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Co-Opera, a British opera and training company, is ending after 10 years in operation "due to one thing or another", founder Paul Need has announced. The company was established to fill a...
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Two organisers of Vestiville are being detained in a jail in Lommel, Belgium on suspicion of fraud after the event's last minute cancellation. Lommel Mayor Bob Nijs refused to let the the...
Place-based schemes being piloted around the UK offer a way to invest in communities and artists. Lyn Gardner considers the "untapped potential" in building from the ground up.
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Shakespeare North Playhouse, which is now under construction, is already attracting new businesses and development to Prescot, Knowsley Council Leader Graham Morgan said. A new £4m...
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The company has agreed to pay C$4m (£2.4m) after an investigation by the Canadian Competition Bureau found its advertised prices were being inflated with mandatory fees. The 'drip pricing...
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The 2019/20 season of the London classical concert series Borough New Music has been cancelled. Trustees said the current model needed to be rethought to make the programme sustainable, but since the...
Arts People
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced LENA ZELISZEWSKA and EMILY DAVIS as joint Associate Leaders. Zeliszewska moves from her role as RSNO’s Associate Principal Violin, which she...
Arts People
Chief Executive Officer of Henley Festival CHARLOTTE GEEVES is joining Bristol Old Vic as its new Executive Director in September. She takes over from EMMA STENNING, who left to become Executive...
Arts People
EMMA POWER, current Head of Strategic Marketing at the National Theatre, is joining Farnham Maltings as its new Deputy Director (Management). Working alongside Director GAVIN STRIDE and Deputy...
A love of literature does little for the bank balance. But for those who choose creative careers, judging merit on money alone misses the point, writes Madeline Grant.
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Paul Whittaker will become the first person to sign Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in concert at London's Royal Festival Hall on Friday. The Halifax man said the performance is challenging but...
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The planned 20,000-seat entertainment venue would have a "devastating impact" on local business and could place 2,200 jobs at risk, an independent report has concluded. Manchester City...
There will always be a "random and arbitrary element" to succeeding in the arts, writes Kenn Taylor. With opportunities for access under threat, what can the sector do to cultivate talent?
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State theatre companies in Germany are reluctantly fulfilling a request from the right wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to disclose the nationalities of their artists. The party's...
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Damian Hinds has said that "the creative arts are happening at a large scale in our schools" in response to Labour MP Thelma Walker's claim that a "culture of targets and testing...
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Artistic excellence and effective governance are key to the success of major public cultural programmes, writes Nigel Hinds.
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Are we serious enough about how we’re feeling and coping at work – from our life–work balance to our ability to maximise our creativity? Carol Jones addresses some common issues.
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An analysis of motivations helped a contemporary music ensemble upend received wisdom about its audiences. Celia Duffy and Charlotte Gilmore explain how.
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The V&A Director is unconvinced by arguments for a dedicated prayer room in V&A East.
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The LightNight festival initially aimed to showcase Liverpool's artists to outsiders - but it is now more concerned with galvanising the local cultural scene, writes Laura Marie Brown.
Arts People
A nature writer, a conservation group and the Sámi people of Northern Finland have all been among the key influences on the work of Victoria Pratt, Creative Director of the interactive art studio Invisible Flock.
Classical music performers and listeners are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with how streaming platforms deal with the genre – but hope is arriving in the form of new specialist services, writes Patrick Sawer.
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More than 400,000 people in China watched an online tour of the Ruddington Village Museum in Nottinghamshire, streamed by a student at Nottingham University. The museum, which has received 75,000...
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The Royal Opera House and English National Opera are among 60 organisations including venues, orchestras, concert halls and labels who have signed up to the Keychange pledge to achieve gender parity...
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Madani Younis said "institutions that have historically not given a shit are saying 'we’re going to start caring'", but called for a faster pace of change.

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