Lamassu brings art and politics together on 4th plinth

Lamassu, the winged bull that from 700BC stood guard at the entrance to the ancient city of Nineveh, now Mosul, and was destroyed by ISIS in 2015, is back.

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Hancock pledges £150m for creative industries

The government and the creative sector have clinched a £150m-plus deal to encourage growth in the sector.

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Trinity Buoy to take over Jerwood’s drawing prize

The Thameside Trinity Buoy Wharf, once site of London’s only lighthouse and now and arts centre, is to take over sponsorship of the drawing prize for 17 years supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

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Ruth Mackenzie is London’s new arts chair

The mastermind behind the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Ruth Mackenzie is to be the new chair of Arts Council London.

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Creative jobs for school leavers growing by 5.3% - but no curriculum support

The number of creative jobs in the UK is expected to rise at more than twice the average rate of employment by 2024, while the numbers of pupils taking creative subjects at GCSE is falling.

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Mezzo Samantha Hankey wins first Glyndebourne Cup

The 25-year-old American mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey has won the first Glyndebourne Opera Cup.

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Khan’s £20m vision for cultured London

London’s mayor has launched a 19-point £20m culture strategy plan as a priority in his plans for London.

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Northern culture gets £11m government backing

Bradford, Blackpool and Lake District winners in Regeneration Fund bids

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Watts’s new curator

Cicely Robinson is to be the new Brice curator of Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, succeeding Nicholas Tromans on April 3.

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Spike director takes over at Tate Liverpool

Helen Legg, director of Spike Island in Bristol since 2010, is to be the next director of Tate Liverpool, in its 30th year.

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