THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Orgreave, South Yorkshire, June 1984, by Martin Jenkinson

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DEA BIRKETT The real world shared by circus and museums

In the next in her series marking the 250th anniversary of the circus, Dea Birkett – the official Ringmaster of Circus250 – finds that big top performance and gallery display have more in common that you think

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Local soft power: Mayor Khan sets national culture blueprint

Is London’s new Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZs) scheme, the first of its kind and centred on local authorities, a pattern for other British centres? Simon Tait reports

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TALK OF THE TOWN HALL But they persisted….

Patrick Kelly on the arts champions on local authorities who have made cultural revolutions happen

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DEA BIRKETT Paris – where the show never closed

In the first of a series marking the 250th anniversary of the circus, Dea Birkett– the official Ringmaster of Circus250 – goes to Paris where circus is defying the gilets jaunes

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DEA BIRKETT Fifteen years ago, a museum visit changed my life

Last week we reported on the reopening of the V&A’s Cast Courts. Here, Dea Birkett recounts her own especial memory of them

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Victorian art world – recast by the V&A

The Cast Courts at the V&A, two of the museum’s original 1850s galleries, have reopened after a seven year programme, restored and refurbished as they were 160 years ago.

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Bullet Tongue and the red raw world of excluded teens

AI PROFILE Maggie Norris, artistic director, The Big House

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MY STORY Nurturing the seedlings of song

Since 1996 Samling has nurtured the artistic development of exceptional young singers and piano accompanists at the start of their careers through its artist programmeFounded by Karon Wright, its artistic and executive director, and businessman Roger McKechnie the charity has embarked on a new era with a change of name.

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Horse sense

In the new year, a museum centre in Cambridgeshire will be offering a new and unique service no other could: horse therapy.

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Harrow, London, 8th October 1952, by George Phillips

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THE WORD Rapping it up: Royston responds to Azealia Banks' UK rap comments

An explosive American rapper has turned her fire on her British counterparts. Royston takes her on

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