The Creative Industries Federation has withdrawn from an election event with Jeremy Corbin because the Labour Party would not commit as much time to the event as the other major parties.
Labour has pledged £1 billion for a new Culture Capital Fund if it wins next month’s general election.
Clare O’Connor, head of fundraising at the Southbank Centre, is to be the new chief executive at The Place contemporary dance centre.
Arts campaign group asks public to quiz candidates
UK theatres had a box office boost in 2016, taking a record £1.12 billion in ticket sales.
Inua Ellams, born in Nigeria in 1984 but educated in Britain, is a poet, visual artist, designer, performer and playwright. His third play at the National Theatre, Barber Shop Chronicles, opens in preview on May 30. Directed by Bijan Sheibani it is based on Ellams’s observations of barber shops around the world as a forum for African men’s talk.
The search has officially begun to fund the design team to create the Centre for Music, nicknamed “Rattle Hall”, to be built on the site of the Museum of London.