'Literary godmother' Becky Swift dies at 53

'Literary godmother' Becky Swift dies at 53

Rebecca Swift, founder and director of the Literary Consultancy, has died after a short illness aged 53.

Lambeth Palace library go-ahead

Planners approve major scheme

Breakdown of talks on Lancashire museums

English Heritage says no to handover of textile mills

Three shortlisted for 2017 portrait prize

Three shortlisted for 2017 portrait prize

Benjamin Sullivan’s portrayal of his wife breastfeeding their child, Breech, is one of three pictures shortlisted by the National Portrait Gallery for this year’s £30,000 BP Portrait Award.

Charities’ scheme to spread national collections

The Art Fund and Garfield Weston Foundation have launched a new scheme to allow regional museums to borrow works of art from the national collections.

Answer to UK’s post-Brexit future: creative industries

The government needs to rethink its approach to business to allow the creative industries to take a lead in the post-Brexit economy, the Creative Industries Federation has told trade secretary Greg Clark.

NPG acquires Tracey’s ‘death mask’

NPG acquires Tracey’s ‘death mask’

The National Portrait Gallery has bought Tracey Emin’s Death Mask – with financial help from the artist herself.

Arts & Crafts treasure house reopens

Arts & Crafts treasure house reopens

Britain’s best preserved Arts & Crafts home reopens next week after an 18 month restoration.

Grand Tour scheme worth £32m to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Research shows nearly 2m visitors over two years

Vulcan Works Leather craft centre to get go-ahead

Plans to create a Northampton crafts centre dedicated to leatherwork are expected to get the go ahead from councillors next week.

RIBA North opens on Merseyside in June

RIBA North opens on Merseyside in June

The Royal Institute of British Architects is to open its second national centre on Liverpool’s waterfront on June 17.

SIMON TAIT'S DIARY    Main stream art

SIMON TAIT'S DIARY Main stream art

Hull, which for those who have been locked in the lavatory for the
last few months is our City of Culture, has noticed two curious anniversaries.

PATRICK KELLY'S  BACKPAGE   The AI guide to the best to come

PATRICK KELLY'S BACKPAGE The AI guide to the best to come

Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson curates The Hepworth Wakefield sees one of the world’s most innovative fashion designers responding to Wakefield’s collection of modern British art.

CIRCUS   Where the town comes to circus

CIRCUS Where the town comes to circus

The community venue Jacksons Lane was facing closure. Then circus came along and the venue has earned international standing. Simon Tait has been talking to its artistic director, Adrian Berry

PASSING BY...   Collecting memories

PASSING BY... Collecting memories

Antony Thorncroft mourns the passing of an old South Ken friend

MY STORY Novel reality

MY STORY Novel reality

The Barrow Fields is Phillip Lewis’s debut novel, yet even before it is published he is being talked of as “a powerful new voice in fiction” (Google Books).

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE   The loan arrangers: Two years into the Arts Impact Fund

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE The loan arrangers: Two years into the Arts Impact Fund

Loans, rather than grants could be the way forward for some arts organisations seeking to expand. Fran Sanderson of Nesta looks at a pilot project – the Arts Impact Fund

DEA BIRKETT   Out of our class

DEA BIRKETT Out of our class

The classroom is
not the first place of learning, and it’s time the importance of informal education was acknowledged, says Dea Birkett