Scotland’s next Makar, or Poet Laureate, is to be Kathleen Jamie, the award-winning writer who began creating poetry as a philosophy undergraduate at Edinburgh University.
Plymouth’s gigantic bronze sculpture, Messenger, installed outside Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2019 inspiring a minor storm of criticism, is to be the subject of a Sky Arts documentary, voiced by Dawn French.
Chris Sonnex is the new artistic director and joint-CEO of Cardboard Citizens, the theatre company that works with homeless actors.
Mark Ball is to leave his post as creative director of the Manchester International Festival (MIF) to become artistic director of the Southbank Centre.
A joint community effort has provided Woolwich in South London with its own epic poem, broadcast to it is streets via a poetry trail and a big screen.
Fiona Allan has resigned as artistic director and chief executive of Birmingham Hippodrome after six years to take up a new role in her native Australia.
The government’s £750m insurance scheme for live events announced last week has been criticised for not meeting the needs of commercial theatres.
A large majority believe that life would be better with culture on our high streets, ahead of pubs, bars and restaurants.
Sir Nicholas Serota, chairman of Arts Council England, has called on the government to follow up on the Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF) with more money for future arts development and a commitment to cultural subsidy.
The government has announced a £750m insurance scheme for live events, something the industry has been calling for since the pandemic began.