Power of Art

 From understanding mortality to embracing your instincts, Laura Miles discovers how a new exhibition will showcase the power of art.

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Lifting off after novichok

AI PROFILE    Gareth Machin, artistic director, Wiltshire Creative

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TAITMAIL Salisbury’s art of recovery

Salisbury’s Novichok horror might, perversely, have been a mixed blessing for the city – and for the Arts Council. 

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MY STORY Trusted with Shakespeare

Louisa Davies has been appointed to the new post of head of creative programme for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Framing the science of our lives

A unique gallery that discusses burning issues of science and public health through contemporary art opens soon in London. Simon Tait reports

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Paris, 1988, by Brian Harris

Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image

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DEA BIRKETT Circus and the other Newcastle

Our columnist returns with news from Circus250. Dea Birkett will make regular appearances here with views and news from her cultured world

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Funding, Visual Art, Mental Health, Wellcome Trust

Pictures of health

West Sussex Record Office and Outside In have been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust of £46,023 to preserve an archive which offers a rare insight into the use of art therapy as a mental health treatment between 1951 and 1971.  Laura Miles talked to the artist Rachel Johnson, co-ordinator of the project which will see artists with mental health histories help to make the archive accessible  

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Dance, My Story, Amy Dolan, Dance Consortium, Arts Jobs

MY STORY Doing dance - and doing it large

Amy Dolan will be only the second tour co-ordinator for Dance Consortium since it was set up 18 years ago by a group of 19 large-scale UK theatres to serve their audiences with contemporary dance

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Good Practice, Politics, Brexit

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Keeping the artistic talent exchange flowing

This week a House of Lords report called on the government to write the present rules on employing international creative talent in the UK into the Brexit bid, but they are complicated. Here, Anne Morris, MD of the immigration solicitors DavidsonMorris, explains how they work

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Sheffield, Circus, Degas, Museums, Visual Art

Big top’s big moment – 250 years on

Circus’s anniversary year kicks off in Sheffield this week. Simon Tait reports

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Creative Industries Federation, Arts Jobs

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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