‘Why aren’t tech bosses sponsoring us?’ asks V&A’s Hunt

Tristram Hunt, director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, has criticised tech giants for not supporting cash-strapped museums and galleries.

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Purcell Room reopens as contemporary hub

The Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room is to reopen on September 16 after an 18 month refurbishment.

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Women sculptors take limelight

The largest showing of the work of women sculptors – 50 of them - spanning 75 years including work by Barbara Hepworth, Helen Chadwick and Sarah Lucas, is to go on a national tour through the autumn and winter.

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Colette Bailey goes to WOW

Colette Bailey, artistic director and CEO of Metal Culture, is to be the new executive director of Women of the World (WOW), the charity set up by Jude Kelly in 2010 to set up festivals and events across the world.

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Blue plaque for Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark, at 30 the youngest director of the National Gallery and best known for his television series Civilisation, has had a commemorative blue plaque unveiled in his honour.

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Birmingham invited to join in biggest dance fest

For the first time in two years, Birmingham’s annual celebration of contemporary dance returns live in September, this time with an invitation to the public to take part in the city’s streets, squares and public spaces.

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First female soccer stars remembered – in dance

A historic moment for female footballers is being commemorated in the town of the game’s first great team - in dance.

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Rare Bailey 60s images to feature in Photo London

Rarely seen images by the chronicler of 60s fashion and the fashionable, David Baley, are to be part of Photo London, the annual photographic festival.

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Record 20 bids to be City of Culture

Twenty places in the UK, a record number, have applied to be the next City of Culture in 2025, succeeding Coventry.

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Call the Midwife producer to chair Charleston

The Oscar-nominated film and TV producer Dame Pippa Harris is to be the next chair of Charleston, the Sussex home of the painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant which will be for ever associated with the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists.

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