Creative Scotland’s Archer resigns

Creative Scotland’s Archer resigns

Creative Scotland chief executive Janet Archer, is leaving after five years in the role.

Kampfner stands down from Fed

Kampfner stands down from Fed

John Kampfner has stood down as chief executive of the Creative Industries’ Federation, which he founded four years ago with Sir John Sorrell.

Audience agency in Scotland closes

Audience agency in Scotland closes

Axe falls after Creative Scotland grant cut

Site making its Steel City mark

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.

Ground rules set for Brexit culture deal

Ground rules set for Brexit culture deal

The government’s Brexit white paper has set out a basis to ensure artists’ mobility between the UK and Europe after Brexit.

Battersea Arts Centre heralds reopening with Trump protest

Battersea Arts Centre heralds reopening with Trump protest

Three years since Battersea Arts Centre’s great hall burnt down, it is pre-empting it autumn opening today with a defiant message for Donald Trump https://www.bac.org.uk.

TAITMAIL   What, me worry, when Mr Wright has come along?

TAITMAIL What, me worry, when Mr Wright has come along?

Who is Jeremy Wright, the headlines on Tuesday were asking.  For me, he bears an unnerving likeness to Mad Magazine’sAlfred E Neuman (a kind of 1960s Forrest Gump who only ever said “What, me worry?”), but he was the Attorney General and is now the seventh Secretary State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport since 2010.

Dulwich to get a Colour Palace

Dulwich to get a Colour Palace

Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London is to get a “Colour Palace” for its gardens next summer.

Shakespeare Schools wins Japanese arts prize

Shakespeare Schools wins Japanese arts prize

The Shakespeare Schools Foundation has won £33,000 in the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale 2018 awards.

Matthew Bourne’s tours to go green

Matthew Bourne’s tours to go green

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures dance company is to collaborate with environmental sustainability agency Julie’s Bicycle to creative a creative green certificate for touring.

Arts centre plan for Reading Gaol

Arts centre plan for Reading Gaol

Councillors in Reading are backing a plan to turn the town’s famous jail into an arts centre.

New culture secretary appointed

New culture secretary appointed

Kenilworth MP and former Attorney General Jeremy Wright MP is the latest Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport .

New 'Netflix for the arts' to launch

A company has announced plans to to set up a vesrion of Netflix for the arts.

Creative Europe impact on UK bigger than €74m spend

Creative Europe impact on UK bigger than €74m spend

Two reports out today show that since 2014 the European art development fund, Creative Europe, has spent €74m on 334 UK-based organisations and companies and helped distribute 145 British films in other European countries, but the impact has been worth far more.

Historic London swings

Historic London swings

London’s landmarks have been put to music in the latest phase of the Musicity project, devised to bring a new dimension to familiar architecture.

Boom in book adaptation earnings

Boom in book adaptation earnings

The value to the economy of film, television and theatre adaptations of books is soaring, according to a new report from the Publishers Association – thanks to our copyright laws.

National gets rare Gentileschi self-portrait

National gets rare Gentileschi self-portrait

A self-portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi, who broke the glass ceiling for female artists in 17thcentury Florence, has been acquired by the National Gallery for £3.6m.

Horniman Museum goes greener

Horniman Museum goes greener

The Horniman Museum in South London has ditched its café’s plastic utensils for plant-based coffee cups to sandwich wrappers in an effort to go greener https://www.horniman.ac.uk.

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Storefront’s innovative pop-up art in Luton features a new installation and a showing of paintings by one of the town’s most exciting artists, Asiya Clarke. Clarke’s life and work are inspired by Sufism, the mystical aspect of Islam. The installation Die before You Die (illustrated) is part of As You Change, So Do I, a three-year series of public art events funded by Arts Council England’s Luton Investment Programme, which produces up to nine projects each year in which artists are given a platform to make new public works in response to the town’s industrial and cultural history. The programme has been curated by Mark Titchner, Matthew Shaul and Andrew Hunt.

 

Tobacco Factory’s critically acclaimed version of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is
 on a UK tour after a successful run at the Bristol company’s own theatre. Directed by Mark Rosenblatt and designed by Janet Bird, it features Colin Connor as Estragon and David Fielder as Vladmiir. Waiting for Godot is at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough from November 22-25.

 

In the Peaceful Dome concludes Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary year and brings together historic and contemporary art, new commissions and archival material which connect the Liverpool arts centre's’past with the present. Among the artists featured are Roderick Bisson, Fanny Calder, Jacob Epstein, Fab Lab Liverpool, Janet Hodgson, Sumuyya Khader and William C. Penn, whose is pictured. In the Peaceful Dome runs until March 2018.

 

Edinburgh’s City Art Centre is hosting Songs for Winter, 
a joint exhibition exploring 
the work of Pauline Burbidge and Charles Poulsen. The pair settled in the Borders turning a set of farm buildings an hour south east of Edinburgh, Allanbank Mill Steading, into their home and studios. It is an inspiring house, garden and working environment which they open up each year for a four-day event. Songs for Winter shows the diversity and unity of their work and runs until 4 March 2018.

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