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New Creative Scotland chief backs culture secretary, Fiona Hyslop's comments

11th July 2013

The new head of Scotland’s arts funding body has thrown her support behind culture secretary Fiona Hyslop’s rejection of the arts being used as a “commodity” to help boost the economy.

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£3m Dudley Zoo centre plan unveiled

11th July 2013

The striking futuristic concept was unveiled by bosses at the attraction showcasing the multi-million pound centre, known as the Trilobite building, which has been designed to recreate the famous Dudley Bug fossil shape.

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Curriculum change and progress incentives for arts subjects

10th July 2013

A document setting out the government’s ambitions for cultural education in England and summarising “opportunities open to schools and teachers” has been published in place of the promised National Plan for Cultural Education, which was due to progress the vision outlined in the Henley Review of Cultural Education, published in February 2012

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Council chief calls for single trust to run East Lancashire leisure facilities

10th July 2013

A leisure trust should be formed to cover the whole of East Lancashire to save money, according to a council leader. Uniting all six boroughs under one umbrella would benefit from joint management and purchasing power, said Pendle’s Coun Joe Cooney.

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Nimbyism has reared its gratuitous head over the Southbank Centre

10th July 2013

The FCB design deals with the circulation problem via a clarity of diagram unmatched by other competitors writes Paul Finch.

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World Stage Design 2013 to introduce Cardiff and Wales as a whole to a New International Audience

10th July 2013

More than 100 theatre designers from across the globe will be showcasing their work in Cardiff during World Stage Design 2013.

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Future of Dudley Hippodrome to be decided in weeks

10th July 2013

Councillors will decide the fate of the landmark Dudley Hippodrome theatre at a meeting next month.

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Curriculum changes to 'catch up with world's best'

9th July 2013

Five year olds will start tackling fractions and computer algorithms, as a more stretching national curriculum is announced for state schools in England.

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First response: the new National Curriculum

9th July 2013

On Monday the new National Curriculum was published by the Department of Education. It’s important to note that Free Schools and Academies (about 13% of schools) do not have to follow this curriculum, though it is likely that they will continue to use it as a guide.

For cultural learning (Art and Design, Dance, Drama, History, Music) the new specifications represent a mixed bag, with some welcome and much needed revisions to the language and content of previous drafts, but also some glaring omissions and strange emphases.

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Shakespearean theatre to be unearthed in Shoreditch

8th July 2013

The Curtain Theatre, built in 1577, was home to William Shakespeare’s company the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, before they moved to the Globe. Archaeologists undertook exploratory digs at the site in 2011 and found preserved remains of the 14-sided theatre three metres below ground level, including the original stage floor and brick walls.

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