Weekly Roundup (18-22 Feb 2013)

22 February 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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"People in the arts are fuelled by a sense of a purpose"

Artistic Director at Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly, talks about the biggest achievements of her career in theatre and arts. She also ponders on the importance of creative mentoring and leadership skills.

Britain's galleries may charge for entry again

A trustee of the Tate galleries warned if cuts to the arts continue at their current pace, it is "likely" the Government will allow museums and arts spaces to start charging for entry. Read here

Pupils handed free tickets for theatre

More than 16,000 state school children will be given free tickets to watch a new production of Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe. Read here

'We will make careers advice a priority'

Chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has given the strongest indication yet that schools' careers provision could be formally inspected as part of Ofsted's framework from September.

What happened to arts students when the fees went up?

Dany Loiuse from The Guardian explores the reactions and views of arts students, Universities and arts professionals across the sector. Read here

10 things about being an artist that art teachers don't tell you

A fresh and new perspective from an arts student about work, life and leisure in the creative industry.

All eyes on us

A New Direction presents a photographic exhibition that follows the journey of four disabled people in the run up, performance and aftermath of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympic Game. Read more here

Creative writing to be offered at A-level

Aspiring authors, playwrights and poets are going to be offered an A-level in creative writing, which is claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK. Read here

London's small theatres

What challenges are London's small theatres facing and is there more the Mayor and Greater London Authority could do to help them? Share your views, experiences and ideas here

'Phenomenal' 2012 for Shakespeare's Globe

According to its latest annual review released this week, in 2012 Shakespeare's Globe had the most numbers attending one season since it opened in 1997.

Opportunity: Right Futures

Calling young people aged 16-19 looking to kick-start a career in music, design, film or another creative role.

Youth Entrepreneur's Conference - Do you have a business idea?

Calling young people with a business idea or a new business keen to start-up their own business. Details here