Rocca to be LPO’s artistic director

Cristina Rocca is to be the artistic director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the new management set up at the ensemble.

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Theatre stars ‘heartbroken’ over threat to Plymouth theatre

Actors James Corden and Sue Perkins and the playwright James Graham have spoken of their alarm at news the Theatre Royal Plymouth may not be able to reopen after the Covid-19 shutdown.

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Ironbridge first museum to reopen

The open air Ironbridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire is the first museum to announce its partial reopening following the relaxation of lockdown rules announced by Boris Johnson earlier today.

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Johnson confirms, museums can reopen from July 4

The Prime Minister’s confirmation today of a new relaxation of the lockdown allowing museums, galleries and cinemas it reopen from July 4 has been welcomed by national museums directors, but with caution and a warning from the union Prospect.

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Black opera stars join campaign with ‘Make Them Hear You’ anthem

Twenty-six black opera singers from around the world have been brought together digitally from around the world to create an anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Hackney commissions Windrush sculptures

Two permanent sculptures, one of them nine feet tall, are to stand outside Hackney Town Hall to honour the Windrush generation, it was announced today, officially National Windrush Day.

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‘Shed’ auction raises £18k for Florence Nightingale Museum

TV auctioneer Charles Hanson’s online auction from his garden shed on Friday raised more than £18,000 towards the survival fund of the Florence Nightingale Museum.

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Glyndebourne reopens – with garden festival

The Glyndebourne opera festival is to open on July 1 – as an open air event of £10 tickets in a “newly imagined” summer season.

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Amazon boss to head Natural History Museum

Doug Gurr, the head of Amazon in the UK, is to be the next director of the Natural History Museum, taking over later this year from Sir Michael Dixon who has been director since 2005.

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Googling into the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy, currently closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is opening as it never has before.

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