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The NPO Face Plant

Tuesday’s announcement from Arts Council England (ACE) concerning their National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) was, compared to 2014, a fairly low-key affair. Unlike the previous round of funding this year was not expected to feature any huge cuts to the arts in general so things were a little less nerve wracking for the folks that spent […]

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It’s Time To Pick A Side

In perhaps one of the most craven, partisan political acts this country has witnessed in the last 100 years the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for a general election to take place in just 7 weeks. As the Guardian pointed out on Tuesday, there is no urgent need for an election at all, […]

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Jupiter’s Buttocks

Tim Couchman (Mr Couch) is a man, a ballet dancing man, he’s pissed and he’s not going to take it anymore. This particular ballet bloke is a little bit unhappy, to say the least, with the dancers at The Royal Ballet who, in his view, completely blew the performance of a work called “The Human […]

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Show Them The Money

Uber, in-case you don’t know, is a taxi company that pretends not be a taxi company. Aside from being a taxi company pretending not to be a taxi company they are, demonstrably, a terrible organisation to work for. Their drivers are underpaid, the company is embroiled in a series of scandals involving sexual harassment and […]

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Game of Numbers

Just over a year ago we, here in TheLab™, wrote about Canvas, a YouTube project funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to the tune of £1.8Million that was supposed to help arts organisations, specifically NPOs, monetise their media content on the world’s most chaotic video website. Promises were made, numbers were touted and, as expected, […]