Government pulls plug on 'Rattle Hall'

The government has withdrawn its support for the "world class" Centre for Music for which Sir Simon Rattle campaigned sand the Barbican Centre would have run on the site of the Museum of London.

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Duckie’s Amy is London’s first Night Czar

Amy Lamé, the writer, performer, campaigner, LBGT champion and co-founder of the performance collective Duckie, has been appointed London’s first “Night Czar” by mayor Sadiq Khan.

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South Bank chief steps down

Alan Bishop is to retire as chief executive at London's South Bank Centre next year, he has announced.

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Wylie takes over at National Theatre of Scotland

Jackie Wylie is the new artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland. One of the UK’s leading creative producers, Wylie was artistic director of The Arches in Glasgow between 2008 and 2015 before its sudden closure after losing its late night licence.

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Brexit – ‘keep movement free’ CIF demands

Britain should maintain freedom of movement for artists and arts organisations after leaving the European Union, says a report published today by the Creative Industries Federation (CIF). 

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Rice to quit Globe

Emma Rice is to step down as artistic director of The Globe having taken charge in April this year, after the board decided the controversial experiment has not worked.

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'Unappreciated' Walsall's New Art Gallery may close

The award-winning New Art Gallery, Walsall, opened in 2000 as a beacon in Tony Blair's "Golden Age" of culture at a cost of £21m with £15.75m in lottery money, mat be closed by local authority funding cuts.

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Brabbins is ENO’s new music director

Martyn Brabbins, music director of the Huddersfield Choral Society and a champion of British composers, has been appointed music director of English National Opera with immediate effect. 

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ACE’s £6.3m for arts-deprived areas

An extra £6.3m is to go to English communities starved of culture in the latest grants from the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places scheme.

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HLF £2m saves first assembly line

The world’s first assembly line – predating Henry Ford’s by 60 years – has been saved by a Heritage Lottery Grant of £1.9m.

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