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Ballet bosses hope ‘epic’ Swan Lake production shows importance of funding UK arts | Ents & Arts News

Ballet bosses hope ‘epic’ Swan Lake production shows importance of funding UK arts | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] Ballet bosses are hoping their “epic” staging of Swan Lake prompts the next government to recognise the “critical” importance of arts funding. English National Ballet artistic director Aaron Watkin, and the Royal Albert Hall’s director of audiences, Louise Halliday, have spoken to Sky News about their concerns – as ballerinas impress fans with their restaging of a classic. “Policies and funding are hugely important. They’re critical,” Watkin explains in reference to maintaining Britain’s cultural reputation. There are less than a handful of dance companies in the world that would be able to stage a show like the one currently being performed at the Royal Albert Hall. Even non-dancers are aware of Swan Lake, but reconfigured to be staged in-the-round the choreography is jaw-dropping – the huge swarms of feathers perfectly in sync with every single detail from every angle. “We hire an extra 60 dancers for this production,” Watkin explains. “You’ve got over 100 performers on stage, so it’s just the sheer size of it.” He describes the “massive undertaking” as effectively “taking three …

Strictly Bosses Confirm Giovanni Pernice Will Not Be Back For New Series

Strictly Bosses Confirm Giovanni Pernice Will Not Be Back For New Series

[ad_1] Strictly Come Dancing bosses have confirmed that Giovanni Pernice will not be returning to the show for this year’s landmark 20th series. Giovanni’s future on the show has been in doubt for a number of weeks now, with the BBC currently investigating complaints made about him by a number of his former celebrity partners. Prior to this, it was reported by The Sun that the Italian dancer had made the decision to bow out after 10 series, citing an undisclosed “source”, who claimed the former champion had chosen to leave Strictly as a result of the “scrutiny” he had found himself under. On Monday afternoon, the BBC confirmed the line-up of this year’s Strictly professionals, with Giovanni’s name absent from the list. Giovanni previously told his Instagram followers: “You will be as surprised as I am that allegations have been made about my dance teaching methods in the media this week. Of course, I reject any suggestion of abusive or threatening behaviour, and I look forward to clearing my name. “Those who have followed …

Trump promised to scrap climate laws if US oil bosses donated bn – report | Donald Trump

Trump promised to scrap climate laws if US oil bosses donated $1bn – report | Donald Trump

[ad_1] Donald Trump dangled a brazen “deal” in front of some of the top US oil bosses last month, proposing that they give him $1bn for his White House re-election campaign and vowing that once back in office he would instantly tear up Joe Biden’s environmental regulations and prevent any new ones, according to a bombshell new report. According to the Washington Post, the former US president made his jaw-dropping pitch, which the paper described as “remarkably blunt and transactional”, at a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago home and club. In front of more than 20 executives, including from Chevron, Exxon and Occidental Petroleum, he promised to increase oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, remove hurdles to drilling in the Alaskan Arctic, and reverse new rules designed to cut car pollution. He would also overturn the Biden administration’s decision in January to pause new natural gas export permits which have been denounced as “climate bombs”. “You’ll get it on the first day,” Trump said, according to the Post, citing an unnamed dinner attendee. Trump’s exhortation …

University bosses told they must ‘crack down’ on antisemitic abuse as protests spread | Politics | News

University bosses told they must ‘crack down’ on antisemitic abuse as protests spread | Politics | News

[ad_1] Ministers will order university chiefs to “crack down” on antisemitic abuse on campuses and ensure protests do not disrupt students’ lives. Any students inciting racial hatred or violence must be disciplined immediately, education leaders will be told. Police should also be contacted in any suspected criminal offence. Pro-Palestine encampments have been set up by students at more than a dozen universities across the UK against the war in Gaza, including Cambridge and Oxford. Vice-chancellors from some of the leading universities in the UK will meet at Number 10 on Thursday to discuss action to address the rise in antisemitic abuse on campuses and disruption to students’ learning. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “Universities should be places of rigorous debate but also bastions of tolerance and respect for every member of their community. “A vocal minority on our campuses are disrupting the lives and studies of their fellow students and, in some cases, propagating outright harassment and antisemitic abuse. That has to stop.” Education Secretary Gillian Keegan added: “”I have made it absolutely clear that universities …

Coronation Street fans react as ITV soap bosses share ‘horrible’ update

Coronation Street fans react as ITV soap bosses share ‘horrible’ update

[ad_1] Coronation Street fans have reacted as bosses shared an update following the latest episode of the ITV soap. As part of a police appeal following the disappearance of teenager Lauren Bolton, a reconstruction of her last movements took place. Daniel Osbourne did not go along, as he is still considered a suspect, but Bethany Platt did, along with Max Turner and Bobby Crawford. Amid the crowd of people, Bethany was horrified to recognise Nathan Curtis, who groomed and sexually exploited her. READ MORE: Coronation Street fans ‘obsessed’ as they predict character’s downfall READ MORE: McDonald’s launches ‘UK first’ across all restaurants from today Later, she struggled to contain her anger and upset, and burst into tears at Daniel’s flat. Daniel assured her Nathan is still in prison and that her mind is playing tricks on her, but Bethany was adamant she had seen her former abuser. After the credits rolled, soap bosses shared a clip of the scene on Corrie’s official Instagram feed. The post was captioned: “A terrifying blast from the past!” Fans …

