London’s £1.1bn East Bank under way

Work has begun on the cultural centre in the former Olympic Park at Stratford, East London.

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Changes at Opera North

New artistic director appointed after two year gap

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Russell Tovey curates Margate festival

The actor Russell Tovey, most recently seen in the BBC drama serial Years and Years, is to be the guest curator for the Margate NOW festival.

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Top of ACE’s new 10-year strategy: defining ‘the arts’

Arts Council England has published its draft strategy for the next decade, with defining “arts and culture” top of the list of priorities.

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What's up in... Cardiff

AI looks at what's coming up around the country – this week, the arts in Cardiff

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Rylance quits RSC over BP sponsorship

Oscar winner Sir Mark Rylance has resigned as an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company over the company’s BP sponsorship.

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National Gallery chair stands down

The National Gallery’s first woman chair of trustees, Hannah Rothschild, is to stand down after five years.

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Serpentine chief quits over spyware row

Yana Peel, CEO of the Serpentine Galleries since 2016, has resigned because of “misguided personal attacks on me and my family”.

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Arts philanthropy up – but…

…private giving is flagging and uneven, according to the latest ACE report.

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Charity’s awards to help restore music’s social reach

An Italian Anglofile philanthopist who believes charities have to step in to prevent a catastrophic loss of access to culture for the socially disadvantaged has launched a new award scheme to help fill the gap caused by funding cuts by governments around the world.

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