Artists launch appeal to save Jarman’s garden

The actor Tilda Swinton and artists Michael Craig-Martin, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Isaac Julien and Wolfgang Tillmans have launched a £3.5m appeal to save film-maker Derek Jarman’s famous garden at Dungeness in Kent.

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ACE gives £4.3m for ‘resilience of diversity’

Arts Council England is investing £4.3m of National Lottery funding in 45 arts organisations aiming to enhance diversity in the cultural sector through its Elevate programme.

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Tony Hall steps out of BBC into National Gallery

On the day Tony Hall revealed he was leaving the BBC his appointment as chairman of the National Gallery is announced.

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Natasha Bucknor moves to Free Word

Talawa Theatre’s Natasha Bucknor is to join Free Word in the new role of executive director, working alongside CEO and artistic director Roma Backhouse.

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Export stop on medieval guide for hermits

Arts minister Helen Whately has put an export bar on a 15th century illuminated guide for those contemplating becoming hermits and anchorites.

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Arts responding to climate emergency – report

Arts organisations are responding positively to climate change criteria, according to a new report for Arts Council England.

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World’s biggest boy band connects with artists to ‘change the world’

BTS, the world’s biggest boy band, is behind a global Connect project involving leading artists such as Antony Gormley.

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Row over York pantomime

Theatre boss says changes needed to arrest decline

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Liz Johnson is Midlands museums guru

Liz Johnson is moving from the National Trust to fill a new Arts Council role as director of museums collection development for the West Midlands.

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Waiting on… and on

The scheduled performance of the West End musical The Waitress was cancelled on Saturday after the lead actress in the role of Jenna, Lucie Jones, and both understudies, Olivia Moore and Sarah O’Connor, fell ill.

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