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Daniel Kramer, the American-born multi-disciplinary performance director, is the new artistic director of English National Opera.
A £19m Shakespeare playhouse for Merseyside has been given planning permission and should become operational in 2019.
The number of jobs in the arts has increased by 4% in the past year, according to the Office of National Statistics.
James Runcie, son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie, has been appointed to one of the top BBC arts posts.
The Charterhouse, originally a 14th century monastery built on a Black Death plague pit in Clerkenwell, London, and later the house where Elizabeth I called her first Privy Council meeting and James I stayed before his coronation, is to be opened to the public for the first time in its history.
Culture secretary John Whittingdale is under fire over his intervention in the appointment of trustees to the National Portrait Gallery.
J M W Turner’s Self Portrait of 1799 from the Tate is to feature on the new £20 banknote. The National Gallery’s Fighting Temeraire will also be used on the new note.
A recently discovered self-portrait by Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, in lieu of tax.