Written on Thursday, 22 February 2024
The city of Birmingham, once the flagship for local authority support for culture, is cutting all its arts funding from the next financial year.
Written on Friday, 16 February 2024
The craze for “Year of Culture” designation seemed to have got out of hand after Brexit when we lost qualification for the European City of Culture, so famously and successfully celebrated for the UK by Glasgow and then Liverpool.
Written on Thursday, 15 February 2024
Culture organisations have been warned that they may lose their Arts Council England funding if they are found to be “engaging in activism”.
Written on Wednesday, 14 February 2024
A south London arts centre is taking lessons learned from Lewisham’s year as Borough of Culture to expand its community culture programme.
Written on Monday, 12 February 2024
Gallerist Ann Petherick on the crisis facing commercial art galleries
Written on Friday, 09 February 2024
Manchester Camerata’s creative director, Sam McShane, is to be King’s Place’s new artistic director.
Kwasi Kwei-Amah is to leave his job as artistic director of the Young Vic, with an attack on the standstill in arts subsidy and calling for government intervention.
Written on Thursday, 08 February 2024
Andrew Leveson, director of finance and administration at the Bridge Theatre in London, is to be the next executive director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Written on Friday, 02 February 2024
How can your neighbourhood’s ambitions for a cultural presence be realised, with the conventional sources of help - local authorities facing bankruptcy and central government turning a blind eye - unavailable?
Written on Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Baby Feet by Roger Bamber, 18th February 1993, The Guardian.
The Musicians Union and Equity have suspended the strike by musicians and chorus of English National Opera, due to start tomorrow with the opening of the company’s new production of The Handmaid’s Tale, which will now go ahead.
Another £15.2m is being available by the government to boost levelling up for access to cultural venues, DCMS has announced.
Written on Monday, 29 January 2024
Surrey has published a ten-year culture strategy for the county as “a rallying cry to all those who believe in the power and the impact of the arts in changing lives in our society”.
Written on Thursday, 25 January 2024
DSYF! is the text message issuing from the postings of Idris Elba and his supporters, short for “Don’t Stop Your Future!” Their message is, of course, against knife crime which has reached epidemic proportions, particularly in London, Elba’s home.
New banknotes with the head of Charles III are to go on public display for the first time next month, before they go into circulation.
Written on Thursday, 18 January 2024
Arts organisations subsidised through Arts Council England’s National Portfolio are to have an extra year’s funding “in response to the external challenges our sector is facing”, it was announced today.
Written on Wednesday, 17 January 2024
English National Opera’s musicians, chorus and music staff are to strike from February 1.
Written on Friday, 12 January 2024
Journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby is to chair the Bristol Beacon, formerly Colston Hall, as its CEO since 2011 Louise Mitchell steps down.
Written on Wednesday, 10 January 2024
The TV creative director Jay Hunt has been appointed chair of the British Film Institute, culture secretary Lucy Frazer announced today. She will take on the four-year unpaid role on February 16.
Written on Thursday, 04 January 2024
East Anglian arts organisations have warned of the devastating damage that would be done if Suffolk County Council follows through with its pledge to cut 100% from its arts budget.
Written on Monday, 01 January 2024
Salvador Dali by George Elam, 5th May 1959, The Daily Mail
Written on Sunday, 31 December 2023
Written on Saturday, 23 December 2023
Nearly 5,000 religious buildings of all denominations across the UK have received conservation grants worth £42m from the Listed Places of Worship Scheme, DCMS has announced.
Written on Friday, 22 December 2023
Musicians Union members of English National Opera’s orchestra and music staff have voted overwhelmingly to strike in protest at plans to axe 19 posts and make their jobs part-time.