AI PROFILE: The new boy

Colin Matthews OBE, composer

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CONTROVERSY: Over the edge

When controversial art challenges the rules of public order, how should the police respond? Arts Council England have created tools for them to work by in the form of public order law packs, written by executive director Simon Mellor and policy and research officer Nicole McNeilly, who introduce them

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Patrick Kelly's Back Page...

... AI's pick of the best to come

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AI PROFILE: Include me in

Lou Stein, artistic director, Chickenshed Theatre Company

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Festivals: Thinking out of the voice box

Next month the land of song presents its global credentials in a new ten day spectacular arts festival with which Cardiff intends to rival Brighton, Edinburgh and Manchester. AI spoke to artistic director Graeme Farrow

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DEA BIRKETT: The value of the second chance

Dea Birkett learns from Circa’s current Southbank Centre show not to stick to first judgements

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The word: Avoiding the creative talent bin

New research from the Arts University Bournemouth has found the UK is a nation of frustrated creatives, with most of us wishing we were in a career where we could make more use of our creative skills. With 97% of AUB graduates going on to employment or further study, Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE, principal and vice-chancellor at the university, believes he has found the answer

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Passing by: Not losing our Marbles

Antony Thorncroft has little sympathy with the foreign countries claiming the repatriation of works of art and antiquity, but sees a way in which our museums can be globally generous

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My story: Horace’s grand design

Michael Snodin, until recently chairman of the Strawberry Hill Trust and now its Hon. Curator, has had a distinguished career as a senior curator

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Simon Tait's Diary

Tyntesfield unfrozen... Surprise surprise... Art for design... A municipal lesson...  All footballs look like him...

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Re-entering the stage

Patrick Kelly reports on the reopening of one of the UK’s most venerable theatres

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CULTURAL MANDATE

Now that the votes are counted, the leaflets binned and the posters removed, what will the elections of 2016 mean for the arts?

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