Putting culture on the digital map

The many cultural highlights of the West Midlands have been picked out on an interactive map of the arts scene, the first of its kind, to help rebuild the cultural infrastructure after the pandemic.

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Rescued Pennine museum reopens, double the size

A museum that was rescued by its community reopens this weekend after a £2.2m refurbishment and expansion.

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Painting Piccadilly

The Royal Academy this morning launched one of the largest public art takeovers London has ever seen.

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Angharad Jones to lead New Perspectives

Angharad Jones is to be the new artistic director of the East Midlands theatre company New Perspectives, after 15 years as joint artistic director of the award-winning Fifth Word, whgich she co-founded.

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Regions will provide 2021 Museum of the Year

For the first time no London institution features in the shortlist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award, reflecting instead the resilience and innovation of regional museums and galleries during the year of the Covid pandemic.

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Culture can drive economy’s recovery, report shows

The creative industries can drive the economy’s post-Covid recovery by contributing £132bn ia year n GVA (gross value added) - £28bn more than in 2020 - and creating 300,000 new jobs by 2025, according to new research details published today.

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Cuts to higher education arts funding to go ahead

The government’s Office for Students has confirmed that the funding cuts to creative and performing arts subjects at high education level will go ahead, despite a plea directly to the prime minister by seven trade unions begging him to reverse the decision.

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Theatre and unions unite to demand Covid insurance to stave off disaster

Theatre sector employers and trade unions have come together to demand an end to government equivocation over insurance against the impact on business of Covid-19.

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Film producer Uzma Hasan to chair Bush

The Bush Theatre has announced that the television and film producer Uzma Hasan is to be its new chair.

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Artangel’s Lingwood and Morris to stand down

The co-directors of Artangel, the agency that over more than 30 years has changed the perception of public art, are to stand down.

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