Amateurs to give premiere of Maxwell Davies’s last work

A mixed choir and orchestra of professionals and amateurs conducted by Sir Simon Rattle is to give the world premiere of the last major work by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, a children’s opera called The Hogboon.

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EU backs UK arts to tune of 40 million euros

New report shows 240 projects funded in 2 years

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Bray to head Wallace

Xavier Bray, chief curator at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, is to be the next director of the Wallace Collection. He will succeed Christoph Vogtherr in September.

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Creatives back new Sheffield forum

Sheffield Creative Guild will lobby for culture

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PRS scheme boosts artists’ income

PRS for Music Foundation’s International Showcase Fund (ISF) has boosted artist income and industry revenue by millions over the past three years, according to a new report.

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ACE announce second tranche of museums cash

Ready to Borrow scheme helps regions

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Enfushile to be first chair of creative college

Althea Enfushile, deputy CEOI of Arts Council England, is to be the first chair of the National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries, when she steps down from her current role in October.

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HLF gives £3m to tell Hull’s story

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Hull £3m to boost its UK City of Culture programme in 2017 to research and relate the city’s unknown stories.

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ACE top table reshuffle

Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley has reshuffled his executive board to cover fore the departure of his deputy later this year and to support delivery of ACE’s ten year strategy and its five goals.

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‘Takeover’ at Stonehenge

Six Year 8 pupils from Stonehenge School acted as guides at one of Britain’s most popular tourist sites, Stonehenge in Wiltshire, for Monday's launch of Takeover Day 2016, when children and young people get the chance to run our museums.

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