All of this year’s Museum of the Year shortlist for the £100,000 prize are regional museums. “Our five finalists” said Jenny Waldman, Art Fund director and chair of the judges, “are all deeply embedded in their communities... They have each shown extraordinary innovation and resolve”.
Norwich Theatre – Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich Playhouse and Stage Two - has been awarded £150,000 by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for what is expected to be a ground-breaking project to support young people and their mental health, Wise About Words. It is major undertaking for the theatre and its chief executive Stephen Crocker, and for its partner in the scheme the Wensum Trust.
Two of Bath’s favourites with visitors are coming out of the Covid crisis with optimism. Simon Tait paid a visit to find out why
A 15th century Lincolnshire manor house with a multi-hued career is having its many different lives told as it reopens on Saturday (July 3).
Diana, Princess of Wales, South Kensington, London, 13th November 1980, by Ian Tyas of Keystone Press
Former Fleet Street picture editor Alan Sparrow talks to Ian Tyas
The museum that now occupies the house where Charles Dickens wrote one of his most popular novels has turned to the streets the writer roamed at night for its new exhibition.
London’s Tower Bridge is a monument to Victorian invention and extravagant vision, but also to the endeavour of the men – and women – that built and worked in it.
Abdul Shayek, artistic director and chief executive, Tara Theatre
On the night of Friday, June 4th, 1976, an 18-year-old Sikh engineering student, Gurdip Singh Chaggar, was stabbed to death in Southall.
The delayed third London Design Biennale opens today at Somerset House with a resounding message, writes Simon Tait
Festival Gardens Funfair, Battersea Park, 1st June 1957, by Terry Fincher
Former Fleet Street picture editor Alan Sparrow on the work of Terry Fincher
This weekend culture secretary Oliver Dowden announced the start of the race to be UK City of Culture 2025, in succession to Coventry, and for the first time opened it up to groups of towns as well as cities. The result will be announced next spring. Medway in Kent has launched its bid and Imogen Robertson is the bid director.
Blackpool Grand Theatre has produced a guide to how technology will guide us into the theatre in the near future.