Written on Wednesday, 20 January 2021
The government is to introduce tough new planning regulations to prevent statues being removed, to a chorus of criticism from the heritage sector.
Leading musicians from rock, pop and classical genres have accused the government of making Europe a no-go zone for performers following its negotiating failure over cultural exchange options.
Written on Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Tamsin Austin, head of contemporary music at Sage Gateshead, is to be the first director of Sunderland’s £11m new arts centre, The Fire Station.
Written on Monday, 18 January 2021
Two Belarus theatre directors have received death threats via a state-run Belarusian newspaper.
Written on Thursday, 14 January 2021
Hazel Edwards, the former director of Newcastle’s Discovery Museum, is to be the next director of Arts Council England’s south east area.
Written on Wednesday, 13 January 2021
The BBC’s Culture in Quarantine initiative is to go back behind the scenes of the Victoria & Albert Museum for a second Secrets of the Museum series.
Written on Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Eight closed West London high street shops are being brought to life by artists commissioned the local authority.
Ten arts organisations that have made special contributions to their communities during the pandemic have been shortlisted for the first £150,000 Civic Arts Awards, it was announced today.
Written on Monday, 11 January 2021
Sir Simon Rattle is leaving the London Symphony orchestra to work in Germany, where his home now is.
Compton Verney Art Gallery in Warwickshire has maintained its visitor numbers through the 2020 pandemic year by combining actual with virtual visits.
Written on Thursday, 07 January 2021
The BBC and Sadler’s Wells are collaborating on a day-long virtual arts festival for later this month.
Written on Tuesday, 05 January 2021
More people are enjoying orchestral music as it plays a growing part in everyday life, according to a report being published by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra tomorrow (January 6), which will help the orchestra remodel itself for new audiences and venues
Written on Monday, 04 January 2021
The Florence Nightingale Museum, set in St Thomas’s Hospital in London, is to close.
Written on Thursday, 31 December 2020
Written on Wednesday, 30 December 2020
The Rainboy, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14th June 1986, by Ian Spratt
Written on Monday, 28 December 2020
Darren Henley, the CEO of Arts Council England, has praised the cultural sector’s fortitude and resilience in an unprecedented year an raising the spirits of the nation.
Written on Monday, 21 December 2020
Works of art by such artists as Barbara Hepworth, Naum Gabo, Pissarro, William Blake and Manet have been used to settle tax bills worth £40m in 2019/20, a record.
Written on Friday, 18 December 2020
Bow Street, one of the most famous police stations in the world which closed in 1992, is to reopen in the new year as a museum.
Written on Thursday, 17 December 2020
Disabled artists rights have gone backwards rather than progressed, an outcome of years of austerity.
The Unlimited festival returns in January, celebrating the artistic vision of disabled artists in a major development by the Southbank Centre, presenting 33 events - almost all free – globally for the first time. “The Covid-19 pandemic has hit both the arts and disabled communities hard” said the Southbank Centre’s Senior Producer, Ruth Hardie, “and I am incredibly impressed with and grateful for the artists who’ve been working hard, in the most challenging of situations, to adapt their work so we can present this festival online. JO VERRENT is Unlimited’s senior producer
Written on Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Since this feature was posted, Tier 4 has been imposed closing the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and the show until further notice. However, the production was filmed and from Wednesday can be seen at https://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/whats-on/snow-queen-digital-performance
Joanna Read, director/chief executive of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford on a year that is ending in triumph – ‘I’m so glad we have taken the (calculated) risk to commit to the show’
Written on Tuesday, 15 December 2020
The Covid pandemic is forcing music teaching out of schools even though it is a legal requirement, a report published by Ofsted today confirms.
Ebenezer Scrooge is to inhabit the London home of his creator Charles Dickens for a special one-actor performance of A Christmas Carol.
Written on Monday, 14 December 2020
London being put into Tier 3 of Covid restrictions from Wednesday, announced today, will be devastating for the theatre industry, UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre (SoLT) has said.