Erica Whyman, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s deputy artistic director, believes this country has never valued its artists properly. That has to change, she writes, if Britain is to recover from the Covid-19 crisis
Experts from Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University explore what impact Covid-19 closures have had on the visual arts industry, and its response
In February the Bank of England issued the new polymer £20 note, the first banknote to feature a British artist. The chosen artist is J M W Turner with a self-portrait painted in about 1799, and to coincide this week the art historian and Turner authority Nicola Moorby launches a lecture series for The Arts Society Connected with her talk An Artist of Note: Turner and the new £20 note
It’s hard to find a headline these days that doesn’t feed back into the dreadful impact of the coronavirus and the economic freeze which has followed.
In an exclusive interview with AI Caroline Norbury, the new chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, reveals the inside story of the fight to ensure the cultural desert looming in the coming economic downturn is turned into a bountiful garden for the economy, and why the sector and the country need an urgent funding package
The 40th of a second that changed a life, 14th June 1958, by Roger Bamber.
Former Fleet Street picture editor Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
Arts Council England is spending £151,000 to help public libraries buy e-books and e-audio products to meet demand during the lockdown, with library membership having gone up 600% in the last month compared with the same period last year. Here Sue Williamson, ACE’s director, libraries, outlines what libraries are doing to help their communities
Forty members of the Orchestra of Opera North have performed a concert from their own Yorkshire homes – conducted from a church in Stockholm.
Andrew Foulkes, secretary, Northenden Players
All arts organisations, particularly theatres, are suffering financially through the Covid-19 lockdown, and amateur dramatic societies are no different.
Will Carling outpaces the Welsh defence at Cardiff Arms Park, 6th February 1993, by Pete Jenkins for the Sunday Telegraph
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
The arrival of international ballet star Carlos Acosta as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet at the beginning of this year has inspired a new dance gala for Birmingham, as Diane Parkes reports