Arts organisations share £1m investment

Arts Impact Fund announces three loans

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National’s ‘Red Box’ closes

The National Theatre’s Temporary Theatre, the wooden red box auditorium erected in the theatre’s forecourt in 2013, is to close on May 4.

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‘Ghost of Palmyra’ in Trafalgar Square

The 1,800-year-old Triumphal Arch of Palmyra in Syria, destroyed by Isil forces last October, has been reconstructed in Trafalgar Square thanks to the latest digital technology, as part of World Heritage Week 2016.

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Leeds pioneers dance partnership

Dance organisations from Leeds have set up a new partnership.

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Wesker dies at 83

Sir Arnold Wesker, whose “kitchen sink” dramas of the 1950s brought working class grit to the London stage via the Royal Court Theatre, has died. He was 83 and had been suffering with Parkinson’s disease.

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Bowie echo for Proms

David Bowie, who died in January, is to be remembered in this year’s BBC Proms, it was announced today.

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Bazalgette’s plea to councils: ‘Don’t cut’

Arts Council chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette today urged local authorities to join with ACE in building new partnerships to offset the government’s cuts to local funding. 

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ACW Chair blasts Welsh government

 

The outgoing Arts Council of Wales (ACW) chairman has attacked some parts of the Welsh Government over their attitude to the arts.

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Shock closure of Drum arts centre

 

Birmingham’s black and Asian arts centre in financial trouble, The Drum, is to close after more than 20 years.

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Dame Judi’s record Olivier win

Judi Dench won a record eighth Olivier Award tonight as best supporting actress for her portrayal of Paulina in the Kenneth Branagh production of The Winter’s Tale, more than any other performer.

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