London’s boost for Rattle Hall

The Centre for Music, which had a Treasury grant of £5.5m withdrawn when the government changed its mind and decided it was not value for money, has had a significant boost from the Corporation of London.

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Tristram Hunt new V&A director

The Labour MP Tristram Hunt is to be the next director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, resigning his Stoke-on-Trent Central parliamentary seat and prompting a by-election.

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Tate to name Balshaw as Serota successor

Maria Balshaw, the director of the Whitworth and Manchester Art Galleries, is expected to be named to succeed Sir Nicholas Serota at director of Tate.

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Ministers vow to fight for cultural industries

The business and culture secretaries joined with London’s Labour mayor in pledging to battle on behalf of the cultural industries last night as they acknowledged the sector was the fastest growing in the UK economy – although, they were told, educational pull-backs could cause it serious harm.

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Hull flying high

A 75 metre long rotor blade is being installed in Hull’s Queen Victoria Square. 

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Congratulations!

Arts and heritage in the New Year Honours List.

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Scots arts cuts less than feared

Creative Scotland to lose less than 1%

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£4.3m early present for Tiny Tims’ ragged school

The Tiny Tims whose spirits inhabit the Ragged School Museum in Tower Hamlets have had an early Christmas present in the form of a £4.3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

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MPs demand more regional arts funding

MPs have claimed that London is still getting too big a slice of government arts funding.

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Birmingham announce massive arts cuts

Birmingham arts organisations have been hit by a new round of cuts.

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