Weekly Roundup (10-14 Dec 2012)

14 December 2012

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

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CILIP survey about cuts in public libraries

A new survey published by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) reinforce the trend of reducing in opening hours, staffing and revenue expenditure in public libraries in the UK.

Parents call for the arts in the EBacc

According to a survey commissioned by the ZooNation dance company, tens of thousands of parents in London want creative arts to be part of the new EBacc. Full story in the Evening Standard.

ACE funding cuts

Alan Davey, Chief Executive at Arts Council England (ACE) released a statement in which he responds to cuts to ACE funding for 2013-2015.

Development of Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith announced their new plans for their Capital Project and the building of a large extension to the west side of their theatre. Read here

A day in the life of the Royal House Opera

200 students from the National Skills Academy's Founder Colleges were invited to experience for a day what it means to work for the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. They were able to apply their training to real working practice. Full story here.

National Arts Programme for young people

A major nationwide arts programme for 15-25 year olds, funded by a £5m Paul Hamlyn Foundation anniversary gift, was announced this week at the Tate Modern.