Bristol culture cuts go ahead

Bristol City Council is to go ahead with a 40% cut to its culture budget, with £190,000 to be cut in 2018/19 and a further £190,000 cut in 2019/20,  affecting support for arts organisations and museums.

Bournemouth ‘gaps’ in culture offer – report

Bournemouth has a number of gaps in its cultural offer, says a new report on the town.

New arts centre for Newbury

Greenham Common to be site for £1.7m facility

Bath 100% arts cuts ‘unforgivable assault’

Bath is to cut all its funding for small arts projects to save upwards of £100,000 a year, the city council has decided, blaming reductions in central government funding.

Brexit drives out first British orchestra

The European Union Baroque Orchestra, which has been based at Woodstock in Oxfordshire since 1985, is to camp to Belgium in the wake of the decision for Britain to leave the European Union. Others may follow.

PATRICK KELLY'S BACK PAGE  AI's pick of what's coming

PATRICK KELLY'S BACK PAGE AI's pick of what's coming

A collection of iconic news photographs goes on display in a major new exhibition at the Bath & North East Somerset Council-run Victoria Art Gallery.

SIMON TAIT'S DIARY Trump's bust

SIMON TAIT'S DIARY Trump's bust

This Epstein bust of Winston Churchill has reappeared in the White House, and although it has been popping in and out of the Oval Office over the last 15 years or so, it actually belongs to us.

PASSING BY  Art is good for… anything?

PASSING BY Art is good for… anything?

Antony Thorncroft wonders if art really is a cure-all for our social ills

MY STORY Fair trade

MY STORY Fair trade

The Affordable Art Fair was begun by Will Ramsay in Battersea Park ten years ago. It’s back from March 9-12, with new features and works of art available from £100

Hoyle to leave the Clore

Hoyle to leave the Clore

Sue Hoyle, director of the Clore Leadership Programme since 2007, is to stand down in the summer, it was announced today.

Theatre bookshop closes after 187 years

Samuel French, the bookseller, publisher and theatrical licensing company, is being forced to close its famous Fitzrovia bookshop by rising rents.

MUSEUMS Waking to Woking

MUSEUMS Waking to Woking

The award winning Lightbox is a rare success story among local museums, and later this year it celebrates its 10th anniversary. AI talks to its director, Marilyn Scott, about the funding crisis and how she is dealing with it – with a surprising solution

THEATRE The home of twinkling stars

THEATRE The home of twinkling stars

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has a galaxy of names among its alumni, from Judi Dench and Kevin Whately to Cameron Mackintosh and Vanessa Redgrave, but now it has begun the biggest development in its history. Simon Tait reports

TRAINING School of Maria '04

TRAINING School of Maria '04

The career of the new director of Tate took a powerful new turn after becoming one of the first fellows on the Clore Leadership Programme, now interviewing for its 14th intake

ARTS COUNCIL Baz and the funding revolution

ARTS COUNCIL Baz and the funding revolution

As he steps down as chairman of Arts Council England, Sir Peter Bazalgette talks exclusively to Simon Tait about what he has learned, and what has changed in arts funding

DEA BIRKETT Keep your brief… brief

DEA BIRKETT Keep your brief… brief

Dea Birkett, director of Kids in Museums, prefers manifestos to be minifestos – like the Museums Association’s

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE  Neighbourhood watch

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Neighbourhood watch

Local authority support for culture is being seriously challenged, but Jane Wilson, culture and community manager for Cambridge City Council, believes arts development is still strong

AI PROFILE  Ferenaissance

AI PROFILE Ferenaissance

 Kirsten Simister, curator, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull