PASSING BY... How the elite stole the arts

Antony Thorncroft wonders how our culture ceased to be popular - at our expense

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Simon Tait's Diary

Starma'am

It’s 40 years since the Sex Pistols released their God Save the Queen, with its reference to the Windsors as a “fascist regime”, to chime with Her Majesty’s silver jubilee. For the Queen’s 90th birthday...

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GOOD PRACTICE: Crossing the floor to the ring

Déda has appointed a creative producer to help drive forward the Derby organisation’s vision to become the Midlands’ leading creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performing arts. CEO and artistic director Stephen Munn explains how Déda is becoming a creative lead in fusing these art forms

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THE WORD: Looking young

Steve Ball, executive producer of the World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences, considers the current state of play of theatre for children and young people in the UK

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MY STORY: A sharper image

Photography, until fairly recently considered merely a mechanical and chemical technique of image-making, 
is now accepted as an art form, and fine art at that. Falmouth University has launched a new online-led MA Photography devised by Dr Paul Cabuts, director of Falmouth’s Institute of Photography, in partnership with CEG Digital, part of Cambridge Education Group

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VENUES: HOME is where the art is

Manchester's newest arts venue is one year old. Patrick Kelly pays a visit

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BRITISH COUNCIL: Getting the arts back into the bloodstream

In five years the British Council has undergone a transformation in its cultural influence in the world, guided by its director of arts, Graham Sheffield. he discusses the strategy for the next five years with Simon Tait

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CIRCUS: A flying success

As Circomedia, one of the UK’s first circus schools, celebrates its 30th birthday, Helen Dorritt finds out about plans for the next three decades

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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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