BBC Radio 4’s arts programme Front Row is going to television with a regular weekly slot.
Barrie Rutter, who founded the Northern Broadsides 25 years ago, is standing down as its artistic director after Arts Council England failed to increase the theatre company’s annual grant.
The British Museum has reported a £750,000 diamond ring as missing, six years after it was lost.
City council cites ‘financial pressures’
Michelle Terry, the Olivier Award winning actor and writer who has appeared at Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Bankside in three productions, is to succeed Emma Rice as the theatre’s artistic director.
Coventry, Paisley Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea are the shortlist to succeed Hull as UK City of Culture in 2021.
The two-way traffic of artists in and out of Britain is crucial to the well-being of the arts in Britain, Arts Council chairman Sir Nicholas Serota said today.
A report into the civic role of the arts in communities shows that culture has a long standing positive impact on society, but are stretched and not supported enough.