Blake – by himself

This is believed to be the only self-portrait by the poet, artist and visionary William Blake (1757-1827), which will be seen in public in the UK for the first time in a Tate Britain exhibition this autumn.

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Campaign to fight mental illness crisis among musicians

Two-thirds of our musicians, three times more than the general public, suffer from depression and need help, according to Help Musicians UK, amounting to a crisis.

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Students decide to ‘Make Art Not War’

Thousands of 16-18-year-olds have responded to the challenge “What does peace mean to you” with works of art.

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Robin gets another string….

Robin Hood, the Grade II listed statue outside Nottingham Castle, is to get a new bow after it was vandalised.

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Grenfell cooks highlight of Boswell festival

Contributors to the Grenfell Tower community cookbook, Together, are to be a highlight of the 9th Boswell Book Festival.

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Sackler suspends arts donations

The Sackler Trust has suspended “all new philanthropic giving” following a growing controversy over the source of its fortune.

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Tate Modern overtakes British Museum as most popular

Tate Modern has overtaken the British Museum as the most visited museum in Britain, according to the latest Art Newspaper annual list of the world’s most popular venues.

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Moira Sinclair to chair Clore Leadership

Clore Fellow Moira Sinclair, CEO of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is the new chair of the Clore Leadership Programme.

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£5m for new children’s arts programme

A new £5m DCMS/Arts Council Youth Performance Partnership will benefit 10,000 young people, culture secretary Jeremy Wright has announced.

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Tate latest to turn away from Sackler

Tate has announced that it will accept no more gifts from the Sackler family charities, following the National Portrait Gallery’s decision this week to refuse a £1m gift.

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