25m ‘spring’ sculpture for Brighton’s new culture centre

A 25-metre-high sculpture has been unveiled in Brighton’s new cultural centre.

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Plea for government help as Omicron cuts audiences by 27%

Audiences for live events have fallen by 27% since the Omicron Covid variant appeared according to the Music Venue Trust, with also showing gross income for venues down by 27%.

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Lindisfarne Gospels homecoming sparks NE celebrations

The 8th century Lindisfarne Gospels, the oldest surviving translation of the Gospels into English, are to be the centrepiece of a region-wide programme of events marking the manuscript’s return to the North East.

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£160k Museum of the Year race is on

Applications are open from January 5 for the Art Fund’s £160,000 2022 Museum of the Year Award.

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£15m campaign saves Brontë collection

A fundraising campaign by the Friends of National Libraries (FNL) has ensured that a unique collection of Brontë-related manuscripts and books will stay in public collections in the UK.

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Lucy Davies to leave Court for Young Vic

Lucy Davies, the Royal Court’s executive director, is to leave in the spring to take up the same role at the Young Vic.

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Coventry steps into immersive space

Coventry, the current UK City of Culture, is to host the UK’s first permanent immersive digital art gallery.

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Millions in grants to help communities celebrate Queen’s jubilee

A £3.5m Platinum Jubilee Fund to help communities mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign next year, it was announced today.

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Antony Sher dies

Sir Antony Sher, perhaps the finest actor of his generation, has died aged 72, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced today.

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Shebeen culture wins Turner Prize

Array Collective, the Belfast co-operative of 11 artists whose nominated work, The Druithaib’s Ball, is an installation centred on an illicit Irish drinking den described as “a place to gather outside the sectarian divides”, has won the 2021 Turner Prize.

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