Hull to get naked

The artist Spencer Tunick is calling on hundreds of residents of Hull to strip off for his next crowd installation.

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Welsh museums hit by Easter strikes

 

Welsh museums were hit by more strike action over the Easter weekend. 

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ENO loses music director

Mark Wigglesworth, English National Opera’s music director, has resigned telling staff that the company “was evolving into something I do not recognise”, and he will leave the troubled company at the end of this season.

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White Paper: ‘Culture is everyone’s right’

Access opportunities to the arts for all, with poorer children benefitting from a new scheme and culture at the heart of a local decision-making, are the key features of the government’s first strategy for arts and culture, as outlined in the White Paper published today by culture minister Ed Vaizey.

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London showcase for regional theatre

Plays and performances from theatre companies around the country are to be given a London showcase with A Nation’s Theatre Festival through April and May.

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Venues under threat in Bristol

Report says developments could close city centre clubs

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New scheme extends art loans to £25,000

 

Creative United, the company behind the Arts Council’s Own Art programme is extending its reach to include more expensive works of art.

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Chester’s new art centre renamed

 

Chester’s new £37 million arts centre and library is to be called Storyhouse.

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ENO settles over chorus

English National Opera and Equity have come to an agreement over a new deal with the chorus that will see their contracts cut by three months in a year ands their numbers reduced.

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Is this Charlotte Brontë – by Branwell?

Is this the lost portrait of the novelist Charlotte Brontë painted by her brother Branwell? Charlotte Cory, curator of an exhibition that opened this week in London, believes it is. 

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