Dickens as you never knew him

This is unmistakably the author of Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities, but as you’ve never seen him, thanks to a new colourisation process.

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Crafts never more popular with £3bn sales

The appetite for British craft has never been higher, according to a new report from the Crafts Council, with 73% of the UK buying handcrafted objects in 2019 and sales exceeding £3bn, and the lockdown adding to it.

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Furlough close down will see more theatres shut

The tapering furlough scheme will see more theatres permanently shut, warns the Theatres Trust today.

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Opera company reinvents 2020

Although closed in the Covid-19 lockdown, Grange Park Opera, set in the Surrey Hills, is launching a newly devised summer season this month.

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Roland Rudd controversial choice as Tate chair

The PR consultant Roland Rudd is to be the next chair of Tate, succeeding Lionel Barber in January, 2021.

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Irish arts needs massive injection of cash support

Call for post crisis investment programme

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Turner Prize cancelled – bursaries awarded instead

This year’s Turner Prize has been cancelled, with £100,000 in bursaries being given to ten artists instead.

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‘End not yet in sight’ warns ACE chief

The end of the crisis for the arts driven by the coronavirus lockdown is not in sight, says Arts Council England CEO Darren Henley - and there will be permanent closures.

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Southbank may be closed till April 2021

With its reserves running dry during the Covid-19 closure, the Southbank Centre may have to close until at least April 2021 and will cease to be a going concern before the end of the year if it doesn’t get emergency rescue funding. 

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Hedge funder Britton heads Tate’s US drive

Paul Britton, founder and CEO of Capstone Investment Advisors which oversees funds worth almost £5.8bn, is to chair Tate Americas Foundation Board of Trustees.

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