Euro touring deal for UK musicians

British musicians are to be able to go on short-term tours to 19 European states visa-free, following separate deals made by the government.

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EdFest is back!

The Edinburgh festivals are back, with the Edinburgh Art Festival already open, the Fringe opening tomorrow (August 6) followed by the Edinburgh International Festival on Saturday (August 7).

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Platinum choice

The competition to find an emblem for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year has been won by a 19-year-iold graphic design student at Leeds University.

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Art Fund: 66m museum visits planned - but to big names, not little gems

Art Fund has launched a new booking hub to encourage the public to visit smaller museums and galleries this summer, in the face of research showing that visitors prefer the big name institutions.

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Sculptor Phillip King dies at 87

One of the great contemporary sculpture innovators, Phillip King, has died aged 87.

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Hamlyn’s £1m for artists and composers

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is sharing £1m between 40 visual artists and composers in its latest Awards for Artists list.

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London commits another £3m to cultural enterprise zones

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is to invest a further £3m in cultural enterprise zones (CEZs), launched in 2018.

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Little Amal steps out on her 6,000 mile journey for refugees

Little Amal, the 10-foot tall puppet portrayal of a nine-year-old Syrian refugee girl, last night began her 6,000 mile journey from Gazuantep on the Syria-Turkey border to the UK, arriving in Coventry as part of the City of Culture celebrations and ending it in Manchester on November 3.

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‘Wave of Art’ to connect communities along England’s waterways

The Canal & River Trust has joined forces with Arts Council England to install art connecting communities along some of England’s waterways.

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Sculpture plan for historic Hampshire

Eastleigh, the Hampshire town set in the picturesque Hamble Valley, is calling for artists’ bids to be part of a major public art project.

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