Weekly Roundup (26-30 Nov 2012)

30 November 2012

A round-up of news and activity from across the arts, cultural and education sector over the past week.

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Ofsted's Annual Review 2011/2012

One last week's most controversial topics in the media revealed very interesting findings about schools in England. You can read our blog dissecting the findings here, but according to Pearson, the international education firm, UK education system currently sits sixth in the global ranking. Read more

Festival of Blackboards

a-n presented their view on The School for Change's conference at this year's Festival of Blackboards organised by Cubitt Education. Read more

Developing audiences

Arts Council England extend an invitation to their programme of workshops and surgeries to help arts and cultural organisations develop their audiences. Read more

Evening Standard Awards

As the Evening Standard awards ceremony recognized Britain's brightest talents, it proved how vital theatre is for the coming generations. Michael Billington shares his view on the topic.

Arguing cuts to Arts funding

Charlotte Higgins from The Guardian reflects on Maria Miller, the culture secretary's, response at criticism from senior arts figures over cuts to arts budget, while Arts leaders express their view on why arts and culture are worth continued investment? Read what film and theatre director Danny Boyle and presenter and actor, Stephen Fry think about this.

National Youth Dance Company

They are starting their search for young dancing talent from across the country. More information

Hip to the Hop

Trinity Laban's offers an opportunity to build up on hip hop dance skills. More details

Fourth Plinth

ICA exhibition to trace the development of Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth. Read more

Mortal: A Drama

Wellcome Collection's youth programme is recruiting 14-19 year olds to create, produce and perform a drama inspired by the exhibition Death: a self-portrait. More information