Sunak to meet university bosses to discuss rise in antisemitic abuse | Politics News

Sunak to meet university bosses to discuss rise in antisemitic abuse | Politics News

[ad_1] Rishi Sunak will meet with university bosses in Downing Street on Thursday to call on them to take a “zero tolerance” approach to antisemitism. The prime minister has invited vice-chancellors of leading universities for a meeting to address the rise in antisemitic abuse on campus and disruption to students’ learning. Politics Live: ‘Nervousness’ in Labour after shock defection Jewish students have said they face a “toxic” environment as a growing number of Pro-Palestine encampments are set up at universities in response to the Israel-Hamas conflict. While there has not been violent scenes like those seen in the US, the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) has warned the rhetoric emanating from these encampments “is increasing in hostility” – and called on university leaders to do more to keep Jewish students safe. The meeting, which will include representatives from the UJS, will help inform upcoming government guidance on combatting antisemitism on campus, Downing Street said. University leaders will be asked to take immediate disciplinary action if any student is found to be inciting racial hatred or …

Eurovision Bosses Rebuke Guest Singer For Wearing Palestinian Garment During Performance

Eurovision Bosses Rebuke Guest Singer For Wearing Palestinian Garment During Performance

[ad_1] Eurovision bosses have spoken out after guest singer Eric Saade incorporated a traditional Palestinian garment into his semi-final stage outfit. Before this year’s acts each sang for the first time on Tuesday night, the semi-final got underway with a medley of old Eurovision hits performed by finalists including Eric, Eleni Foureira and Chanel. While performing his hit Popular, the Swedish singer – who is of Palestinian descent – was seen sporting a keffiyeh wrapped around his wrist. Following Eric’s performance, a spokesperson for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which organises Eurovision, rebuked the singer for what they described as a “compromise” of the “non-political nature of the event”. “The Eurovision Song Contest is a live TV show,” they said (via ITV News). “All performers are made aware of the rules of the contest, and we regret that Eric Saade chose to compromise the non-political nature of the event.” Posting on his Instagram story after the semi-final, Eric wrote: “Reminder – it’s only love.” Referencing this year’s Eurovision slogan, he added: “United By Music it …

University bosses to visit Downing Street to discuss campus antisemitism | Universities

University bosses to visit Downing Street to discuss campus antisemitism | Universities

[ad_1] University bosses are to attend a Downing Street summit to discuss antisemitism on campuses, as Palestinian solidarity protests continue to escalate at UK universities, with 10 students now vowing to go on hunger strike. Rishi Sunak told his cabinet on Tuesday that there had been an “unacceptable rise in antisemitism” on campuses and vice-chancellors would meet to talk about “the need for our universities to be safe for our Jewish students”. Three students at the University of Edinburgh said they had begun a hunger strike, with seven more planning to join them after months of trying to pressure their institution to divest from companies supplying arms to Israel. “What was already an urgent call for divestment has become so much more urgent all of a sudden, especially with the attack on Rafah right now,” said a fourth-year Palestinian student who did not want to be identified. The student, who said 15 members of her extended family had been killed in Gaza since the 7 October attacks, added: “We feel a hunger strike is the …

Fair bosses: The true “Empire State of Mind”

Fair bosses: The true “Empire State of Mind”

[ad_1] Excerpted from Surviving the Daily Grind: Bartleby’s Guide to Work by Philip Coggan. Published by The Economist Books (an imprint of Pegasus Books), 2024. Perhaps the template for the tough manager dates back to the early days of the industrial revolution. The first factory workers had spent their lives working either as artisans or farm workers, where they had some control over either the hours or the pace at which they worked. Factory owners had invested a lot of money in machinery and they wanted to get the maximum return. As a result, they insisted on strict discipline. Indeed, many factory owners preferred to hire women, or children, who were easier to control.  The harsh rule of managers (and their agent, the factory foreman) explains why workers decided to form trade unions so they could fight to get better pay and working conditions. One industry that was plagued by industrial disputes was car manufacturing, and the result was often poor quality cars produced at high prices. Consumers had to put up with the situation because the …

Hannah Waddingham ‘Picked A Fight’ With Oliviers Bosses Days Before Ceremony

Hannah Waddingham ‘Picked A Fight’ With Oliviers Bosses Days Before Ceremony

[ad_1] Last month, the Emmy winner hosted the theatre-based awards show for the second year running, once again winning huge praise for her presenting work. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon heaped praise on Hannah’s musical number, which she revealed she’d “picked a fight” with bosses about in the lead-up to the event. “The manuscript arrived with me, and I said to my pianist Joe Stilgoe, I put my hands on the music and I went, ‘right…’. And he went, ‘oh god’,” Hannah shared. “It was literally like I’d pulled the pin out and chucked a grenade in, 10 days before – because I wanted to set the tone for the whole night to not be stuffy!” She added: “I picked a fight, and it was worth it, because I’m very proud of it.” After watching a clip of her performance, the Ted Lasso star enthused: “Boom! We came to play!” She later revealed: “I called out what [was] absolutely necessary to call out and I’ve received a …