Children’s Tempest visions

Primary school children from across Birmingham have been asked to imagine characters from one of Shakespeare’s most difficult plays, The Tempest, for an exhibition opening today.

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RCA unveils £155m new STEAM Battersea campus

The Royal College of Art today unveiled the largest development in its 185-year history, a £155m Herzog & de Meuron designed campus south of the Thames by Battersea Bridge.

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Legacy art commissions from IWM’s WWI movie blockbuster

Income from the Imperial War Museum’s 14-18-NOW film by director Peter Jackson, They Shall Not Grow Old, is to fund art commissions across the country.

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Rees-Mogg may scrap Arts Council

Arts Council England and other national cultural organisations face being abolished as Jacob Rees-Mogg turns his attention to arm’s length government funded bodies in his review of government efficiency.

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Dacs chief takes over at Whitechapel

The new director of the Whitechapel Gallery is to be Gilane Tawadros, the CEO of Dacs, the guardian of artists’ copyright.

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Nightingale Museum defies closure fears to reopen

The Florence Nightingale Museum in St Thomas’s Hospital, London, which more than two years ago closed its doors with fears that it might never be able to open again, reopened yesterday on what would have been Nightingale’s 202nd birthday.

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Museum of the Year 2022 shortlist of five

Five museums from Derby, London, Manchester, Oxford and Wrexham nave made it to the shortlist for the £100,000 2022 Art Fund Museum gif the Year award.

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£23m for communities' cultural rebuild

Cultural organisations across England will share £22.7m from the Arts Council’s Cultural Investment Programme to help them reset and prepare for development after the Covid lockdowns.

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McBrinn leaves Clean Break for Dublin’s Gate

Joint artistic director and CEO Róisín McBrinn is leaving Clean Break Theatre after eight years with the company to become artistic director at the Gate, Dublin.

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Ukrainian artist wins Royal Society portrait award

Ukrainian-born painter Tania Rivilis has won the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual award.

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