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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...
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The Young Vic Theatre has announced the appointment of NADIA FALL as its new Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive, effective from...
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English National Opera (ENO) has appointed JENNY MOLLICA as Chief Executive of ENO and the London Coliseum. She will take up the role with...
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JACK BAZALGETTE has been appointed Artistic Director of Cheltenham Music Festival for the 2025 season onwards. Bazalgette is is a conductor...

Latest Features

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    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. 

  • Images of school pupils with a lousie bourgeois sculpture

    The challenges facing London’s cultural sector are legion, but they cannot be addressed in isolation. Southbank Centre's Artistic Director Mark Ball says we need to create an interconnected national ecology.
     

  • While a great deal of effort has been focused, rightly, on the mental health and wellbeing of performing artists, Claire Cordeaux of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), says we should not neglect physical health.

  • A woman in a dressing gown standing on a table by a river bed

    Tees Valley Combined Authority has launched a radical new programme for artists which could provide a groundbreaking model for other authorities, writes Charlie Kemp

  • Let's Create image

    Representatives from across the cultural sector have written an open letter to Dame Mary Archer, who is due to chair the government's Public Body Review of Arts Council England.

  • Image of people dressed in white, hands aloft, with white confetti/petals falling

    Long-term Heart of Glass collaborator Chrissie Tiller reflects on working with the Merseyside-based NPO and how, by building deeper relationships with communities, the arts can create fairer futures.

Readers' Comments

Good news. Stonewall have been providing inaccurate information in their training and information packs - focusing in the law as they would...
Just to be clear, my previous reply of “hear hear, well said” was to Frankafka for her “very revealing” comment! 100% agree with that.
Posted by Writersblock on A cultural revolution in the arts
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...
Posted by Jan Macvarish on A cultural revolution in the arts
The puerile tone of this comment just about sums up what we are dealing with here. Bitter entitled misogynous narcissistic men who have no...
Posted by Jane Harris on A cultural revolution in the arts
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.
Hear, hear - well said.
Posted by Writersblock on A cultural revolution in the arts
Most of the censorship and self-censorship happens well behind the scenes and well before performances, events, exhibitions are ever staged...
Posted by Jan Macvarish on A cultural revolution in the arts
well it depends on what your 'cause' and work is. You are making your life's work putting tans people under threat of...
Posted by nowordsfindswords on A cultural revolution in the arts
Apart from the overall principle that one would imagine and hope that artists would decry what is effectively censorship of any artist, it...
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