Creative Industries Federation, Work

TAITMAIL The Fed and the parlours of power

The Creative Industries Federation is in a spin, how vertiginous a spin remains to be seen.

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Music, OHMI, Education

On the other musical hand

All standard musical instruments require ten active fingers to be able to play them and up to 30,000 children in UK schools are deprived access to music-making as a result. But OHMI is opening up musical expression to them, Simon Tait reports

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Pictures at an Exhibition

The Great Exhibition of the North is underway. But will it fulfil the hopes of its creators? Patrick Kelly has a look.

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Site making its Steel City mark

Sheffield’s Site Gallery is to reopen with three times the space, and a new mission with a new artistic director, it was announced today.

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Solving Bristol’s £50m Colston dilemma

AI PROFILE:           Louise Mitchell, chief executive, Bristol Music Trust

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MY STORY The lady of Holt

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

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Putting the heart back in Wrexham

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.

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

 Arezzo, Italy, June 2014, by Roger Taylor

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Milton Keynes - international festival city

AI PROFILE: Monica Ferguson, chief executive and artistic director of The Stables, Milton Keynes

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Opening the outdoor

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.

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THE WORD Are selfies art?

Yes? Hell no! … depends, says Kat Tiidenberg

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Lost Donizetti opera gets world premiere

On July 18, Opera Rara and the Royal Opera House will present the first ever performance of an opera by the great Italian composer, 179 years after it was written. Simon Tait reports

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