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Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix – but not Channel 4 – Sky News

The season two episode shows Jez in blackface while in bed with his girlfriend Nancy in a bid to “break a taboo”.

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Shakespeare’s Globe among venues to get slice of Culture Recovery Fund – BBC News

The London venue is one of 35 venues to get millions of pounds from the Culture Recovery Fund.

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image captionShakespeare’s Globe said its £2.98m would allow it to “plan more confidently for our future”
Shakespeare’s Globe, the Sage Gateshead and the company behind the Lady Boys of Bangkok are among the latest recipients of emergency government arts funding.
The replica Elizabethan theatre in London will receive almost £3m from the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.
The Birmingham Hippodrome, London’s Old Vic theatre and the English National Ballet will all get the maximum…

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‘It feels so good to be back dancing’ – BBC News

The world of ballroom dancing went online to cope with the pandemic restrictions, but what does the future hold?

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image captionProfessional dancers and coaches Madis Abel and Aleksandra Galkina moved their teaching online
With the first Strictly Come Dancing live show on UK screens later, Nell Mackenzie looks at how professional ballroom dancers and coaches around the world are continuing to cope with the impact of pandemic restrictions.
When Covid-19 closed the ballroom dance studio where Madis Abel and Aleksandra Galkina practised, it was their first break in eight years.
Mr Abel…

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Culture recovery fund: Royal Exchange theatre, Design Museum and Fabric to get at least £1m – The Guardian

The £75m that will be given to 35 organisations has been described as a ‘lifeline’

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The Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester, the Design Museum and Fabric nightclub in London are among the cultural institutions to receive at least £1m in the latest round of grants from the governments £1.57bn cultural recovery fund.
In total, £75m will be given to 35 organisations, including theatres, museums, music venues and dance companies, among them Rambert (£1.28m), Sadlers Wells (£2.9m) and the English National Ballet (£3m).
The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, said the grants would help…

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