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Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performers

March 21, 2011

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Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performersDemands of ‘creative and sporting’ category of points-based immigration system leading to cancelled events, say organisers… A survey by the Greater London Assembly showed that a quarter of all artists who were hired in 2010 to open an exhibition, take part in festivals or play a […]

Stirling success for classical music scheme

March 17, 2011

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…since 2008 an audacious project to change the future for Raploch’s young people by immersing them in classical music has been working with 80% of children at nursery and primary schools. And now a new report commissioned by the Scottish government has concluded that the project, Sistema Scotland, has the potential “to achieve social transformation”… […]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Strike

March 11, 2011

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DSO musicians are now starting the sixth month of a strike that began October 4. The walkout was provoked by management’s massive concession demands, including a more than 30 percent pay cut, cuts in health and pension benefits and drastic changes in working conditions. Last month, Detroit Symphony musicians unanimously rejected a “final offer” presented […]

An Iranian Director’s Impassioned Defense

December 23, 2010

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An Iranian Director’s Impassioned Defense thelede.blogs.nytimes.com Jafar Panahi, an internationally celebrated Iranian filmmaker who supported opposition protesters after last year’s disputed presidential election, delivered an impassioned defense of his work at his trial in Tehran last week. http://www.facebook.com

BFI cuts

December 23, 2010

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Details of BFI plans for library and archive, including job cuts from bfiwatch by pamcook BFI management draft proposals: Restructure of Collections & Information Rationale There are five key drivers in our proposal for the future structure of the Archive: The cut to grant-in-aid, whilst managing the transition from the SHUK project and reducing the […]

Celan in Willesden

December 18, 2010

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Celan in London NW2 by Hans Kundnani Published October 23, 2010 Although Paul Celan is my favourite poet, I was somehow unaware of his poem, “Mapesbury Road”, which refers to a street that is about five minutes from where I live in north-west London and was written in 1968 immediately after the death of Martin Luther […]

Barenboim protests arts funding cuts in Italy

December 8, 2010

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Italy arts cut protests reach crescendo with riots at Milan’s La Scala Demonstrations led by conductor Daniel Barenboim at opera house turn violent as Rome votes on 37% cut in arts funding