A look at the autumn arts seasons

One can easily read between the lines when it comes to the choice of production for the main opera by the Lawrence Batley Theatre in the upcoming autumn season. For many years what they have been offering has been good, even for the box office, and this year there is no exception. The theatre is […]

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Arts cuts not as bad as first thought

George Osborne’s recent announcement that budgetary cuts meant for the arts sector won’t exceed 5% has brought solace to the art leaders. So relieved are the art leaders and museum managers that they welcomed the move which in itself is quite unusual. The general mood of exuberance can be gauged in the words of Mark […]

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Royal Ballet are suffering from lack of talent

The Royal Ballet has been experiencing a dwindling number of domestic talents in its composition. There are 21 dancers in the Royal Ballet off which just one woman and two men of British origin are present. This startling figure was noticed by an erstwhile ballerina Bryony Brind. The ballerina opined that the reason for such […]

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Opera director hospitalised after collapsing

The Vienna State Opera director was sent to the hospital and treated after he collapsed with severe back pain at a Sunday performance of Wagner opera. Franz Welser-Moest, who is also the director of the Cleveland Orchestra, collapsed near the close of the first act of the four hour long performance of Parsifal. The opera […]

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