Shock closure of Drum arts centre

 

Birmingham’s black and Asian arts centre in financial trouble, The Drum, is to close after more than 20 years.

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Dame Judi’s record Olivier win

Judi Dench won a record eighth Olivier Award tonight as best supporting actress for her portrayal of Paulina in the Kenneth Branagh production of The Winter’s Tale, more than any other performer.

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Musician sues Covent Garden over deafness

A viola player is suing the Royal Opera House claiming it to be responsible for his loss of hearing.

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Zaha Hadid dies

Dame Zaha Hadid, the visionary and most successful woman architect ever, has died of a heart attack aged 65.

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Hull to get naked

The artist Spencer Tunick is calling on hundreds of residents of Hull to strip off for his next crowd installation.

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Welsh museums hit by Easter strikes

 

Welsh museums were hit by more strike action over the Easter weekend. 

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ENO loses music director

Mark Wigglesworth, English National Opera’s music director, has resigned telling staff that the company “was evolving into something I do not recognise”, and he will leave the troubled company at the end of this season.

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White Paper: ‘Culture is everyone’s right’

Access opportunities to the arts for all, with poorer children benefitting from a new scheme and culture at the heart of a local decision-making, are the key features of the government’s first strategy for arts and culture, as outlined in the White Paper published today by culture minister Ed Vaizey.

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London showcase for regional theatre

Plays and performances from theatre companies around the country are to be given a London showcase with A Nation’s Theatre Festival through April and May.

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Venues under threat in Bristol

Report says developments could close city centre clubs

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