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Sir John Soane’s Museum has announced that LETIZIA TREVES and ZOÉ WHITLEY will join its Board of Trustees in July following the departure...
Labour MP and Shadow Arts Minister BARBARA KEELEY has announced she will stand down at the forthcoming General Election. Keeley has been an...
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MATTHEW WARCHUS will step down as Artistic Director of The Old Vic theatre in September 2026 after 11 years leading the organisation....
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Shakespeare North Playhouse’s first Chief Executive, MELANIE LEWIS, is to leave the organisation at the end of June. Lewis, who has been...

Latest Features

  • Lego bricks

    We've come a long way from the difficulties of recent years, and some key metrics are starting to show a positive trend. But we’re not out of the woods yet, writes David Reece

  • Open access smart capture glasses

    The National’s Head of Access David Bellwood explains how the theatre prioritises accessibility, working with manufacturers and deploying the latest technology to ensure the best possible experience for theatregoers with hearing loss.

  • Three masked women at a drinks party

    Continuing our series looking at the role of philanthropy in the arts, Tessitura’s Kate Watson and Rebecca Herberson explore whether a US model of philanthropy might provide a viable alternative funding stream in these straitened times.

  • Three people at trustee matching event

    With increasing demands on the boards of arts organisations—by both funders and the Charity Commission—Helen Keall of Pavilion Dance South West shares her innovative approach to recruiting trustees with the right expertise.

  • Rhiannon Faith is a choreographer who has achieved the rare accolade of being nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. Here she reflects on her journey from a working-class family to leader of an NPO.

  • Image outside Buckingham Palace

    With a Royal garden party for the creative industries coming hot on the heels of cultural leaders’ participation in a trade mission to Saudi Arabia, Steven Hadley reflects on why the sector is happy to give legitimacy to imperialism and oppression. 

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I know a writer who had a book deal cancelled and an actor who keeps losing work because they hold there are 2 sexes and women are...
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Great article. This is exactly what is happening in the arts. The usual suspects no doubt will be along shortly to whine ‘transphobia’ but...
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Just to be clear, my previous reply of “hear hear, well said” was to Frankafka for her “very revealing” comment! 100% agree with that.
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Rosie Kay and Denise Fahmy should be not just saluted but emulated for standing up for freedom of expression in the arts. They have really...
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The puerile tone of this comment just about sums up what we are dealing with here. Bitter entitled misogynous narcissistic men who have no...
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The arts and by that I mean comedy writers, comedians, actresses, actors, musicians, dancers, radio DJ's etc should be leading the way...
Posted by Just a Note on A cultural revolution in the arts
Thank you, Rosie, for this thoughtful piece and the excellent work you and Denise are doing. There are so many who support you.

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