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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Simon Tait's (Illustrated) Diary

National Youthbank... A game of two arts... Making space for Catrina... Lou's shed... Not a Secret anymore

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Passing by... Programming my life

Antony Thorncroft takes a stroll down memory lane that leads him up surprising byways

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My Story: Sign of the times

 

Deafinitely Theatre was founded 14 years ago to be a showcase for deaf talent, for hearing as well as deaf audiences. its artistic director is the actor and director Paula Garfield, who is herself deaf

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Opera: Stands to stalls

The innovative and unconventional Opera Holland Park marks its 20th birthday this summer with a new independence, a new season – and a film. AI talks to its founder Michael Volpe

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