Written on Friday, 03 July 2020
An export bar has been put on the exquisite carved figures of two celtic hounds made in the Roman period.
The Stage, Britain’s last privately owned newspaper founded in 1880 and long known as “The Actor’s Bible”, was in crisis today as redundancy consultations with staff began, another potential victim of the coronavirus crisis.
Coventry announced today that it will start its year as the UK City of Culture on May 1 next year.
There was a poignant throwaway line on Front Row’s edition devoted to Rethink last week when the panel was lamenting any meaningful suggestions from the government about how to avoid the black hole our cultural infrastructure is heading headlong for. “In the absence of large art” said the equality campaigner Amanda Parker “people found local”.
Written on Thursday, 02 July 2020
Former Labour deputy leader and ex-shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has warned the arts that the sector needs internal reform as well as government commitment to ensure its future post-Covid.
Minister promises move on ‘creative future’
Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2020
Arts Council England is bringing back the National Lottery Project Grants from later this month, with easier access than before.
Neville Chamberlain at Heston Aerodrome, 30th September 1938, by Fred Ramage, Keystone Picture Agency
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2020
A network of 100 arts centres across the UK has put together proposals for local and regional arts centres to be at the heart of a culture revival after the Covid lockdown.
Following the further relaxing of lockdown restrictions from July 4, England’s museums and galleries are preparing to reopen with strict distancing rules, timed visits and in some cases booking only, with the National Gallery the first of the major institutions to welcome visitors again on July 8.
Written on Monday, 29 June 2020
Forty-eight of the world’s leading artists, architects and designers have given works of art to be auctioned in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres.
Founded in London in 2015, Mayku and its Formbox technology has been helping artists and craftspeople during lockdown realise their imagination and create at home, objects from plant pots to bath bombs with production growing at a rate of 100% a month through March and April. Here its co-founder and CEO Alex Smilansky explains how and what.
Written on Friday, 26 June 2020
Horsecross Arts, the charity that runs Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre for Perth and Kinross Council which have been closed since mid-March in the Covid lockdown, is preparing to make redundancies.
But phased re-opening is missing dates and cash
Written on Thursday, 25 June 2020
Cristina Rocca is to be the artistic director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the new management set up at the ensemble.
Written on Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Actors James Corden and Sue Perkins and the playwright James Graham have spoken of their alarm at news the Theatre Royal Plymouth may not be able to reopen after the Covid-19 shutdown.
Written on Tuesday, 23 June 2020
The open air Ironbridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire is the first museum to announce its partial reopening following the relaxation of lockdown rules announced by Boris Johnson earlier today.
The Prime Minister’s confirmation today of a new relaxation of the lockdown allowing museums, galleries and cinemas it reopen from July 4 has been welcomed by national museums directors, but with caution and a warning from the union Prospect.
Written on Monday, 22 June 2020
Twenty-six black opera singers from around the world have been brought together digitally from around the world to create an anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Two permanent sculptures, one of them nine feet tall, are to stand outside Hackney Town Hall to honour the Windrush generation, it was announced today, officially National Windrush Day.
TV auctioneer Charles Hanson’s online auction from his garden shed on Friday raised more than £18,000 towards the survival fund of the Florence Nightingale Museum.
The Glyndebourne opera festival is to open on July 1 – as an open air event of £10 tickets in a “newly imagined” summer season.
Written on Friday, 19 June 2020
Doug Gurr, the head of Amazon in the UK, is to be the next director of the Natural History Museum, taking over later this year from Sir Michael Dixon who has been director since 2005.
Written on Thursday, 18 June 2020
The Royal Academy, currently closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is opening as it never has before.