London’s Khan welcomes arts rescue scheme – ‘but let’s see the small print’

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has welcomed the government's announcement of nearly £1.6bn to support the arts through the pandemic, but has warned that all aspects of culture and the creative industries will need access to support because of the widespread impact of Covid-19.

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Alan Davey to chair Trinity Laban

The Controller of BBC Radio 3, Alan Davey, is the new chairman of Trinity Laban, the music and dance conservatoire.

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Arts welcome £1.57bn rescue package

The government last night launched a £1.57bn scheme to rescue the UK’s cultural institutions from the brink of collapse caused the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Export stop on £2m Roman hounds

An export bar has been put on the exquisite carved figures of two celtic hounds made in the Roman period.

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‘Actor’s Bible’ fighting to survive

The Stage, Britain’s last privately owned newspaper founded in 1880 and long known as “The Actor’s Bible”, was in crisis today as redundancy consultations with staff began, another potential victim of the coronavirus crisis.

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Coventry picks a Mayday start to its year of culture

Coventry announced today that it will start its year as the UK City of Culture on May 1 next year.

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‘Get your own house in order’ Tom Watson tells arts

Former Labour deputy leader and ex-shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has warned the arts that the sector needs internal reform as well as government commitment to ensure its future post-Covid.

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Northern Ireland gets extra £4m arts cash

Minister promises move on ‘creative future’

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Lottery is back

Arts Council England is bringing back the National Lottery Project Grants from later this month, with easier access than before.

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‘Put arts centres at heart of Covid recovery’

A network of 100 arts centres across the UK has put together proposals for local and regional arts centres to be at the heart of a culture revival after the Covid lockdown.

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