This battered copy of Charles Dickens’s novel David Copperfieldi s what kept half of Captain Scott’s team entertained as they wintered in an ice cave while their leader led the expedition for the South Pole in 1912.
Worthing’s three theatres and museum, currently owned by Worthing Borough Council, are to go it alone.
Figures released today by Arts Council England show that the arts and culture have grown by £390m in a single year, overtaking agriculture as a contributor to the UK economy.
Bristol has come top of a list of 20 best UK cities for arts and culture, with London only fourth.
Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has appointed Liz Stevenson as their new artistic director to work with executive director James Cobbold.
The Dukes in Lancaster is losing its artistic director, Sarah Punshon, as a result of cuts in its local authority funding.
Arts Council England has committed another £3m to encourage organisations run by BAME and disabled people.
A classical music agency has set up a foundation to support diversity and inclusivity in the arts.
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s painted masterpiece, is to come to Winchester this summer in a photographic project under licence from the Vatican.
Kelmscott Manor, the inspirational Cotswolds retreat of William Morris and his family, has opened for its last season before the start of a £6m project to secure its future.