Written on Thursday, 18 April 2019
Both our national opera houses are in trouble this week, in quite different ways. One of the issues might have huge repercussions, the other smaller ones.
Diane Parkes on a DanceXchange initiative that is taking dance into Birmingham classrooms
Written on Wednesday, 17 April 2019
This battered copy of Charles Dickens’s novel David Copperfieldi s what kept half of Captain Scott’s team entertained as they wintered in an ice cave while their leader led the expedition for the South Pole in 1912.
Worthing’s three theatres and museum, currently owned by Worthing Borough Council, are to go it alone.
Figures released today by Arts Council England show that the arts and culture have grown by £390m in a single year, overtaking agriculture as a contributor to the UK economy.
Written on Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Bristol has come top of a list of 20 best UK cities for arts and culture, with London only fourth.
Written on Monday, 15 April 2019
Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has appointed Liz Stevenson as their new artistic director to work with executive director James Cobbold.
The Dukes in Lancaster is losing its artistic director, Sarah Punshon, as a result of cuts in its local authority funding.
Written on Thursday, 11 April 2019
Arts Council England has committed another £3m to encourage organisations run by BAME and disabled people.
Written on Tuesday, 09 April 2019
A classical music agency has set up a foundation to support diversity and inclusivity in the arts.
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s painted masterpiece, is to come to Winchester this summer in a photographic project under licence from the Vatican.
Written on Monday, 08 April 2019
Kelmscott Manor, the inspirational Cotswolds retreat of William Morris and his family, has opened for its last season before the start of a £6m project to secure its future.
Jill Rutter, director of strategy and relationships at the think tank British Future, is co-author of its new report Crossing Divides: How arts and heritage can bring us together.
Written on Friday, 05 April 2019
This is believed to be the only self-portrait by the poet, artist and visionary William Blake (1757-1827), which will be seen in public in the UK for the first time in a Tate Britain exhibition this autumn.
Three Queens, Westminster Hall, February 1952, by Ron Case.
Written on Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Two-thirds of our musicians, three times more than the general public, suffer from depression and need help, according to Help Musicians UK, amounting to a crisis.
Written on Tuesday, 02 April 2019
Moya Maxwell, executive director of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance since September 2018 having come from the Royal Institute of British Architects, on the joys and hardships of managing a small arts company
Written on Monday, 01 April 2019
Jacqui O’Hanlon, RSC’s director of education, reflects on the 14-18 NOW legacy creative skills programme, Make Art Not War
Thousands of 16-18-year-olds have responded to the challenge “What does peace mean to you” with works of art.
Written on Saturday, 30 March 2019
By Patrick Kelly
A tweet from a frustrated music critic announces the shrinking of arts coverage in the venerable Glasgow daily, the Herald.
Written on Friday, 29 March 2019
Patrick Kelly takes a look at Greater Manchester’s first cultural strategy.
Written on Thursday, 28 March 2019
Robin Hood, the Grade II listed statue outside Nottingham Castle, is to get a new bow after it was vandalised.
Written on Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Wayward is a new production company specialising in new work from unexpected sources. Its first production opens at the Barbican Theatre on March 28, an adaptation by the Irish playwright Enda Walsh of Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter, starring Cillian Murphy. Wayward’s founder and producer is Judith Dimant
Written on Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Contributors to the Grenfell Tower community cookbook, Together, are to be a highlight of the 9th Boswell Book Festival.