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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Theatres Trust’s new director

Jon Morgan, currently director of the Federation of Scottish Theatre, is to be the next director of the Theatres Trust, the national advisory body for theatres that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. 

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ArtReach gets Euro refugee festival funding

The 2017 Journeys Festival International, devised to celebrate the idea of sanctuary by the cultural development ArtReach which was featured in AI 333, can go ahead thanks to European funding that has just been granted.

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