Written on Friday, 22 March 2019
A new £5m DCMS/Arts Council Youth Performance Partnership will benefit 10,000 young people, culture secretary Jeremy Wright has announced.
Tate has announced that it will accept no more gifts from the Sackler family charities, following the National Portrait Gallery’s decision this week to refuse a £1m gift.
The Britten-Pears Foundation created at the Red House, Aldeburgh, by the composer Benjamin Britten and the singer Peter Pears is to merge with Snape Maltings, the concert hall they founded in Suffolk.
Post-Olympic Stratford is booming. The V&A, Sadler’s Wells, University College London and even the London College of Fashion are all settling in at the Olympic Park, or what Boris Johnson called Olympicopolis. It’s getting a £2.3bn international quarter for global corporations, the 34-storey Sky View Tower and the 14-storey City West Tower. Even the multi-storey car park by the station is to turn its top level over to a roof garden.
Written on Thursday, 21 March 2019
Behind the gloss of post-Olympic prosperity, the communities of Newham are still seriously challenged. For 30 years East London Dance has been lifting their hearts and aspirations and now, as it prepares for its third Ideas Summit, it is contemplating its own biggest step forward. Simon Tait talks to its director, Polly Risbridger
Birmingham Repertory Theatre has chosen Sean Foley as its new artistic director.
Music education damaging talent pipeline, says committee
Anita Choudhrie on why it is time for the gender imbalance in art to be evened up
Written on Tuesday, 19 March 2019
The National Portrait Gallery has turned down £1m in sponsorship from the Sackler Trust because of the controversy over the drug OxyContin produced by the Sackler pharmaceutical company.
The capital’s cultural infrastructure from pubs to recording studios to libraries is being made on a free interactive online map https://www.london.gov.uk/cultural-infrastructure-map.
Written on Monday, 18 March 2019
AI looks at what's coming up around the country – this week, the arts in Norwich
Written on Thursday, 14 March 2019
Southwark scheme pledges £500,000.
Written on Wednesday, 13 March 2019
A new programme devised by creative industries leaders is aimed at giving career chances to 2m youngsters.
Words from nature deleted from the Oxford Children’s Junior Dictionary are being immortalised by artists in an exhibition opening on Friday (March 15) at Snape Maltings Lettering Centre in Suffolk.
William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday in 2020 will see a £6.2m expansion of the museum devoted to him at his home village of Grasmere in Cumbria, the Wordsworth Trust has announced.
Written on Tuesday, 12 March 2019
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – graded gold standard for its teaching, the highest achievable level - has been cleared of racism by rejecting quotas for black and mixed ethnic applicants.
Written on Monday, 11 March 2019
All four posts go in cost-cutting review
Survey shows growing gap between state and private schools
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) has appointed Seb Huckle to the new post of executive director.
Written on Friday, 08 March 2019
The University of Liverpool is to build a new 400-seat concert hall, for students and public.
The Royal Opera has chosen International Women’s Day today to announce two new women conductors' courses.
Written on Thursday, 07 March 2019
A charity is stepping into new territory – funding core cultural activities. Simon Tait reports
Leicester's Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre has been given the go ahead for a £7m expansion.
Figures show major boost for culture venues