Ukrainian artist wins Royal Society portrait award

Ukrainian-born painter Tania Rivilis has won the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual award.

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Historic £6m endows musicals professor

A £6m donation from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation will fund a new professorship for the Royal Academy of Music.

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Swallow to leave Courtauld

Deborah Swallow, who spearheaded the biggest development in the Courtauld Institute’s history, is to retire as its director after 18 years in the post.

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Davidson-Houston to be Glyndebourne’s new MD

Richard Davidson-Houston, Glyndebourne’s director of audience development, is to be the opera house’s new managing director.

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Doran steps down at RSC

Gregory Doran has stood down as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company with immediate effect after 35 years with the company and ten years at its head.

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Actors’ Benevolent Fund under investigation

The Actors’ Benevolent Fund is under investigation by the Charity Commission over concerns about its governance.

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British Museum urged to halt new BP deal

The British Museum has been urged by a panel of scientists and climate experts to abandon plans for a renewed sponsorship deal with BP.

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Rachel Thomas to be Hayward’s chief curator

Rachel Thomas, head of exhibitions at Irish Museum of Modern Art for 20 years, is to be the chief curator at the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre.

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Phillipson, Pollard, Ryan and Sin Wai Kin up for Liverpool’s Turner Prize

Four artists have been selected for the Turner Prize shortlist this year: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin.

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Covid bringing new audiences to music

A report for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra shows that Covid lockdowns, while starving orchestras and musicians of much needed income, have driven new audiences to classical music.

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