Crowdfunding helps find first Lindisfarne monastery

A Durham University team of archaeologists financed by a crowdfunding scheme believes it has found the earliest monastery on the Northumbrian island of Lindisfarne, dating to the 8th century AD.

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Petition triggers EBacc arts debate

A petition aimed at including the expressive arts in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) that attracted 102,499 triggered today’s House of Commons debate, and support from the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Creative jobs up 20%

Jobs in the creative industries have outstripped other sectors by three times, according to figures published by the Department for Culture and Media and Sport today.

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Nicola Thorold dies at 51

Nicola Thorold, the Roundhouse's executive producer since 2012, has died of cancer aged 51, three weeks after she was awarded an OBE for services to the arts in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Simons appointed London’s culture supremo

Justine Simons, 45, head of culture for London for 14 years under three mayors, has been appointed deputy mayor for culture and the creative industries by Sadiq Khan.

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Dimbleby’s Somme sculpture unveiled

Today, on the centenary of the first day of the first Battle of the Somme, the most devastating battle in history, a sculpture by Nicholas Dimbleby is to be unveiled commemorating the 374 former pupils of Cranleigh School in Surrey who fell in battle during their school’s 150 years.

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Funding blow to Belfast arts festival

Ulster Bank pulls out of sponsorship deal

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New directors for Leach Pottery and ACE

 

Libby Buckley is the new director of the Leach Pottery in St Ives.

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National Trust for Scotland faces staff cuts

The National Trust for Scotland is set to cut more than a quarter of its staff as the result of a financial crisis.

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Dismay in arts at Brexit vote

Leading figures in the arts were today assessing the repercussions to last night’s Referendum result, voting to leave the EU.

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