REMIX and the ‘collision economy’

REMIX and the ‘collision economy’

The “collision economy” is the name the organisers of the REMIX Summit give to the fastest growing business sector in Britain, worth £100bn a year to the UK: the creative industries.

 Natasha Bucknor moves to Free Word

Natasha Bucknor moves to Free Word

Talawa Theatre’s Natasha Bucknor is to join Free Word in the new role of executive director, working alongside CEO and artistic director Roma Backhouse.

TAITMAIL   Collision economy

TAITMAIL Collision economy

Is there life for the creative industries after Brexit? Well, yes, but it’s the quality of that life (and its consequent earning power) that’s the point. 

Export stop on medieval guide for hermits

Export stop on medieval guide for hermits

Arts minister Helen Whately has put an export bar on a 15th century illuminated guide for those contemplating becoming hermits and anchorites.

Arts responding to climate emergency – report

Arts responding to climate emergency – report

Arts organisations are responding positively to climate change criteria, according to a new report for Arts Council England.

World’s biggest boy band connects with artists to ‘change the world’

World’s biggest boy band connects with artists to ‘change the world’

BTS, the world’s biggest boy band, is behind a global Connect project involving leading artists such as Antony Gormley.

Row over York pantomime

Row over York pantomime

Theatre boss says changes needed to arrest decline

Liz Johnson is Midlands museums guru

Liz Johnson is Midlands museums guru

Liz Johnson is moving from the National Trust to fill a new Arts Council role as director of museums collection development for the West Midlands.

Waiting on… and on

Waiting on… and on

The scheduled performance of the West End musical The Waitress was cancelled on Saturday after the lead actress in the role of Jenna, Lucie Jones, and both understudies, Olivia Moore and Sarah O’Connor, fell ill.

Chatham Dockyard chief stands down

Chatham Dockyard chief stands down

Bill Ferris, who has overseen development worth £47m in 19 years, is to retire as CEO of Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Where is it now? Lost art on web display

Where is it now? Lost art on web display

Forty of the world’s most famous lost works of art have been given new light via a special website.

English Heritage acquires Hadrian fort

English Heritage acquires Hadrian fort

English Heritage has been given a Roman fort in Hadrian’s Wall to be part of the National Heritage Collection.

Gormley and Antunes commissioned for Plymouth centrepiece

Gormley and Antunes commissioned for Plymouth centrepiece

Antony Gormley and the Portuguese artist Leonor Atunes have been commissioned for Plymouth’s £40m museum and arts centre, The Box, due to open in June.

Pioneer dance plan for small venues

Pioneer dance plan for small venues

Dance is often seen as the Cinderella of the subsidised arts, but a new initiative seeks to prove that there is a growing and enthusiastic audience.

Ikon’s new curator is Melanie Pocock

Ikon’s new curator is Melanie Pocock

Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery has appointed the writer and contemporary curator Melanie Pocock as its new curator.

Turner’s Dream

Turner’s Dream

Some of the views of the River Thames that inspired J M W Turner to build a house there go on display at that house for the first time on Saturday, January 10, after an opening by Sir David Attenborough.

Golden decade of discovering history

Golden decade of discovering history

Historic England has listed ten of the most extraordinary archaeological discoveries to mark the close of a remarkable decade of finds.

McKellen tops Stage Power List

McKellen tops Stage Power List

The actor Sir Ian McKellen has topped The Stage 100 Power List for his marathon tour of Ian McKellen on Stage, the first actor ever to head the list of the most influential individuals in the theatre in UK, usually dominated by producers.

Dove Cottage gets Wordsworth birthday upgrade

Dove Cottage gets Wordsworth birthday upgrade

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday this year is to be marked by a £6.2m remake of his home, Dove Cottage, and the village of Grasmere.

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

The Beatles, May 19, 1967, by John Downing

Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image

Congratulations…

Congratulations…

...to those from our arts and heritage sector receiving honours...

Hull’s Green to run UK festival 2022

Hull’s Green to run UK festival 2022

Martin Green, who masterminded Hull’s successful year as City of Culture in 2017, is to run 2022’s cultural festival marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Perth arts board’s mass resignations

Perth arts board’s mass resignations

Most of the board of Horsecross Arts, which runs Perth’s theatre and concert hall, have resigned after a critical external report.

Monty Python and a Tudor playhouse in 2019 listings

Monty Python and a Tudor playhouse in 2019 listings

The London location where the famous Monty Python "Mr Creosote" sketch was filmed is one of the more surprising among Historic England’s 2019 choices for listing.