Arts get manifestos in early

Arts organisations are hoping to influence the general election contenders by publishing their own manifestos early in the campaign.

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World’s largest study of the arts’ impact on health

The world’s largest study into the impact on mental and physical health that artistic interventions can have has been launched by King’s College London, with £2m funding from the Wellcome Trust.

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Brexit may cost Birmingham millions in music income

Brexit could devastate the West Midlands’ vibrant music tourism, according got a report published today (Oct 29).

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Independent museums worth £28m a year

The United Kingdom’s unsubsidised museum sector is earning the Exchequer more than £28m a year, drawing over 24m visitors.

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App opens Edinburgh gallery to disabled art lovers

The gallery and studio Edinburgh Printmakers is welcoming a new audience, the disabled, thanks to new technology.

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TAITMAIL Peace and understanding

There’s a startling symmetry about Martin Jenkinson’s image of the Orgreave confrontation during the Miners’ Strike in 1984 – our Picture of the Month last year – and last week’s picture of red-clad Druids in a more peaceful coming together from the Extinction Rebellion demonstration last week. The first face-off didn’t work, the miners lost: the second one might, and the difference is art.

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Gavin Henderson stands down at Central School

Professor Gavin Henderson, principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama since 2007, is to leave at the end of the academic year.

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New CEO for troubled Creative Scotland

Iain Munro has been appointed chief executive of Creative Scotland, 15 months after his predecessor resigned amid damning criticism of the organisation.

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St Paul’s war, projected

The story of how St Paul’s Cathedral was able to alone in the Blitz of 1940 is being told through a free light show at the cathedral.

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Art recruited by Extinction Rebellion

Art and creativity have been mobilised in the climate change campaign of Extinction Rebellion, from multi-coloured banners to street performance, to dance, to clowns, to sculpture., to music, to street art around Whitehall and Trafalgar Square.

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