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VISUAL ARTS    Back from the brink

VISUAL ARTS Back from the brink

Berwick is shedding its outpost status and becoming a magnet for top class visual arts, Patrick Kelly writes

ARCHITECTURE    Putting rock & roll back into architecture

ARCHITECTURE Putting rock & roll back into architecture

The design practice Stufish is pre-eminent in the field of travelling rock shows, but now it is spreading its talents. Simon Tait reports

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE	Reimagining Coventry

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Reimagining Coventry

Jane Hytch on the imagination that brings together innovators in the arts, engineering, design and education and its impact on the city of Coventry

THE WORD Partnership and Risk: a balancing act for creativity

It’s time to look at a different approach to partnership in the theatre, says Damian Cruden, artistic director of York Theatre Royal

THEATRE   Putting theatre in its place

THEATRE Putting theatre in its place

On the eve of its annual conference, Theatres Trust’s director Jon Morgan tells AI of its new sense of purpose

DEA BIRKETT     Who do you think you’re talking to?

DEA BIRKETT Who do you think you’re talking to?

Dea Birkett takes the British Museum to task over its object labels, and who it thinks will read them

AI PROFILE  Taking us to her leaders

AI PROFILE Taking us to her leaders

Hilary Carty, director, the Clore Leadership Programme

MY STORY   Growing the art form, step by step

MY STORY Growing the art form, step by step

The new chair of trustees of one of our leading contemporary dance companies, Siobhan Davies Dance, is Emma Gladstone, a former dancer and now the artistic director and chief executive of London’s international dance festival Dance Umbrella

FESTIVALS    King of the Tyne

FESTIVALS King of the Tyne

A unique festival connects the River Tyne to the legacy of civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King. Patrick Kelly reports

OPERA    Making progress

OPERA Making progress

A new opera company is a collaboration of practitioners and friends determined to pare away the mystique and present the art for its audiences. Simon Tait met OperaGlass Works

Crowdfunding could lift arts funding by 17%

Crowdfunding is a genuine major new source of funding for the arts, according to a Nesta pilot programme whose findings are launched today and showed a 17% rise over current backers’ contributions.

Brexit forces youth orchestra out of UK

The European Union Youth Orchestra, whose home has been in London for more than 40 years, is moving to Italy because of Brexit.

Hudson takes over in Manchester

Hudson takes over in Manchester

Alistair Hudson, director of Mima in Middlesbrough, is to succeed Maria Balshaw as head of both the Whitworth Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery, following her move to become director of Tate.

NY design team chosen for £250m Rattle Hall

The New York based design company Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been chosen to design the Barbican’s proposed new Centre for Music, expected to cost £250m to complete.

Cambridge Junction boss moves to Norwich

Daniel Brine named as Norwich and Norfolk festival director

New guide urges health and arts to get together

Local authorities and the NHS should work with arts organisations to prevent illness and improve wellbeing.