Cinema audiences boom from UK productions

UK cinema audiences have reached record numbers, with the second highest spend on film and TV production in this country.

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Maritime museum chief steps down

Kevin Fewster, director of Royal Museums Greenwich since 2007, is to stand down having transformed the former National Maritime Museum with muliti-million-pound developments.

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Ex-BBC White City centre to be theatre complex

The BBC’s former media village at White City in West London is to become a large-scale pop-up theatre, opening this summer.

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Survey reveals massive council cuts

Council spending on museums, libraries, arts, and culture has been slashed by nearly almost £400m since 2010.

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‘Their finest hour’ becomes Biggin Hill museum

Biggin Hill Airfield, one of the main stations flor the Battle of Britain in 1940, is having its  timeless story told in a museum that opens today.

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ENO’s game-changing trawl for black singers

English National Opera is hoping to change one of the worst traditions of opera in which chorus singers are almost nvariably white with a dedicated trawl for black, Asian and minority ethnic singers.

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RCA turns art to a science future with £108m development

The Royal College of Art, the word’s only post-graduate art and design school, is shifting its scope to include scientific research in what its vice-chancellor described today as “the most significant development in its history”.

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ACE publishes no-deal Brexit guide

Arts Council England has published a sign-posting guide to relevant government information to help arts and cultural organisations navigate a European exit without a withdrawal agreement.

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NPG uncovers £35.5m remake

The National Portrait Gallery, dubbed “the nation’s family album”, has unveiled a £35.5m plan for the biggest development in its 123-year history.

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Investing in curators pays off

Investing in curatorial skills will help build museums’ resilience and reputation, according to a new report from the John Ellerman Foundation.

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