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Editor: Alex Pleasants

 Government Stuff 

DCMS is posting live updates on the queue to Her Majesty’s Lying-in-State. The BBC is also hosting a live stream for those wishing to pay their respects virtually. 

Here’s the Creative PEC with three ways the government can support growth in the creative industries. 

Broadcast reports that the Department of Health is reconsidering its ban on junk food ads. 

 Culture Stuff 

Arts & Culture 
The Art Newspaper on how the evolving visibility of Queen Elizabeth over her reign was the most remarkable feat of enduring performance art.

The Irish government has begun paying weekly payments of £280 to 2,000 artists and creatives. 

Arts Council England plans to reduce its emissions by a quarter by 2024.  

Artlyst takes a look at King Charles III’s love of art and skill with a brush. 

A Lowry is set to be auctioned off at Christie’s in October and may well fetch a record price for the British artist.  

Le Banquesy. France’s answer to Banksy has been filling potholes with colourful mosaics.  

Wild Wonder, a sort-of faint goldy yellow, has been named as colour of the year by Dulux.  

Yinka Ilori welcomes Wallpaper to his new London studio space ahead of his first solo exhibition at the Design Museum
(open now, btw).  

England has unveiled the kits that we’re going to win the World Cup in later this year.  

Theatre & Dance 
West End theatres will pause shows on Monday and the Royal Shakespeare Company is planning to screen the Queen’s funeral.  

The big screen version of Jodie Comer's Prima Facie has become the highest-grossing event cinema release ever, overtaking Fleabag in the process. 

Here’s all the nominations for this year’s Black British Theatre Awards.

Tourism & Heritage  
Mamma Maya. An ancient Mayan city with more than 800 buildings has been discovered in Mexico as they were building a new railroad.  

The V&A looks set to return its Asante gold collection to Ghana.  

Press, Books & Libraries 
Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has written a poem to mark the passing of the Queen.  

Miss Marple is back in 12 new authorised stories by contemporary writers on the iconic Agatha Christie character.  

Press Gazette on how newsletters have become a $100m+ business for some. “For some” ;) 

Exhibitions and Events  
London Design Festival kicks off its 20th edition next week, including a series of talks on the intersection of design and tech hosted by open-ended design. The festival has also announced its annual Design Medal winners

British Fashion Week is back until Tuesday. Here’s the full schedule and the Evening Standard looks at how it will pay its respects to Her Majesty.  

Join Global Counsel in London on 25th October for a discussion on the regulation of the metaverse, including tech analyst Benedict Evans and Ofcom CEO Melanie Dawes

LionTree Co-Head of Growth Alex Michael sits down with icon Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum in their first podcast interview together. The couple shares everything from Paris’s biggest business regret to their ongoing work to introduce legislation to combat child abuse. Watch or listen - the choice is yours. 

And in honour of their latest podcast guest, Kindred Media takes to the streets to find out what’s hot right now.  

 Creative Industries & Tech Stuff 

Film & TV 
The White Lotus, Ted Lasso and Succession were the big winners at this year’s Emmys. Here’s The Guardian with its biggest surprises *gasp*

Top prize at the Venice Film Festival has gone to a documentary exploring the life of artist and activist Nan Goldin who helped to bring down the Sackler family.  

The New Statesman examines how portrayals of the Queen on our screens may determine her legacy and Claire Foy talks of her ‘honour’ of starring in The Crown. 

Timothée Chalamet Is British Vogue’s first ever male solo cover star for the October issue. 

Asos has reported weaker than expected sales for August - and H&M has reported a 4% year-on-year decline in sales.  

Business of Fashion on the big Kanye West and Adidas clash and why the fashion giant should tread carefully and watch the throne. He’s also ending his partnership with Gap.  

Music & Radio 
YouTube paid $6bn to the music industry in the past 12 months - and The Guardian looks at how they’re transforming podcasting next.  

The Financial Times looks at how Wall Street is storming the music biz, with Goldman Sachs predicting music revenue to double to $153bn by 2030.  

Robbie Williams is set to earn his 14th solo number 1 album. Name a bigger artist in the UK. I’ll sit and wait. 

The Verge on how EA are pivoting towards more player-created content. Eg. the new Skate

Tech & Telecoms 
Global VC funding in August hit the lowest point in 2 years.  

Adobe has just snapped up one of its biggest rivals in digital design, Figma, for $20bn.

The EU has proposed a new set of laws aiming to boost the security of internet-connected hardware.  

And Google has failed to overturn a €4bn antitrust fine from the EU for its use of Android over rivals. 

CityMapper is coming under fire for putting its cheapest, bus-only routes behind a paywall.  

Samsung is aiming to make its operations and products carbon neutral by 2050.  

Ethereum has just completed The Merge. The Times on how this cut its energy consumption by 99.5% and the Financial Times on why it's a big deal for the crypto market.  

Third time’s a charm. Despite massive losses, SoftBank is considering launching a third Vision Fund

Scientists at Kyoto University are working on teaching natural laughter to robots. Don’t bother subscribing them to our newsletter then.  

 Appointments & Movers 

Karen Blackett has been appointed president of advertising giant WPP in the UK; Alan Davey is stepping down as controller of Radio 3, BBC Proms and BBC Orchestras; the BFI’s Jen Smith has become interim CEO of the Independent Standards Authority; Scott Cohen is leaving his role as chief innovation officer at Warner Music 

One for you? Creative UK is looking for a new director of policy and engagement 

 Ed Stuff

From Monday, Ed will be on Times Radio EVERY night for a week hosting the evening show. 

Break Out Culture is back on your airwaves. To kick things off for the autumn season, Ed sits down for a catch-up with V&A Museum director Tristram Hunt about nurturing creativity in our educational system. 

And in case you missed the latest Vaizey View… A wonderfully wide-ranging chat with Phil Spencer, ‘King of XBox’ and CEO of gaming at Microsoft, about the evolution of the sector and what comes next.  

...And Finally

Some heartwarmers to finish this week...

The Washington Post chats to the farmer supplying his whole town in Maine with fresh produce… and he’s only 12.  

Parents are posting videos online of their children’s joyful reactions to seeing a Black actress playing Ariel in the new Little Mermaid.  

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard has just donated his entire $3bn outdoor retail business to the fight against climate change. Waterproof hats off to you, Yvon. 

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