Shell turns back on National Gallery

Shell turns back on National Gallery

Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil company, has ceased its sponsorship of the National Gallery after  12 years.

A Wound in Time - Poet Laureate’s Armistice poem

A Wound in Time - Poet Laureate’s Armistice poem

Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, has today released a sonnet commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day, 11thNovember 1918.

MY STORY:  Diplomacy, diversity, outreach – museums’ modern challenges

MY STORY: Diplomacy, diversity, outreach – museums’ modern challenges

Following a career in the United States as a corporate lawyer and a management consultant, Tonya Nelson has recently become director of museums and cultural programmes at University College London

FEEDBACK:  ‘Remarkable’ Derby is richer than you think

FEEDBACK: ‘Remarkable’ Derby is richer than you think

Reader Mike Wheeler responds to a recent TaitMail

Our schools’ missing component arts

Our schools’ missing component arts

The Time to Listen report on cultural provision in schools was launched at the House of Lords this week by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Tate, and it raises alarm bells on arts provision in schools. In a special feature, drama critic Michael Coveney sums up its message

TAITMAIL      Goodbye to all that

TAITMAIL Goodbye to all that

By Patrick Kelly

In recent years the European Capital of Culture award seems to have gone to cities that most Brits would find hard to place.  It’s as if the EU was playing a Continental version of the game where you have to name the more obscure London Underground stations.

Theatre’s local heroes

Theatre’s local heroes

The Theatres Trust annual conference this week heard that partnerships with local authorities are providing successful community theatre projects in the face of austerity. Simon Tait reports

Liverpool to invest in musical heritage

Liverpool to invest in musical heritage

Mayor backs improvements to city centre locations

A third of theatres may close without £1/2bn upgrades

A third of theatres may close without £1/2bn upgrades

More than £550m is needed in the next five years to upgrade our theatres, or a third may be forced to close, according to new Theatres Trust research.

Scotland fears European arts exodus

Scotland fears European arts exodus

Survey suggests EU nationals may leave after Brexit

Clare O'Brien to run Mall Galleries

Clare O'Brien to run Mall Galleries

Clare O’Brien, director of Chiswick House, is to be the Mall Galleries’ new chief executive.

Uphill road to broadening art audiences

Uphill road to broadening art audiences

Research for Art UK shows that bringing young and black and multi-ethnic (BAME) people to art is a daunting task, against competition from social media.

Jubb stands down at Battersea Arts Centre

Jubb stands down at Battersea Arts Centre

David Jubb is to leave Battersea Arts Centre after 14 years as artistic director and CEO.

 Rights of Man and the White Hart, Lewes…

Rights of Man and the White Hart, Lewes…

Thomas Paine and his seminal work The Rights of Man are in the spotlight at Lewes in Sussex this weekend, and particularly at the White Hart Hotel.

V&A focuses on photo history with new centre

V&A focuses on photo history with new centre

The history of photography with some of the most iconic images ever taken as well as the earliest equipment are at heart of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Photographic Centre.

Borland’s ghostly tribute to WWI

Borland’s ghostly tribute to WWI

A major, though-provoking sculpture by Turner nominee Christine Borland to mark the end of the First World War was unveiled at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow today.

Bradford museums success

Bradford museums success

Visitor numbers up but opening hours under threat

Bid to bring Titanic items to UK scrapped

Museum consortium outbid by hedge fund

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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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