Berry for Bolshoi

John Berry, who stepped down as artistic director of ENO a year ago as the opera company was going through a series of financial and management crises, has been given a top new post at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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Vaizey sacked

Ed Vaizey, the longest serving culture minister, has been sacked. He announced his departure last night with a short tweet, "Looking forward to supporting the government from the backbenches ".

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May appoints new culture secretary

Whittingdale casualty of Tory reshuffle

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King Harold died – here, not there

English Heritage have resited the spot at the Battle of Hastings that King Harold was killed, and around which William the Conqueror built a Benedictine abbey.

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ACE funding revamp for NPOs

Arts Council England has announced a major revamp of its funding regime.

 

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Britain’s creative powerhouse status at risk

Britain must learn lessons from around the world if it is to salvage its place as a global cultural powerhouse post-Brexit.

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Doig in US court row over painting

Scottish artist Peter Doig is embroiled in a bizarre court case over a painting claimed to be one of his works.

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Kirklees Council confirms museum closures

Kirklees council is to go ahead with the threatened closure of some of its museums.

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ACE signs new art agreement with Forestry Commission

Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England have agreed a new four year partnership to boost art in England’s Forests.

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Pitzhanger’s first director will oversee £11m restoration

Pitzhanger Manor, the Ealing villa built as his dream home by the neo-classical architect John Soane as a country home, has appointed its first director to see it through its £11m restoration.

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