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The need for an essential electrical upgrade has put an end to plans to reopen Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to the public after the latest Covid lockdown. The Museum now aims to reopen in...
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A new immersive audio-digital theatre experience is being launched to give audience members the chance to experience audio plays in a ‘virtual theatre’. The new venture, Sound Stage, aims...
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All historic statues, plaques and other monuments now require full planning permission and public consultation to remove. The new legal safeguards introduced by Culture Secretary Oliver...
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Arts professionals and performers are no longer exempt from quarantining if they travel abroad for work. As of Monday, all international travel corridors were suspended and arrivals into England...
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DCMS Minister Caroline Dinenage says the EU did not offer work permits and the Government is focussed on navigating the new landscape rather than negotiating.
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A Supreme Court decision has opened the door for thousands of arts and entertainment companies to claim business interruption insurance over Covid-19.
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The music industry is up in arms over the licensing body’s plan to impose tariffs of up to 17% on live streaming ticketed performances.
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Sir SIMON RATTLE is leaving his post as London Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director to join Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich as its new Chief Conductor. He will succeed MARISS JANSONS...
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Dance Base Scotland has announced ROBERT DAWSON SCOTT as its new Chair of the board. He has extensive experience serving at board level and in the arts sector he is a Council Member for the Scottish...
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YAW OWUSU will oversee and lead PRS Foundation’s new initiative that aims to power up Black music creators and industry executives, due to be announced later this month. The position will form...
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AMANDA HUXTABLE is leaving Eclipse Theatre to pursue other interests, after just over a year in the Artistic Director post. Having succeeded founder and Artistic Director DAWN WALTON, who stepped...
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Global Director of Digital Content at BBC Studios ROSIE ALLIMONOS has been appointed Chair of the Board at Boundless Theatre, succeeding outgoing Chair CHARLES GLANVILLE. Prior to her role at the BBC...
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Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) has announced MOIRA JEFFREY as its new Director. Originally joining in 2017 as Advocacy and Development Lead, she played a key role in developing SCAN’s...
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Drama schools are being urged to axe "absurd" fees for virtual and self-taped auditions to protect diversity in the theatre industry.
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An art exhibition which created a fake history of a disabled terror group has been reinstated by Facebook. Reasonable Accommodation by Justin Edgar sparked controversy and was removed from the...
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G Live in Guildford has become the latest arts and entertainment venue to be temporarily repurposed as a vaccination centre. The site became a GP-led service on Tuesday. It is hoped 8,500...
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New Lottery funding for Northern Irish arts programme will help "challenge perceptions of what it means to be an older person". The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced £...
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Parliament will debate whether visa-free work permits should be renegotiated as the Government blames Brussels for rejecting its "ambitious" proposals.
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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has doubled down on blaming the EU for new permit requirements for travelling musicians, saying the Government "fought to get a good deal for British music...
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Women are being excluded from the Cultural Recovery Taskforce, a new report highlights. No women hold leadership positions on the advisory group charged with guiding the sector's recovery...
Americans for the Arts has been advising Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on the best way to forge a new partnership between the arts and government in the US. Benjamin Wolff considers the prospects for the arts under the new administration.
Classical music’s elite history and rituals are still very much with us, says Robert Jackson Wood. Class-related hurdles - material, psychological, and associative - all deter families of limited means from pursuing, or even wanting to pursue, this music.
The brutal murder of George Floyd has sparked both independent graffiti and commissioned public art giving voice to black protest and resistance. Arwa Haider celebrates the spirit of solidarity it represents.
In Germany, Sir Simon Rattle is treated like a demigod. In London he has to woo tycoons and oligarchs to fund his ambitions and his orchestra, says Daniel Johnson. It's hardly surprising he's leaving.
Cuban artists have challenged their Government to refrain from harassing independent artists and a battle for freedom of expression has begun. Change is on the horizon, says Coco Fusco.

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