Kenneth Tharp takes over Africa Centre

The dancer, choreographer and former chief executive of The Place, Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE, is to take the Africa Centre to the next chapter in its 54-year story as its director.

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1980s become listable heritage

The startling, bright, curvaceous buildings of the post-modern 1970s, 80s and 90s have made it into our heritage, according to the latest listings from Historic England published today.

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Perry, Emin, Kapoor, Whiteread, Gormley and 100 more demand EBacc u-turn

The cream of Britain’s artists have demanded a reversal of the exclusion of creative subjects from the secondary school curriculum.

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ACE to focus on Isle of Wight

Arts Council England is to make the Isle of Wight a Priority Location.

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Tristram Hunt’s milestones in our industrial journey

V&A director Tristram Hunt has chosen the ten most important sites in England’s industrial history.

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Outreach of five museums to £100k prize

Five museums from Glasgow to St Ives, each new or renewed and dedicated to bringing new audiences to their collections, have been shortlisted for the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year award https://www.artfund.org.

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ENO takes on diversity with first ever Porgy

English National Opera is taking on racial diversity on stage, starting with its first ever production of the Gershwin brothers’ American classic black opera Porgy & Bess in its new season.

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Holy feast wins food photo prize

An overhead shot of a day-long feast in a Dhaka Hindu temple has won the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year prize.

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Nakba – Palestine’s ‘catastrophe’ festival

A black comedy about a shroud maker is to feature in a festival marking the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian exodus.

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