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Wales to put arts at the heart of the curriculum

The expressive arts will be one of six areas of learning and experience that will take the place of traditional subjects as…

3rd Jul 2015

Creative industries ‘booming’ in UK

The UK’s creative industries are having a boom in employment and exports, says a report from the Department for Culture, Media and…

2nd Jul 2015

Lady Kidron – “Tragedy that successive Education Ministers have devalued the arts in a structural way within the curriculum”

Peers in the House of Lords responded passionately to a motion tabled by Conservative peer Baronness Wheatcroft, calling for increased support for the creative…

26th Jun 2015

David Lan denounces ‘narrow’ approach to arts education

Young Vic artistic director David Lan has criticised the government’s “narrow” approach to arts in education. Lan stressed the importance not only…

23rd Jun 2015

Music tourists give £3bn boost to UK economy

Foreign music fans visiting the UK for gigs and festivals boosted the economy by £3.1bn in 2014, a report says. The report…

17th Jun 2015

Academic subjects alone won’t ‘set every child up for life’ – John Newbigin

It’s no surprise that Nicky Morgan is in favour of the English baccalaureate (EBacc). But what is genuinely puzzling is her assertion that “evidence…

17th Jun 2015

Reports reveals that music tourism generated £280 million & 2081 jobs for Scotland last year

Wish You Were Here 2015 – A new report has revealed the vast contribution of music tourism to the local economy within…

17th Jun 2015

‘The compulsory Ebac is a question of conscience’

The recent government announcement that all pupils will be expected to enter and sit GCSE subjects for the English Baccalaureate (Ebac) has created…

16th Jun 2015

Ofsted must focus on how ‘well rounded’ pupils are and not just exam results, says CBI chief

Inspections should concentrate on whether schools are producing “well rounded young people” rather than just exam results, the head of Britain’s business…

11th Jun 2015

Daniel Barenboim calls for ‘music once more to be taught in schools on a par with literature, mathematics or biology’

In his 2015 Edward W. Said London lecture at the Southbank Centre, Daniel Barenboim calls for ‘music once more to be taught…

5th Jun 2015

Why underperforming towns and cities should look to arts & culture

A strong cultural offer can attract “bright young businesses” to underperforming towns and cities helping to maximise growth potential, according to a…

22nd May 2015

Why it’s time to fine-tune music education in all our schools

Dr Gwen Moore, lecturer in music education at the University of Limerick, says overall the subject has improved over the past two…

21st May 2015

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