£10m plea to save Armada portrait

The Art Fund and Royal Museums Greenwich had launched an appeal to raise £10m to save this portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, painted to commemorate the victory over the Armada in 1588 and once owned by the hero of the battle, Sir Francis Drake.

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Creatives back Remain campaign

Nearly 300 sign open letter backing UK to stay in EU

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Khan plans ‘boldest vision for culture ever’

The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is to put the arts and culture at the top of his list of priorities, alongside housing, air pollution and security.

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£17.5m plan to move marines’ museum into Dockyard

The Royal Marines Museum is shifting from its Eastney home of nearly 60 years as part of a transformation of the National Royal Navy Museum (NMRN) in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Times of the Thames

The Thames Estuary is to be celebrated along 40 miles of both shores in a new biennial festival, launched today at the Southbank Centre.

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Manchester's HOME hits one million mark

HOME, Manchester’s new arts centre, has recorded over 1 million visits in its first year of operation.

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ACE awards £1.25m for touring

Five major touring grants totalling £1.25 million have been awarded in the latest round of Arts Council England’s strategic touring programme. 

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Tweddle takes reins at Tobacco Factory

Mike Tweddle is to take over as the new artistic director at Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol.

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Turner jury focuses on sculpture

Three of the four 2016 Turner Prize finalists are primarily sculptors, and the fourth is the first photographer to be shortlisted in a last quartet that once again has no painters vying for the £25,000. £5,000 goes to each of the runners-up.

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Make museums easier for children to visit

Museums should be made easier for children from less wealthy backgrounds to enjoy, a new report from the charity Kids in Museums says, calling on a series of barriers to be broken down.

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