TAITMAIL No more Fringe benefits

 

By Patrick Kelly


The Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, and that’s its problem. 

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TAITMAIL Talking of the unspeakable…

Feelings are running high over what rights museums in the UK have to house certain objects, from a three-legged stool in Oxford that is claimed as a national treasure by Uganda to symbols of religious rites for native Canadians and New Zealanders to the Parthenon Sculptures.

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Alan Sparrow on another legend of photojournalism, Victor Console

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TAITMAIL The new world of tradition

The new Royal College of Art in Battersea with its infinite spaces and possibilities opened to the public for the first time with its graduate show last month, showing some of the stunning fruits of the minds of young artists who have the latest digital technology at their fingertips, allowing them to fuse moving images, performance and installation in ways inconceivable a generation ago.

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Wimbledon hopeful crashes out, 25th June 1993, by David Ashdown for The Independent

By Alan Sparrow

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MY STORY The drink that StARTs art

A new art prize is to feature in this autumn’s StART London Art Fair, the exhibition devoted to emerging talent at the Saatchi Gallery. The prize is sponsored by Martin Miller’s Gin and here the brand’s global head of marketing, Robert Eastham, explains how the partnership came together

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GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Museums: Beyond the gift shop window

At Museums Connections 2022 The Revels Office consultancy led an exploration of how museums can combine innovation, experience and retail strategy to create new commercial programmes. The Revel Office’s project co-ordinator, Jeani Tamakloe, sifts the inputs

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Celestial Fracture, 23rd February 2021, by Leonard Di Maggio, Annie Maunder Prize winner

Alan Sparrow on a prize-winning photograph of space

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FESTIVALS To BE, Birmingham’s celebration of all the arts

BE FESTIVAL, shortened from Birmingham European Festival, emerged in 2010 from the spirit of exchange in Birmingham’s arts scene. It happens each June, opening this time today, Friday, to push the boundaries of theatre, dance, comedy, circus, music, visual and performing arts, looking behind the scenes. Its founders and co-directors are Miguel Oyarzun and Isla Aguilar, and this year’s will be their last BE FESTIVAL. Here they look back at their Birmingham story

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THE WORD Keeping the music playing

As he steps down after eight years as chairman of the Help Musicians charity, Graham Sheffield reflects on the changes that have challenged musicians and their growing needs

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TAiTMAIL ROSA’s day

May 20 was an important birthday that saw the first appearance of beautiful, bouncing ROSA. But she’s a newcomer who has been 15 years in gestation.

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Parole beer, Wakefield, 2nd May 1953, by Thurston Hopkins for Picture Post

Alan Sparrow on Thurston Hopkins

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