Written on Friday, 21 February 2020
Birmingham has launched a new scheme to restore the city’s Shakespeare Memorial Library (BSM).
English Heritage has apologised after the games industry criticised an advertising campaign which they claimed “dismissed the huge heritage aspect to games”.
Sonia Boyce has been chosen to represent Britain at next year’s Venice Biennale. Boyce is 58 and a lauded member of the art establishment: an OBE, a Royal Academician, a UAL professor. She’s been chosen, not a moment too soon, for her innovative art-making that uses performance, drawing and photography which has been stunning us for 25 years.
Written on Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Milton Court is a rare venue combining performance, concert-going and teaching. Simon Tait finds a unique artistic partnership there between an arts centre and its conservatoire neighbour
Arts Council England clients who fail to meet diversity targets could lose funding, its chairman Sir Nicholas Serota (pictured) warns today.
Written on Monday, 17 February 2020
Jenny Waldman, director of the successful 14-18 NOW arts programme commemorating the First World, is to be the next director of Art Fund, the membership charity that supports museums and galleries and helps them to buy and display works of art.
Written on Thursday, 13 February 2020
Former Minister for the Cabinet Office Oliver Dowden has replaced Baroness Nicky Morgan as culture secretary in Boris Johnson’s reshuffle.
Written on Wednesday, 12 February 2020
The Afro-Caribbean artist Sonia Boyce has been chosen by the British Council to be Britain’s representative at next year’s Venice Biennale.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has chosen Lewisham (above) and Croydon (below) as the London Boroughs of Culture for 2021 and 2023 respectively.
A major row between York’s Theatre Royal and its venerable pantomime star Berwick Kaler means there will be two pantos vying for audiences this Christmas.
Written on Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Abigail Morris is standing down as director and CEO of the Jewish Museum, as it announces it will leave the Arts Council national portfolio of funded organisations.
Written on Monday, 10 February 2020
The artist and writer Edmund de Waal’s Library in Exile of more than 2,000 books of translation written by exiled authors and painstakingly gathered together by the writer and artist is to open in the British Museum next month.
The UK’s creative industries are now worth £111.7bn to the economy in gross value added (GVA), up from £104.8bn, in the latest figures released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Written on Friday, 07 February 2020
Anti-fossil fuel activists sneaked a large wooden Trojan horse onto the British Museum’s forecourt today in protest against BP’s sponsorship of the museum’s current Troy exhibition.
A hoard of unsuspected Dickens treasure has been acquired by the Dickens Museum for £1.8m.
Written on Thursday, 06 February 2020
Glasgow Museums has acquired a 17th century painting key to Scotland’s Gaelic culture, for a discount price of £500,000.
AI PROFILE Kumiko Mendl, artistic director of Yellow Earth Theatre
Written on Tuesday, 04 February 2020
Michael McGregor, director, Wordsworth Trust/Wordsworth Grasmere
The Courtauld Institute has appointed Dr Tzo Zen Ang as it first ever managing director, guiding the fine arts institute’s biggest transformation since it moved to Somerset House in London in 1989.
Written on Monday, 03 February 2020
Punch Line, Brighton, July 1992, by Roger Bamber
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
Written on Friday, 31 January 2020
The Victoria & Albert Museum, self-designated the National Museum of the Art of Photography, has appointed its first director of photography.
By Patrick Kelly
“Sustainability” is one of those yawn-inducing words that has suffered through overuse, especially in those tick box council reports that have become a too regular feature of local government.
Written on Thursday, 30 January 2020
Salford’s The Lowry is marking its 20th anniversary this spring with nine world premieres and commissioned new works new works for its biennial festival WEEK 53.
The last mechanical sculpture by the much-loved artist and cartoonist Rowland Emett has been saved for the nation by the Science Museum.