29 September - Is theatre's self-image preventing progress on its working culture?
The appalling reports of sexual harassment at the Professional Lighting and Sound Association’s industry event, are shocking. But they will probably not be surprising to many people who have worked backstage in the theatre and live events sector.
29 September - Sexual harassment and racism ‘endemic’ in UK music sector
28 September - 'Abuse of power': women call out harassment at trade show PLASA
27 September - An open letter to our new culture secretary from a lighting designer
Without culture, the UK would be an entirely different country, and a much less appealing one. But culture is not really a thing in itself, it’s the result of the people and organisations who make it
26 September - Metta Theatre launches mentoring for 'under-represented voices'
23 September - Mini-budget ‘missed opportunity’ to help culture and night-time sectors
The Government’s mini-budget offers “little” for the UK’s live music industry and is a “missed opportunity” to help businesses struggling in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, groups have said.
23 September - Emergency budget: what it means for arts and culture sector
23 September - Gender pay gap in arts is decreasing – survey
22 September - Fragile UK music industry calls for support amid slow recovery
The multibillion-pound UK music industry remains almost a third smaller than before the pandemic as rampant inflation, soaring costs and Brexit red tape threaten to derail its fragile recovery, a report warns.
21 September - Government to halve energy prices for theatres but industry urges more support
13 September - Further productions cancel performances for Queen's funeral as SOLT and UK Theatre issue statement
Venues and organisations have been unilaterally cancelling performances next Monday (now set to be a Bank Holiday) and the two organisations have now confirmed the current position regarding theatres and the Queens funeral.
13 September - Information for theatregoers throughout the period of national mourning
Below is some useful information on theatre in London during the period of national mourning and in the run up to the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. Including a list of productions that will close.
13 September - If we want change in arts policy we have to ask for it – together
From red lights across the skies as a clarion call of theatres in crisis, to wrapping buildings in crime-scene-style tape, the pandemic has shown how creative – and effective – theatre is in making its presence felt when confronted with the unimaginable.
12 September - One culture secretary after another shows the government doesn't take the arts seriously
There have been 11 UK culture secretaries over the past 12 years. How many can you name? Maybe, like me, you have entirely excised Karen Bradley and Jeremy Wright from memory. The latest to be appointed is Michelle Donelan, replacing Nadine Dorries, who was both simultaneously a national joke and no laughing matter for the arts, the BBC and Channel 4.
9 September - Arts Council: Funding decisions will go ahead as planned
Arts Council England has confirmed that forthcoming funding decisions – including the next national portfolio round – will go ahead according to the planned timescale, despite the country being in a period of mourning.
9 September - Updated statement from Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre on The Queen's death
Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in accordance with official guidance, the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre have advised that theatres are expected to remain open from tonight and for the duration of the period of national mourning up until the funeral.
9 September - National Cinema Day can teach theatre a lesson in audience development
8 September - Theatre industry welcomes Truss' energy plan but calls for more detail urgently
Theatres, unions and industry bodies have tentatively welcomed a six-month package to help businesses navigate the energy crisis, but are urging the government to move swiftly to provide details and to prevent organisations being forced to close.
8 September - Six-months' support for businesses such as theatres under Liz Truss' energy plan
Businesses including theatres will be supported for six months under the prime minister’s plan to tackle the energy crisis, with further support for “vulnerable” industries after this period.
It comes as theatres warn that they risk closure without government support.
8 September - A word to the UK’s new culture secretary: Nadine Dorries was a toxic disaster. Do better
7 September - Diversity group Inc Arts closes after efforts to save it fail
7 September - From WWE Marketing Manager to U.K.’s New Culture Secretary: 5 Things You Need to Know About Michelle Donelan
Late Tuesday evening local time, Michelle Donelan was appointed the U.K.’s latest secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) by incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss (herself only elected on Monday.)
7 September - New culture secretary urged to protect theatres through cost-of-living crisis
New culture secretary Michelle Donelan is being urged to help steer the theatre sector through the escalating cost-of-living and energy crisis by organisations including UK Theatre, BECTU and the Society of London Theatre.
6 September - Michelle Donelan appointed culture secretary in cabinet reshuffle
Michelle Donelan has been appointed culture secretary as part of the cabinet reshuffle under new prime minister Liz Truss.
Donelan becomes the 11th MP to hold the post since 2012, and the appointment follows Nadine Dorries’ resignation.
6 September - Nadine Dorries has resigned as Culture Secretary following Boris Johnson’s departure from No 10.
In her resignation letter sent posted on Tuesday morning Dorries sais she was ‘delighted’ Liz Truss has been elected as Conservative Party Leader, describing her as a ‘worthy successor’.
6 September - Circuses warn of 'imploding' sector as visa delays shut out overseas talent
5 September - Fringe and variety venues face 'decimation' in cost-of-living crisis – Equity
5 September - Ticketing businesses reveal 85% drop in turnover during first year of pandemic
5 September - The failure of Unboxed festival is not a shortcoming of art but of government
…it appears the UK government has produced the granddaddy of all vanity projects by splashing £120 million on the nine-month festival originally proposed by Theresa May and known at the time as the Festival of Brexit, which then came to be called Unboxed – or the ‘deranged’ or ‘unhinged’ festival as many dubbed it.
2 September - It would have been better for everyone if the festival of Brexit had stayed in its box
2 September - Street performers are often overlooked, but our sector needs them
Amid the hubbub of the festival, street performance is one art form that often gets taken for granted, and its importance is frequently overlooked. The presence of these artists provides visitors to the city with some of their most visceral memories.
2 September - Arts funding in England is a thin gruel that organisations are forced to beg for
1 September - Rage against the machine: Is AI in performance an opportunity or a threat?
Is artificial intelligence in performance an opportunity or existential threat? Theo Bosanquet meets the people investigating this technology, from theatre practitioners to academics, to try and find some answers