Steve Waters – Playwright who works for stage, radio and screen & Senior Lecturer at UEA in Creative Writing, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing will be joining us to speak to the group. **Please note different day to normal this week**
Bfi Film Academy course for young people in the region (see attached jpg flyer)
RECRUITING NOW for January workshops and February half term course, based in Norwich.
Opportunity open to 16-19 year old's in the region - and their parents and carers of course!
More information here: www.cultureworkseast.co.uk/filmacademy
Please share with any relevant networks.
From What Next? National
1. ACTIONS for all of us:
- Think about someone you think should be in the Young Vic What Next? room who isn’t and invite them to join us
- Contact your local authority to make the case for the arts using our fabulous Arts4Britain 2:0 Toolkit (attached)
- No Boundaries conference update (attached)
National Trust and English Heritage see surge of low-income and minority visitors https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/low-income-groups-ethnic-minorities-visiting-heritage-sites-increased-numbers-study/
Helen Marten wins Turner prize, securing second big award in a month https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/dec/05/helen-marten-wins-turner-prize-2016-securing-second-big-award-in-a-month
Royal Court leads nominations for 2017 Writers’ Guild Awards https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/royal-court-leads-nominations-for-2017-writers-guild-awards/
Local arts cash cut by 27% since 2010 because of government cuts, claims Labour https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/local-arts-cash-cut-by-27-since-2010-because-of-government-cuts-claims-labour/
Philanthropy growth for theatre lags behind visual arts, dance and music https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/private-investment-growth-for-theatre-lags-behind-visual-arts-dance-and-music/
New arts show to replace Midweek on BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38174672
Shortlist for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards announced http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/whatsonstage-awards-nominations-2017-harry-potter_42375.html
Black woman rejected for Channel 4 board was senior Arts Council executive http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/12/05/black-woman-rejected-channel-4-board-senior-arts-council-executive/
Lloyd Webber diversity research calls for colour blind casting http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/lloyd-webber-diversity-research-calls-colour-blind-casting
Barrier to Access report highlights need for theatres to make more work specifically for young disabled and deaf audiences https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/deaf-and-disabled-audiences-underserved-by-theatres-report/
Arts Professional continue their series on diversity with a conversation on the reintroduction of quotas http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/article/arts-diversity-quota-conversation
Free online British Library playwrights exhibition to launch in March 2017 https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/free-online-british-library-playwrights-exhibition-to-launch-in-march-2017/