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HANNAH ESSEX and CLAIRE WALKER are the new joint Chief Executives of the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre. They replace JULIAN BIRD, who left the organisations in May, and will...
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JANE SPIERS will become Chair of the National Theatre of Scotland in September, replacing SEONA REID, who is standing down after nine years. Spiers’ career spans 40 years of...
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NIAMH BYRNE, STEPHEN TAVERNER and CLARE WRIGHT have become Music Mangers Forum (MMF) board members. They replace MERCK MERCURIADIS, REBEKAH TAYLOR and LISA BUDDIE who are stepping down after...
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The Glasgow School of Art has appointed ANN PRIEST as its new Chair of the Board of Governors following an extensive search process and election by staff and students. Priest has over 30 years...
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JANE ASHER has been announced as a patron of Frinton Summer Theatre. A theatre, TV and film actor as well as author and entrepreneur, Asher takes over the patronage from renowned stage and...
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The government has spent £1.5m on art for official buildings since the start of the pandemic, according to an investigation by the Big Issue. Figures released by DCMS show that between April...
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Rebranding isn't just refreshing visual identity, it’s part of a strategic jigsaw in articulating your purpose. Rambert has been looking at ways to resonate beyond its immediate audience, as Jo Taylor explains.
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Last week theatres across the country were forced to cancel or postpone shows amid rising Covid infections. The Viaduct in Halifax cancelled performances of As You Like It, with ticket buyers...
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The first Edinburgh Deaf Festival will take place from 12 -19 August. Organised by Deaf Action, with the support of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the festival is the first of its kind to...
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Britain’s five major broadcasters have offered support for the next stage of development for an Independent Standards Authority (ISA) to help tackle bullying and harassment within the creative...
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UNESCO has reported that 143 culturally significant buildings have been damaged in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began in February.  The total includes 65 religious sites, 12 museums...
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Music Declares Emergency, in partnership with Festival Republic, will create a roadmap for live outdoor events to connect to mains energy, reducing carbon emissions.
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The BFI Short Form Animation Fund is investing £1.1 million in 15 new “bold and ambitious” animation projects in its second round of funding. Ten of the selected projects...
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TikTok and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society have announced that the entertainment platform will become the festival’s first official Virtual Stage Partner this summer. The performing...
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Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre is closing at the end of the month as part of a £17.5m restoration project. The plans will see work completed on the Stephenson Memorial Hall, home...
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Arts and culture organisations report more competition for private sector funding, and requirement to show the work they do has a positive effect.
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NADINE DORRIES has approved six new appointments to Arts Council England's (ACE) National Council, each serving three-year terms from 15 May 2022. They include double MOBO Award-winning artist...
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MAX MAY, Director and CEO of North Yorkshire arts charity Rural Arts, has announced he is stepping down in August. May started his career with the organisation as an intern and returned five years...
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Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, has appointed WENDY ELLIOTT as Chief Executive Office. Elliott joined the charity in 2018, initially as Operations Director and has...
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Contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage has appointed a director of projects and three new board members as it celebrates its 10th anniversary year. MARIE-ANNE McQUAY joins as Director of...
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DERMONT DALY and MARK HOLLANDER have been appointed as Freedom Studios' Interim Directors. They replace co-Artistic Directors ALEX CHISHOLM and AISHA KHAN, who are stepping down this summer...
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The BFI has announced CLARE BAINES as its first Disability Equality Lead, a newly created role designed to promote disability equality both internally and within the screen industries. Baines...
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The gender pay gap has increased at three major music labels, according to data from Music Week. Based on data from April 2021, Universal Music UK has a median gender pay gap of 27.3% (25.3% in...
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A paper outlining a vision for the future of music libraries has been published by an alliance of music organisations. The Music Libraries Trust, Making Music and the UK and Ireland branch of the...
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Arts Council England chief pledges to make strong case to government when organisation is reviewed next year.

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