Three London arts organisations invited to apply for £6.7 million in funding

Also this week: new report shows positive impact of Family Arts Campaign, and theatres urged to hold more 'relaxed' performances

8 January 2016

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Three London arts organisations invited to apply for £6.7 million in funding to support capital plans

The Institute of Contemporary Arts in central London, Ovalhouse theatre, and Polka children's theatre in Wimbledon are one step closer to realising their capital ambitions thanks to their success at stage one of the Arts Council's large scale capital programme. Read more

Independent evaluation of The Family Arts Campaign shows success of the Campaign to date

Now in its fourth year, and following the third successful national Family Arts Festival, the new report shows overwhelming engagement and a step change in the prioritisation of family audiences. Read more

Akram Khan performance to be seen by 4,000 children for free

Year six children from nearly 70 primary schools in east London will see the show – Chotto Desh – at Stratford Circus Arts Centre in January, as part of Newham Council’s Every Child a Theatre Goer programme. Read more

2016: the year the retail & arts sectors will collaborate to create enhanced experiences

Tim Plyming, Director of Digital Arts and Media at Nesta, predicts this year the high street and the arts sector will collaborate to take ‘experiential retail’ centre stage. Read more

Theatres urged to hold more ‘relaxed’ performances

Campaigners have called for more theatres to stage relaxed performances for parents and babies, following a successful trial at London’s Royal Court. Read more

New Chair of the BFI confirmed

Josh Berger - currently a Governor at the BFI and the President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Ireland and Spain - will take over as Chair of the BFI from February 2016 when current Chair Greg Dyke steps down. Read more


Stop Play Record

STOP PLAY RECORD is a programme open to young Londoners who are interested in learning how to make experimental short films. Throughout the year, an ongoing series of STOP PLAY RECORD events will take place across London. Read more

Lumiere comes to London

A new London festival of light is set to illuminate the city next week on the 4 gloomiest days of the year. Read more

RSC unveils plans for Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

A Shakespeare film season and an exhibition inspired by his quotes will form part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's plans to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. Read more

London Short Film Festival 2016

The annual London Short Film Festival returns for its 13th year at the ICA this month - showcasing new British short film, specifically documentary, experimental and animation work. Book here