Colston partnership means new phase for Paraorchestra

The British Paraorchestra – the world’s only large-scale ensemble for disabled musicians – has announced a new partnership with education hub Bristol Plays Music that will give orchestral presentation a major step forward, says its founder.

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DCMS review calls for 9-point Museums Action Plan

A report commissioned by the culture department from creative industry entrepreneur Neil Mendoza, calls on museums macros England for partnerships if the sector is to grow and prosper, and an urgent action plan.

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£8.5m Gainsborough plan – what do you think?

Neighbours of Gainsborough’s House at Sudbury in Suffolk are being invited to give their opinion of an £8.5m expansion of the museum set in the painter’s birthplace.

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Museum of London to honour the unknown Suffragettes

To mark the centenary next year of women getting the vote for the first time the Museum of London is to mount a programme devoted to the Suffragettes that won the franchise, many of them unacknowledged before.

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Bloomberg recreates mystery Roman temple

The Roman Temple of Mithras, built in about 240AD in what has become the heart of the City of London, has been recreated beneath the new London headquarters of Bloomberg, the New York based financial markets and software giant.

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MPs recognise importance of creative industries

New survey shows Parliamentary backing for sector

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Arts cut environment emissions by 17%

The arts and culture are at the forefront of the fight against climate change, according to a report from Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle.

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Arts’ economic value soars by 10.7% to £11.8bn

The value of the arts and culture to the UK economy jumped 10.4%, from £10.7bn in 2014 to £11.8bn in 2015, according to the latest figures.

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Hambling gives Good Time George back to Merseyside

Maggi Hambling has given her portrait of her friend the jazz singer, writer and critic George Melly to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Melly’s home town.

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Merriman to take over Horniman

Manchester Museum director Nick Merriman is to take over as chief executive of the Horniman Museum in South London next year.

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