EU chiefs went out on a limb to back an unfancied community-sized bid for European City of Culture in 2018. Now, it is transforming not only the small city of Leeuwarden, but also the surrounding region. Patrick Kelly reports.
Following a career in the United States as a corporate lawyer and a management consultant, Tonya Nelson has recently become director of museums and cultural programmes at University College London
The Time to Listen report on cultural provision in schools was launched at the House of Lords this week by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Tate, and it raises alarm bells on arts provision in schools. In a special feature, drama critic Michael Coveney sums up its message
The Theatres Trust annual conference this week heard that partnerships with local authorities are providing successful community theatre projects in the face of austerity. Simon Tait reports
Research says that the arts do not represent the British people, but Create London, set up ten years ago by Hadrian Garrard, aims to change that. He gave Simon Tait a progress report
London, 1949: Life in the Elephant, by Bert Hardy
By Patrick Kelly.
In this Brexit buffeted age of austerity, it can be hard for the arts to see much cause for celebration. Money is tight and will get more so, if the noises coming out of the Treasury about further belt tightening to pay for extra support for the NHS are to be believed.
York’s historic streets play host to a new kind of arts festival. Patrick Kelly reports
AI PROFILE Kate Arthurs, director arts, British Council
Derby’s powerhouse of dance is celebrating its 20th anniversary - and it's as lively as ever. Patrick Kelly reports
Tower Bridge, one the world’s most recognisable landmarks, has appointed 23-year-old Imogen Piper, a design graduate from Goldsmith’s College who works across art forms, as its new artist-in-residence.
A cultural funding scheme for local councils has boosted arts investment in Northern Ireland by £3 million. Patrick Kelly reports.