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Sea change for Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet has changed the programme for its visit to Edinburgh in March, following a shortage of ships.

Spending review: how the arts are affected

The chancellor, George Osborne, has announced the government’s comprehensive spending review, which aims to make savings of £11.5 billion in government spending. The culture, media and sport department has had its resource budget cut by seven per cent, with Arts Council England and national museums cut by five per cent.

Dance leaders write an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education

In an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, published in the Daily Telegraph on October 18, leading figures in the UK dance community have expressed concern at the exclusion of dance, along with other arts subjects, from the syllabus of the newly-proposed English Baccalaureate that will be introduced as a replacement […]

Northern Ballet board seeks new chair

Northern Ballet has launched a search for a new chair to lead the company. David Forbes, who chaired the company’s board for the last two years, is stepping down to commit more time to his other business interests.

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