BFI scraps ambitious HQ plans

The British Film Institute has scrapped a plan to build a national centre for film and television on the South Bank in London.

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Honours showered on cultured Hull

Knighthoods for Barry Gibb, Richard Long, Michael Morpurgo and Ringo Starr, Darcey Bussell and Rosemary Squire made dames.

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Liverpool Museums’ Fleming to stand down

David Fleming, director of National Museums Liverpool since 2001, is standing down in March.

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V&A warders loose chains and go cool

If, as you go about your last minute Christmas shopping in the V&A’s various outlets around the South Ken site, you’ll be disappointed...

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Dimbleby blasts council over Towner gallery cut

Eastbourne slashes gallery cash by £200,000

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Passion for giving

The Poole Passion is a not-for-profit community theatre project, amateur and local artists coming together to donate their skills to present productions for the very young and elderly of Bournemouth and Poole in Dorset, drawing on medieval passion plays for inspiration.

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ACE moves to help authors in sales crisis

The Arts Council is setting up a support structure for literary fiction authors in the face of a slump in retail book sales, revealed in an ACE report published today.

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Massive boost for Scottish arts

Creative Scotland gets 20% increase: culture funding up by 10%

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'Best fun' circus capitals named for 2018

Acrobats perform yards from where the first circus was established in 1768 in an open field on the south bank of the Thames opposite Westminster, to herald plans for next year’s 250th anniversary.

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Small museums to get national share

A scheme to allow small museums around the country to display objects from national collections was launched today by the Art Fund.

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