Derry’s 'Sunlit Absence' in virtual theatre

1972 was Derry-Londonderry’s worst year of The Troubles, and the city’s Playhouse is using the year’s story to herald the theatre's new virtual future.

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Anti-racist rallying cry by new Tara Arts head

Tara Arts, the country’s first BAME theatre company, has announced Abdul Shayek as its new artistic director and joint-CEO who has pledged himself and the company to renewed combating of racism and racial inequality in the light of the Black Lives Matter campaign.

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Balshaw joins Mendoza arts crisis panel

Tate director Maria Balshaw (pictured here by Bloomberg) has been named today as a member of the expert panel exploring the impact of the Covid pandemic on the arts and their response.

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Atomic bombings to be marked – in Piccadilly

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago this week are to be marked by a digital work of public art.

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Bugsy Malone’s Alan Parker dies

Alan Parker, the film director, writer and producer who brought such classics as Bugsy Malone, Mississippi Burning and Angela’s Ashes to the screen, died today aged 76.

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ATG to lay off 1,200

Ambassador Theatre Group, the UK’s largest theatre operator, is to lay of 1,200 casual staff.

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THE END reaches the Fourth Plinth

A new public sculpture, THE END by Heather Philipson, was today unveiled on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth in central London.

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1,200 National Trust staff face job loss

The National Trust today told staff their jobs may have to go as part of a £100m savings package.

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Slavery beneficiary’s statue stays

The statue of a 17th century trading magnate whose fortune partly came from forced labour and the trading of slaves is to remain.

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£500m for film production, and how the £1.57bn arts recovery fund will be shared out

The government has launched a £500m scheme for save TV and film production, effectively becoming the industry's insurer.

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