‘Get your own house in order’ Tom Watson tells arts

Former Labour deputy leader and ex-shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has warned the arts that the sector needs internal reform as well as government commitment to ensure its future post-Covid.

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Northern Ireland gets extra £4m arts cash

Minister promises move on ‘creative future’

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Lottery is back

Arts Council England is bringing back the National Lottery Project Grants from later this month, with easier access than before.

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‘Put arts centres at heart of Covid recovery’

A network of 100 arts centres across the UK has put together proposals for local and regional arts centres to be at the heart of a culture revival after the Covid lockdown.

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Museums and galleries set to reopen - with caution

Following the further relaxing of lockdown restrictions from July 4, England’s museums and galleries are preparing to reopen with strict distancing rules, timed visits and in some cases booking only, with the National Gallery the first of the major institutions to welcome visitors again on July 8.

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Leading artists give to lockdown cancer auction

Forty-eight of the world’s leading artists, architects and designers have given works of art to be auctioned in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres.

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Perth set to make venues' staff redundant

Horsecross Arts, the charity that runs Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre for Perth and Kinross Council which have been closed since mid-March in the Covid lockdown, is preparing to make redundancies.

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Dowden publishes roadmap for theatres

But phased re-opening is missing dates and cash

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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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