Composing the future

Composing the future

The first four participants have been announced today in a new Glyndebourne development scheme for female composers, Balancing the Score, devised to help address the under-representation of female composers in classical music.

Boyle’s Remembrance Day beach homage

Boyle’s Remembrance Day beach homage

Ten’s of thousands took to Britain’s beaches on Rememberance Day to mark the centenary of the signing of the Armistice on Sunday.

Sculpture opens Westminster doors

Sculpture opens Westminster doors

The oldest building in the Palace of Westminster is hosting a contemporary sculpture marking the centenary of female franchise.

TAITMAIL   Governing the not so ungovernable

TAITMAIL Governing the not so ungovernable

Governance, the formulation and implementation of policy, has long been the slippery soap of the cultural sectors, arts and heritage.

Governance flagship launched

Governance flagship launched

The arts are coming together to tackle the long-standing issue of board effectiveness with the creation of the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA).

Ex-ENO chief heads new music theatre company for London

Ex-ENO chief heads new music theatre company for London

A new West End based musical theatre venture has been launched by John Berry, former artistic director of English National Opera. 

Cath James steps up at SE Dance

Cath James steps up at SE Dance

And new chief executive for Art Asia.

Success in fight to save built heritage

Success in fight to save built heritage

Two-thirds of the buildings on the original Heritage at Risk Register of 1998 have been rescued, says Historic England in its annual update published today.

THE WORD   A Brexit doomsday for UK arts?

THE WORD A Brexit doomsday for UK arts?

Olivia Bridge is a content writer and political correspondent for Immigration Advice Service London, the UK’s leading immigration law firm.

20 years of Discerning sponsorship

20 years of Discerning sponsorship

The unique annual exhibition of small works of art, Discerning Eye, opens for the 27th time on November 15, the 20th to be sponsored by the European bank ING in one of the longest standing arts sponsorships.

Making the curriculum anti-war

Making the curriculum anti-war

Young people are being invited by artists to put an end to war, as a finale to the commemoration of the end of the First World War.

Zephaniah rules himself out as Poet Laureate

Zephaniah rules himself out as Poet Laureate

The search has begun to find the next Poet Laureate in succession to Dame Carol Ann Duffy, but the popular poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who had been mooted as a possible successor, has ruled himself out in no uncertain terms.

Class act

Class act

Leeds’s iconoclastic theatre company, Slung Low, is running its own college. Patrick Kelly investigates

Eastbourne gallery to be its own canvas

Eastbourne gallery to be its own canvas

Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery is calling for artists and designers to bring their ideas for a mural to decorate its exterior.

Quentin’s view of history

Quentin’s view of history

Former Children’s Laureate Sir Quentin Blake has created a mural for the Science Museum in London, outside its Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery.

Dutch courage

Dutch courage

EU chiefs went out on a limb to back an unfancied community-sized bid for European City of Culture in 2018. Now, it is transforming not only the small city of Leeuwarden, but also the surrounding region. Patrick Kelly reports.

Museum blockbusters may end with Brexit

Museum blockbusters may end with Brexit

Leading UK museums may be unable to stage the major exhibitions that attract visitors from all over the world if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Albarn and Bourne headline for first London Borough of Culture

Albarn and Bourne headline for first London Borough of Culture

Local Waltham Forest heroes Matthew Bourne and Damon Albarn are in the line-up for Waltham Forest’s year as the first London Borough of Culture in 2019.