UK's creative industries surge ahead

17 January 2014

Official statistics published this week by DCMS reveal that the UK’s creative industries are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy.

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UK's creative industries

Official statistics published this week by DCMS reveal that the UK’s creative Industries, which includes the film, television and music industries, are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy – generating just over a staggering £8 million pounds an hour. Read more

An analysis published by the BBC and based on the DCMS' report highlights that Jobs in film, television, music and software have grown by 8.6% in recent years. Read more

Employers plan to take on more new graduates

A survey of 100 big employers suggests they are planning to increase by a 9% the number of new graduates (about 1,400 extra jobs) they take on this year. Read more

King’s Cultural Challenge 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Southbank Centre are to offer paid internships to students from King’s College London as part of a competition being run by the university. Read more

Let's argue for the arts

LEAN Arts is inviting those involved in arts education in Lewisham to an event that will be looking at different opinions and implications regarding the new curriculum and its impact on the arts. Book your place

Artswork Training for Arts and Cultural Organisations in London

Places are available for Artswork upcoming training courses in London for youth arts organisations. If you are interested in developing and running youth arts projects go here. If you are keen to know more about social networking and its benefits for youth arts organisation go here.

Opportunities for young people

If you’re aged 18-25 and not currently studying or working, you can sign up to this free project and develop creative and technical skills as a camera operator and editor. Read more

If you are more interested in writing, you can join the Lyric Hammersmith's workshops that cover the basics of playwriting and provide practical advice about entering the creative industries. Read more

BFI Future Film Festival

The festival returns this year with an exciting line-up of events and screenings of the best new films by young, emerging filmmakers ans well as inspirational Q&As. Read more


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