andrew Lloyd Webber hit out at arts education policy

Patrick Stewart and Andrew Lloyd Webber used speeches at this year’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards to criticise the government’s “elitist” education policies and the damage they have on the arts. Read more

Disney launches musical theatre education programme for primary schools

Disney is to launch a new education programme in London that aims to give primary school teachers professional support and development to produce their own musicals. Read more

Parents’ group PIPA to explore feasibility of West End creche

Campaign group Parents in Performing Arts is to explore the possibility of flexible childcare for theatre workers, as 92% of respondents to an online poll in The Stage would welcome a creche in the West End. Read more

New 1,000-seat Portobello arts hub proposed for west London

A new arts centre could be built in west London after a charity unveiled £10 million worth of plans for the area. Read more


EVENTS

28th Annual Exhibition - London Independent Photography

London Independent Photography is celebrating its 28th Annual Exhibition at Espacio Gallery, showcasing 90 unique prints from more than 70 photographers. Find out more

NPO Goal 5 Information sessions

These sessions are suitable for any organisation applying for NPO funding under Goal 5, and will be a chance to find out more about Artsmark Award, Arts Award, the Cultural Education Challenge and Local Cultural Education Partnerships – all aspects of Goal 5 that organisations will be asked to engage with to some degree. Find out more