Written on Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Primary school children from across Birmingham have been asked to imagine characters from one of Shakespeare’s most difficult plays, The Tempest, for an exhibition opening today.
Written on Monday, 23 May 2022
The Royal College of Art today unveiled the largest development in its 185-year history, a £155m Herzog & de Meuron designed campus south of the Thames by Battersea Bridge.
Written on Friday, 20 May 2022
May 20 was an important birthday that saw the first appearance of beautiful, bouncing ROSA. But she’s a newcomer who has been 15 years in gestation.
Written on Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Income from the Imperial War Museum’s 14-18-NOW film by director Peter Jackson, They Shall Not Grow Old, is to fund art commissions across the country.
Written on Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Arts Council England and other national cultural organisations face being abolished as Jacob Rees-Mogg turns his attention to arm’s length government funded bodies in his review of government efficiency.
Written on Monday, 16 May 2022
The new director of the Whitechapel Gallery is to be Gilane Tawadros, the CEO of Dacs, the guardian of artists’ copyright.
Written on Friday, 13 May 2022
The Florence Nightingale Museum in St Thomas’s Hospital, London, which more than two years ago closed its doors with fears that it might never be able to open again, reopened yesterday on what would have been Nightingale’s 202nd birthday.
Written on Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Five museums from Derby, London, Manchester, Oxford and Wrexham nave made it to the shortlist for the £100,000 2022 Art Fund Museum gif the Year award.
Cultural organisations across England will share £22.7m from the Arts Council’s Cultural Investment Programme to help them reset and prepare for development after the Covid lockdowns.
Written on Friday, 06 May 2022
Joint artistic director and CEO Róisín McBrinn is leaving Clean Break Theatre after eight years with the company to become artistic director at the Gate, Dublin.
Written on Wednesday, 04 May 2022
Ukrainian-born painter Tania Rivilis has won the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual award.
Written on Saturday, 30 April 2022
Parole beer, Wakefield, 2nd May 1953, by Thurston Hopkins for Picture Post
Alan Sparrow on Thurston Hopkins
Written on Friday, 29 April 2022
We get cynical joy out of taking apart the characters of great artists, and usually we wait until they are dead before we lay open their dark sides: Caravaggio, Turner, Millais, Eric Gill.
Written on Thursday, 28 April 2022
A £6m donation from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation will fund a new professorship for the Royal Academy of Music.
Written on Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Deborah Swallow, who spearheaded the biggest development in the Courtauld Institute’s history, is to retire as its director after 18 years in the post.
Written on Monday, 25 April 2022
Richard Davidson-Houston, Glyndebourne’s director of audience development, is to be the opera house’s new managing director.
Written on Friday, 22 April 2022
Gregory Doran has stood down as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company with immediate effect after 35 years with the company and ten years at its head.
On March 1 Southend-on-Sea became a city, completing a 20-year campaign by its MP David Amess. Its qualification for city status is obscure: it has no cathedral or university, the customary prerequisites, and mostly getting cityhood does little more than feed local pride.
Written on Thursday, 21 April 2022
The Actors’ Benevolent Fund is under investigation by the Charity Commission over concerns about its governance.
Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2022
The British Museum has been urged by a panel of scientists and climate experts to abandon plans for a renewed sponsorship deal with BP.
Written on Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Rachel Thomas, head of exhibitions at Irish Museum of Modern Art for 20 years, is to be the chief curator at the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre.
Written on Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Four artists have been selected for the Turner Prize shortlist this year: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin.
Janet Rady, curator of the Kyrgyz Republic Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale
Written on Monday, 11 April 2022
A report for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra shows that Covid lockdowns, while starving orchestras and musicians of much needed income, have driven new audiences to classical music.