THE WORD: Looking young

Steve Ball, executive producer of the World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences, considers the current state of play of theatre for children and young people in the UK

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MY STORY: A sharper image

Photography, until fairly recently considered merely a mechanical and chemical technique of image-making, 
is now accepted as an art form, and fine art at that. Falmouth University has launched a new online-led MA Photography devised by Dr Paul Cabuts, director of Falmouth’s Institute of Photography, in partnership with CEG Digital, part of Cambridge Education Group

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VENUES: HOME is where the art is

Manchester's newest arts venue is one year old. Patrick Kelly pays a visit

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BRITISH COUNCIL: Getting the arts back into the bloodstream

In five years the British Council has undergone a transformation in its cultural influence in the world, guided by its director of arts, Graham Sheffield. he discusses the strategy for the next five years with Simon Tait

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CIRCUS: A flying success

As Circomedia, one of the UK’s first circus schools, celebrates its 30th birthday, Helen Dorritt finds out about plans for the next three decades

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AI PROFILE: The new boy

Colin Matthews OBE, composer

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CONTROVERSY: Over the edge

When controversial art challenges the rules of public order, how should the police respond? Arts Council England have created tools for them to work by in the form of public order law packs, written by executive director Simon Mellor and policy and research officer Nicole McNeilly, who introduce them

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Patrick Kelly's Back Page...

... AI's pick of the best to come

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AI PROFILE: Include me in

Lou Stein, artistic director, Chickenshed Theatre Company

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Festivals: Thinking out of the voice box

Next month the land of song presents its global credentials in a new ten day spectacular arts festival with which Cardiff intends to rival Brighton, Edinburgh and Manchester. AI spoke to artistic director Graeme Farrow

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DEA BIRKETT: The value of the second chance

Dea Birkett learns from Circa’s current Southbank Centre show not to stick to first judgements

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The word: Avoiding the creative talent bin

New research from the Arts University Bournemouth has found the UK is a nation of frustrated creatives, with most of us wishing we were in a career where we could make more use of our creative skills. With 97% of AUB graduates going on to employment or further study, Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE, principal and vice-chancellor at the university, believes he has found the answer

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