Artists pick next generation for £120k new prizes

Four young artists are to receive a £30,000 prize each as winners of a new competition organised by Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the first major ward to be judged solely by artists.

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Royal Ballet to make Hull debut

The Royal Ballet is to make its first ever appearance in Hull as part of its City of Culture Year.

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Bristol culture cuts go ahead

Bristol City Council is to go ahead with a 40% cut to its culture budget, with £190,000 to be cut in 2018/19 and a further £190,000 cut in 2019/20,  affecting support for arts organisations and museums.

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Bournemouth ‘gaps’ in culture offer – report

Bournemouth has a number of gaps in its cultural offer, says a new report on the town.

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New arts centre for Newbury

Greenham Common to be site for £1.7m facility

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Bath 100% arts cuts ‘unforgivable assault’

Bath is to cut all its funding for small arts projects to save upwards of £100,000 a year, the city council has decided, blaming reductions in central government funding.

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Brexit drives out first British orchestra

The European Union Baroque Orchestra, which has been based at Woodstock in Oxfordshire since 1985, is to camp to Belgium in the wake of the decision for Britain to leave the European Union. Others may follow.

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Hoyle to leave the Clore

Sue Hoyle, director of the Clore Leadership Programme since 2007, is to stand down in the summer, it was announced today.

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Theatre bookshop closes after 187 years

Samuel French, the bookseller, publisher and theatrical licensing company, is being forced to close its famous Fitzrovia bookshop by rising rents.

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Nottingham is first Hearts for the Arts winner

Nottingham City Council has won the best local authority arts initiative title in the National Campaign for the Arts' first Hearts for the Arts awards.

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