CIF and Creative England merge

Creative Industries Federation (CIF) CEO Alan Bishop is to stand down as the CIF unites with Creative England.

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Josh McNorton to head Wembley Arts ready for Brent 2020

Wembley Park Arts, at the heart of Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture for 2020, is to be headed by Rich Mix’s Josh McNorton.

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Dancers bring royal Leonardos to life

Performances by dancers and actors are to bring Windsor Castle’s matchless collection of Leonardo drawings to life.

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Sherborne local charity funds £6m art gallery

The Dorset town of Sherborne is to get its own international contemporary art gallery in 2022, thanks to the local Cannon Foundation.

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Staff take over oldest commercial gallery

Scotland’s oldest commercial art gallery, the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, has been acquired by its own staff through an employee ownership trust.

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800-year-old copper Christ returns to York

A 13c figure of Christ has been returned to its York home, almost 200 years after it disappeared, having survived Henry VIII’s Reformation.

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Introducing - Chatham’s Napoleonic defences

Chatham and its military past have been connected by a £2.2m amphitheatre.

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Deuchar steps down at Art Fund

Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund since 2010, is to stand down next March.

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£95m boost for historic high streets

The government is committing £95m into reviving historic high streets in the biggest single cash injection in our built heritage, culture secretary Nicky Morgan announced today.

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Bristol’s Arnolfini reborn

Bristol’s Arnolfini Gallery, forced to wind down its activities after losing its Arts Council England national portfolio status in July 2017, has relaunched with a new exhibitions programme, new ACE funding and a partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

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