What's up in... Cardiff

AI looks at what's coming up around the country – this week, the arts in Cardiff

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Rylance quits RSC over BP sponsorship

Oscar winner Sir Mark Rylance has resigned as an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company over the company’s BP sponsorship.

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National Gallery chair stands down

The National Gallery’s first woman chair of trustees, Hannah Rothschild, is to stand down after five years.

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Serpentine chief quits over spyware row

Yana Peel, CEO of the Serpentine Galleries since 2016, has resigned because of “misguided personal attacks on me and my family”.

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Arts philanthropy up – but…

…private giving is flagging and uneven, according to the latest ACE report.

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Charity’s awards to help restore music’s social reach

An Italian Anglofile philanthopist who believes charities have to step in to prevent a catastrophic loss of access to culture for the socially disadvantaged has launched a new award scheme to help fill the gap caused by funding cuts by governments around the world.

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£250k to lend national treasures

The loan programme that helps museums around the country borrow objects and works of art from national collections is open for bids for next year.

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BP protestors bar NPG awards guests

Protestors against the BP sponsorship of the National Portrait Gallery’s annual portrait award prevented guests from entering the main entrance at the gallery last night, forcing them to clamber over a railing to get in.

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‘Sack BP’ portrait judge Hume tells NPG

On the eve of its annual BP Portrait Awards, the National Portrait Gallery has been told to cut connections with the oil company by one of this year’s judges, the artist Gary Hume.

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Congratulations…

…to arts and heritage names in the Birthday Honours List

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