London unveils street art galleries

For decades host to nests of art galleries, the exclusive districts of Mayfair and Belgravia are to become an outdoor art gallery.

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Banned Belarus theatre wins human rights award

Belarus Free Theatre, which we highlighted in August as the only national theatre to be banned by its country’s government, has won the Magnitsky Prize for courage under fire.

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British Library acquires unknown medieval psalter

A hitherto unknown copy of the psalms from the 1480s has been acquired by the British Library.

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£3m race to create Festival UK 2022

More than 500 arts and technology practitioners have been selected as parts of 30 consortia to bid to create the Festival UK* 2022.  

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Philanthropy prize morphs to salute art’s community work

The Achates Philanthropy Prize, launched five years ago to recognise small and imaginative examples of arts sponsorship, has reformed this year to recognise the work of arts organisation in communities affected by Covid.

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Hall sisters in online Tempest

Two of Sir Peter Hall’s daughters, Jenny and Rebecca, are to join forces for an online reading of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

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War memorials listed to mark Armistice anniversary

War memorials across England have been listed to mark the 100th anniversary today of the funeral of the Unknown Warrior in 1920, and the unveiling of the Cenotaph.

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British Museum’s record-breaking £8.8m grant

The British Museum has received its biggest ever grant, given to extend its global material knowledge programme.

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Bringing Francis Bacon back – with Cheerio

A new company has been launched today to cast new light on the life and work of the painter Francis Bacon, who died in 1992.

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BBC Arts to commission disabled artists

BBC Arts is marking the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act with a series of commissions celebrating the work of disabled artists.

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