Those braving the autumnal wind and rain on Boscombe Beach in Bournemouth from today will be greeted by a giant new windbreak.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that that theatres can stay open under the new distancing rules that came into effect yesterday, and all current or planned productions can go ahead.
There has been a broad welcome for the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s emergency Covid crisis measures announced today, but with serious reservations that the Self Employment Income Support Scheme remain unchanged leaving many self-employed still vulnerable.
Bristol’s leading music venue Colston Hall, which has borne the name of the slave trader Edward Colston for more than 150 years, has been renamed Bristol Beacon.
Manchester International Festival has announced a training programme for up to 10,000 unemployed young people.
Five international artists have been chosen as the shortlist to create an artistic landmark and signpost to the future of the London surburban new town of Thamesmead.
Historic England has unveiled a £7.4m arts programme for England’s high streets, including four major arts commissions for works “capturing the everyday magic of high streets”.
A £25m one-off one-month fund to help larger museums, performing and visual arts organisations hit by the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced by the Garfield Weston fund on Foundation.
The fund, opening on October 5 and closing on November 9, is open to arts organisations, galleries and museums with an annual income of at least £500,000 a year, with grants worth from £100,000 to £2m.
“The UK’s performing and visual arts are among the best on the world but they have been hard hit by the pandemic” said the foundation’s director, Philippa Charles (pictured). “It became very clear to our trustees that while we have seen some incredibly, creative responses to Covid-19 many cultural organisations need support to restart their important work and bring audiences back.
The National Theatre’s Olivier, the largest of its three auditoriums, is being reshaped to accommodate bigger audiences when it reopens next month.
The Clore Leadership Fellowship has remodelled its programme to focus on transition and change forced by the Covid-19 crisis for spring 2021.