Written on Thursday, 03 December 2020
Disabled artists are to get a global audience for the first time in January with the Southbank’s Unlimited festival.
Written on Tuesday, 01 December 2020
The government has announced that alcohol sales will be permitted for music venues in England’s Tier 2 regions.
Written on Monday, 30 November 2020
Wenceslas Square, Prague, 17th November 1989, by Brian Harris
Written on Friday, 27 November 2020
A 24-metre high Christmas tree – Aurora Park – was lit up last night in Wembley Park.
The Comprehensive Spending Review isn’t comprehensive and it doesn’t spend: it’s selective and it only promises to do things, mostly cut. One word is particularly missing from Rishi Sunak’s statement this week: freelance.
Written on Thursday, 26 November 2020
The Thames Estuary is to host a large scale festival celebrating the history and culture of the riverside from Tilbury to Southend-on-Sea.
Colin Anderson, who threw his first pot on his own wheel on his 90th birthday in January, is to have his work shown in an online exhibition.
Written on Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Self-employed freelance workers, the backbone of the creative industries, have been ignored in the Spending Review announced today by the Chancellor.
Written on Tuesday, 24 November 2020
To combat the corrosive effects of racism, exclusion and Covid-19, the cultural sector needs to act now, says Maria Adebowale-Schwarte, CEO of the Foundation for Future London
The David Hockney portrait of its former general director that was sold last month by the Royal Opera House is going back – courtesy of Covent Garden’s new chairman.
Dvora Lewis, known as the “godmother of music PRs”, has died of a heart attack, her family has announced.
Written on Monday, 23 November 2020
The music manager Kaarina Meyer has died of cancer aged 74 after more than 40 years in the business.
For many the image of Father Christmas is the one drawn for thousands of children by Raymond Briggs for his best-selling books, and now he’s back.
Works by Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Canaletto, highlights of the royal collection, have been removed from Buckingham Palace’s Picture Gallery, one of the state rooms, so that it can be refurbished.
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, a mecca for formal dancing, is to get a £764,000 facelift thanks to the government's Culture Recovery Fund.
Written on Thursday, 19 November 2020
Almost two-thirds of museums and galleries fear they may not survive the pandemic crisis, according to a new Art Fund survey.
Written on Wednesday, 18 November 2020
For decades host to nests of art galleries, the exclusive districts of Mayfair and Belgravia are to become an outdoor art gallery.
Belarus Free Theatre, which we highlighted in August as the only national theatre to be banned by its country’s government, has won the Magnitsky Prize for courage under fire.
Written on Tuesday, 17 November 2020
A hitherto unknown copy of the psalms from the 1480s has been acquired by the British Library.
Patrick McCrae, chief executive, ARTIQ
Written on Monday, 16 November 2020
More than 500 arts and technology practitioners have been selected as parts of 30 consortia to bid to create the Festival UK* 2022.
Written on Friday, 13 November 2020
The Achates Philanthropy Prize, launched five years ago to recognise small and imaginative examples of arts sponsorship, has reformed this year to recognise the work of arts organisation in communities affected by Covid.
Two of Sir Peter Hall’s daughters, Jenny and Rebecca, are to join forces for an online reading of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Written on Thursday, 12 November 2020
The actor and writer Nell Hardy is to perform her own powerful and disturbing one-character play, NoMad, which is based on her own experiences of homelessness and psychiatric hospitalisation, in a live stream from Greenwich Theatre on November 27, supported by Tramshed’s Progression Programme of Artist Development.