Glastonbury 2021 Officially Cancelled

Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year running due to COVID-19. This news was announced on their Twitter this morning: “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place.” “In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will […]Read More

£165 million emergency loans for arts organisations

£165 million in emergency loans has been given to UK arts organisations hit hard by the global pandemic. Eleven organisations will each receive part of the loan, with an initial repayment holiday of up to four years and a repayment term of up to twenty years. The Royal Opera House are set to receive £21.7 […]Read More

Netflix Increases 2020 Budget Despite Global Pandemic

Streaming giant Netflix has upped its spending budget to £750 million in 2020 for the UK, a fifty percent increase from last year. 2019 saw Netflix spend £500 million on British-made films and TV shows, around £100 million more than its estimated £400 million for the year. Despite being affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, knocking […]Read More

Theatre News: Royal Court Christmas show to go ahead

Liverpool’s Royal Court have confirmed that their Christmas show can go ahead as planned, after the city was placed into the second tier of COVID-19 restrictions. The Royal Court Selection Box will run until the 30th of January, as long as current restrictions are not tightened. Whilst each show will feature a reduced cast of six […]Read More

Trailer Released for Upcoming Netflix Film ‘The Dig’

Netflix has just released the trailer for its upcoming film, The Dig. This Second World War period drama is set to star  Lily James, Carey Mulligan, and Ralph Fiennes. The Dig is a dramatized adaptation of a novel by John Preston that explores the most famous archaeological dig in modern British history:  “the discovery of […]Read More

How Ecological Are Your Christmas Gifts This Year?

A new study by the sustainable and vegan online retailer, Shop Like You Give a Damn, has discovered the extent to which Christmas presents impact the environment and society. Using YouGov and carbon emissions data, this company investigated the environmental impact of the UK’s most popular Christmas gifts, including socks, pyjamas, makeup and toiletries, jewellery, […]Read More

‘Umbrella Academy’ Star Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgender

Thirty-three-year-old Oscar-nominated Elliot Page publicly came out as transgender on their Twitter this morning. This comes six years after Elliot, formerly Ellen, came out as gay in 2014. Elliot is famous for his role as Vanya in The Umbrella Academy – with the filming of the third season due to start shortly – and his […]Read More

Theatre News: The Journey to return in 2021

Scott Silven’s The Journey will return to the Traverse Theatre‘s online performance space for one week only next Spring. This follows a completely sold-out October run of the acclaimed interactive show. Running from the 14th to the 18th of April 2021, fans of this “extraordinary illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist” will be given the opportunity […]Read More

Theatre News: Stars unite to save theatre

British theatre stars are uniting over Zoom for a one-night only performance to raise money for those in the arts sector struggling through the pandemic. Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Sir Derek Jacobi are just a few names already confirmed for the lineup. “We can’t appear on […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Locked In: Breaking the Silence’ Is A Moving

Imagine waking up one day to find out you have a debilitating illness no one knows how to treat or cure. Imagine living with the fear that this could have a detrimental impact upon your whole life. Imagine being completely paralysed. Due for release on BBC Four on 30 November 2020, Locked In: Breaking the […]Read More