Nicola Thorold dies at 51

Nicola Thorold, the Roundhouse's executive producer since 2012, has died of cancer aged 51, three weeks after she was awarded an OBE for services to the arts in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Simons appointed London’s culture supremo

Justine Simons, 45, head of culture for London for 14 years under three mayors, has been appointed deputy mayor for culture and the creative industries by Sadiq Khan.

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Dimbleby’s Somme sculpture unveiled

Today, on the centenary of the first day of the first Battle of the Somme, the most devastating battle in history, a sculpture by Nicholas Dimbleby is to be unveiled commemorating the 374 former pupils of Cranleigh School in Surrey who fell in battle during their school’s 150 years.

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Funding blow to Belfast arts festival

Ulster Bank pulls out of sponsorship deal

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New directors for Leach Pottery and ACE

 

Libby Buckley is the new director of the Leach Pottery in St Ives.

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National Trust for Scotland faces staff cuts

The National Trust for Scotland is set to cut more than a quarter of its staff as the result of a financial crisis.

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Dismay in arts at Brexit vote

Leading figures in the arts were today assessing the repercussions to last night’s Referendum result, voting to leave the EU.

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Bradford joins Great Exhibition bidders

NMM will be core of bid, says council

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Colouring Southwark

To mark the opening of Tate Modern’s new Switch House the artist Michael Crnaifg-Martin – knighted in last weekend’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List – is “re-imagining” the iconic roundel at the gallery’s nearest Tube station, Southwark.

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Tate’s £260m ‘twisted pyramid’ opens

Billed as the most important cultural building since the British Library, Tate Modern’s new Switch House, opens to the public on Friday.

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