TAITMAIL We have to grow up about race to keep the soft power pedal down

Sonia Boyce has been chosen to represent Britain at next year’s Venice Biennale. Boyce is 58 and a lauded member of the art establishment: an OBE, a Royal Academician, a UAL professor. She’s been chosen, not a moment too soon, for her innovative art-making that uses performance, drawing and photography which has been stunning us for 25 years.

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Barbican and Guildhall, making music together

Milton Court is a rare venue combining performance, concert-going and teaching. Simon Tait finds a unique artistic partnership there between an arts centre and its conservatoire neighbour

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AI PROFILE Yellow Earth and British soil

AI PROFILE   Kumiko Mendl, artistic director of Yellow Earth Theatre

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AI PROFILE Dove Cottage and Wordsworth, the modern man

Michael McGregor, director, Wordsworth Trust/Wordsworth Grasmere

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Punch Line, Brighton, July 1992, by Roger Bamber 

Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image

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TAITMAIL Beware governments bearing gifts

By Patrick Kelly 

“Sustainability” is one of those yawn-inducing words that has suffered through overuse, especially in those tick box council reports that have become a too regular feature of local government.

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Opening up a lesser known jewel

Simon Tait on the remarkable Cleveland Museum of Art and the lessons it has for our museums and galleries

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REMIX and the ‘collision economy’

The “collision economy” is the name the organisers of the REMIX Summit give to the fastest growing business sector in Britain, worth £100bn a year to the UK: the creative industries.

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

The Beatles, May 19, 1967, by John Downing

Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image

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AI PROFILE Making art work for artists

Patrick McCrae, founder and CEO of Artiq

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TAITMAIL The arts plea, and the real reason Nicky Morgan is back in the frame

Despite the feeble acknowledgement of the importance of culture in the Tory manifesto and the no more encouraging Queen’s Speech yesterday, Boris Johnson is clearly taking the arts seriously. Almost his first act since the general election has been to appoint a culture secretary.

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Dickens, the man who reinvented Christmas

Contrary to popular thought, Charles Dickens didn’t invent Christmas with A Christmas Carol, writes Simon Tait.

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