Written on Friday, 24 May 2019
The capital has been shaped by its natural waterways, as a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands reveals
Someone HAS to write an opera about opera. Better, a soap opera. Sex, death, plot lurches, vast personalities and gorgeous costumes, it's all there.
Written on Thursday, 23 May 2019
There are two Grange opera festivals this summer, based at two different country houses in Hampshire and Surrey, both created by the conductor Wasfi Kani. Simon Tait visited the newest
Written on Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Jerwood Arts’ new director, Lilli Geissendorfer, has introduced three new funds to the charity’s operations, and for one is announcing bursary beneficiaries whose careers could be shaped by them
Written on Monday, 20 May 2019
High street buildings are to be turned into creative spaces thanks to a new £62m government fund, the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport has announced.
Written on Sunday, 19 May 2019
A new exhibition at the Foundling Museum takes a single painting of 18th century life as its subject
Written on Saturday, 18 May 2019
Eighty-five affordable artists’ studios have opened in Deptford, South London, as part of the Mayor of London’s Creative Enterprise Zone scheme.
Written on Friday, 17 May 2019
Clare Limb, head of dance development & learning for Déda, the Derby-based dance and outdoor performance development agency, on bringing dance and contemporary circus together in learning and participation
Written on Thursday, 16 May 2019
£2m restoration will finish in 2020
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is backing a new scheme, to be run by Creative United, help cultural organisations in the North with business advice.
The value of art, collectors' pieces and antiques exported from the UK rose to a three year high of £5.4bn in 2018, up from £5.1bn in 2017.
Written on Wednesday, 15 May 2019
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is in a former 1860s convent in a leafy corner of Wimbledon, not the kind of venue you would expect to be a nurturing place for artistic talent.
Written on Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Kingston Council’s withdrawal of funding may see the closure of the Rose Theatre, created by Sir Peter Hall and opened in 2008.
It was on a barmy early summer Sunday afternoon in 1989, exactly 30 years ago, when the Rose Theatre was saved. Simon Tait was there
Written on Monday, 13 May 2019
The government has put a temporary block on the copy of D H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge at the novel’s obscenity trial in 1960 – perhaps the most famous Old Bailey trial of the 20th century - complete with his wife’s annotations.
The automota show Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, for 15 years a feature of Covent Garden, has a new show in London with the artist Paul Spooner – thanks to the inspiration it gave a teenage visitor
Written on Sunday, 12 May 2019
Simon Armitage has been appointed the new Poet Laureate, following an unexpectedly troubled search for Dame Carol Ann Duffy’s successor.
Written on Friday, 10 May 2019
Faiza Butt is a Pakistani artist whose work is held in private and public collections including the British Museum and the Kiran Nadar Museum, Delhi
Arts subjects could become a core class for Welsh school children if a proposed new curriculum is put in place.
Written on Thursday, 09 May 2019
Bristol's arts charity Bricks are hoping to create a new arts hub in one of the city's old police station.
Written on Wednesday, 08 May 2019
Arts Council Northern Ireland has paid £12,000 to its chief executive Roisin McDonough after settling an age discrimination case.
Written on Tuesday, 07 May 2019
The David Parr House, the Cambridge home of William Morris' Arts & Crafts collaborator, is to open to the public.
The Saatchi Gallery in West London has taken the decision to cover up works by artists SKU that feature an Islamic declaration of faith, following complaints from Muslim visitors that they are blasphemous.
Written on Monday, 06 May 2019
In our new review feature Adam Anderson considers the unending story of Britain's game-changing sculptor, Anthony Caro.