September 2011

Bath Christian school cancels event with ‘blasphemous’ Meg Rosoff

The award-winning children’s author Meg Rosoff‘s reimagining of God as a sex-mad teenage boy in her new novel There Is No Dog has proved unpalatable for a Christian independent school, which cancelled an event with the author because of the “blasphemous” nature of the book, her publisher said. Rosoff had been booked to appear at …
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Think! Sponsorship

The UK’s largest one-day sponsorship conference, Think!Sponsorship, is back for its 16th event on the 11th November 2011 at the Barbican Centre, London. The conference, titled ‘The Sponsorship Effect’ explores the changing face of sponsorship activation, and includes speakers from Vodafone, Innocent Drinks, Cadbury’s, Evian, Betfair and Nokia. Details at www.thinksponsorship.com

Charity Commission to rely on umbrella bodies to advise charities

Arts charities may soon be obliged to join umbrella bodies, which the Charity Commission is hoping will in future provide the one-to-one advice and support it currently gives to charitable organisations. The Commission’s own advice service is being axed in response to budget cuts of a third over four years, announced in last year’s budget, …
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Where have all the children gone?

Britain’s leading galleries are losing hundreds of thousands of child visitors every year, raising serious concerns about the artistic education of the nation’s children. The National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) lost thousands of visitors aged 16 or under between 2010 and 2011, according to the institutions’ most …
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