Who is Jeremy Wright, the headlines on Tuesday were asking. For me, he bears an unnerving likeness to Mad Magazine’sAlfred E Neuman (a kind of 1960s Forrest Gump who only ever said “What, me worry?”), but he was the Attorney General and is now the seventh Secretary State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport since 2010.
After a long career as an actor and producer, Anwen Hurt, widow of the actor Sir John Hurt who died last year, is taking on a new challenge, as artistic director of the Holt Arts Festival in Norfolk http://www.holtfestival.org
Wrexham’s story goes back into prehistory. It was at the centre of Wales’s medieval independence wars, transformed by the industrial revolution, and by the mid 19thcentury a prosperous market town. Then it lost its heart.
Isle of Wight, 1970, by Roger Bamber
AI PROFILE: Monica Ferguson, chief executive and artistic director of The Stables, Milton Keynes
Outdoor arts have become the sector for bringing together professional performance and community participation, and it’s growing, according to Xtrax and its Platform 4: UK project.
Yes? Hell no! … depends, says Kat Tiidenberg
Next week entries will start to arrive for the Achates Philanthropy Prize, a contest for a modest £5,000 whose cash award is the least important part of it. Yet it could be part of the fundamental change so badly needed for arts funding.