Wembley switches Christmas on

A 24-metre high Christmas tree – Aurora Park – was lit up last night in Wembley Park.

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Thames Estuary becomes festival venue

The Thames Estuary is to host a large scale festival celebrating the history and culture of the riverside from Tilbury to Southend-on-Sea.

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90-year-old novice potter gets first show

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.

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Freelances left out in cold in spending review

Self-employed freelance workers, the backbone of the creative industries, have been ignored in the Spending Review announced today by the Chancellor.

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Hockney portrait returns to Covent Garden

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.

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Music PR guru Dvora Lewis dies

Dvora Lewis, known as the “godmother of music PRs”, has died of a heart attack, her family has announced.

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Kaarina Meyer 1946-2020

The music manager Kaarina Meyer has died of cancer aged 74 after more than 40 years in the business.

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Bloomin' Father Christmas is back

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.

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Queen’s masterpieces stripped from palace walls

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.

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Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom to get ‘lifeline’ facelift

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, a mecca for formal dancing, is to get a £764,000 facelift thanks to the government's Culture Recovery Fund.

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