Written on Thursday, 26 April 2018
City is first to throw hat in ring
An overhead shot of a day-long feast in a Dhaka Hindu temple has won the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year prize.
Written on Wednesday, 25 April 2018
A black comedy about a shroud maker is to feature in a festival marking the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian exodus.
Young people need to be signposted to creative careers and properly nurtured when they start if they are to design the nation’s future.
Written on Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Was Debussy Chinese? No, of course not, but he might have been, thinks An-Ting Chang.
Written on Monday, 23 April 2018
Funding cuts are hitting the caret of the UK’s heritage and museums, according to a survey of its members by the public service union Prospect.
As J M W Turner’s 243rdbirthday is celebrated today, the restoration of the garden at the house he designed and built at Twickenham for his father and himself is completed.
Written on Friday, 20 April 2018
The shell burst last weekend was the loudest culture bang to go off since ENO lost a large hunk of its subsidy three years ago and threatened to go dark if its new business plan didn’t work. St John’s Smith Square isn’t the Coliseum, but it not being there would leave a large hole in a lot of people’s musical lives.
The Black Cultural Archives, the nation’s only repository dedicated to the heritage of African and Caribbean heritage people, opened its centre in Windrush Square, Brixton, in 2014, but why the Windrush documents if no longer thought useful, were they not passed over to the archive?Here its director, Paul Reid, looks at the history behind the unfolding fiasco regarding for the Windrush generation - and sees a shameful lack of appreciation of the Black citizens who have helped create today’s Britain, creating a hostile environment for legal migrants
Written on Thursday, 19 April 2018
Weekend opening plans revealed after closures
BSO Resound, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s disabled-led ensemble, is to make its Proms debut this summer, and its first major UK performance.
Written on Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Sir Ken Robinson, the pioneer of creativity in education, is to join the Roundhouse arts centre as associate creative curator to boost its work with young people, it was announced today.
Arts leaders, including the artistic director of English National Ballet and the CEO of the British Fashion Council, have today demanded full creative education for all schoolchildren.
A literary festival aims to bridge the gap between Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Tate has launched with a two-pronged initiative to bring more young visitors, offering £5 exhibition admission and a new youth-dedicated trustee.
Written on Tuesday, 17 April 2018
One of Europe’s great concert venues will close next year if a funding appeal launched today https://www.sjss.org.uk/savesjss does not succeed.
The British Punjabi artist Chila Kumari Burman (main image), who explores Asian femininity in paintings and installations, photography and printmaking, and film, sees art as central to breaking the gender gap and widening the cultural gaze
Written on Monday, 16 April 2018
Those working in the creative industries are still predominantly from the middle classes, excluding those from BAME and working class backgrounds.