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Directors STEVE HEAP and LIOUX HEAP are to retire after the 2019 Towersey festival. Steve Heap first attended Towersey in 1966 as a performer, before taking on roles including Steward’s...
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LOSAL CHIODAK is the new Genesis Young Curator for Create London, a role supported by the Genesis Foundation. During the year-long position he will spend three days a week working with Create and for...
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Cornwall based theatre company, WildWorks, has announced EMMA HOGG as the company’s Executive Director. The former Programme Producer for Eden Project joined WildWorks in 2014.
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Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor and Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, WAYNE MCGREGOR, has been appointed as the new Vice President of Elmhurst Ballet School. The...
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The new music endowment fund for Wales, Anthem, has announced seven new members. BEATE DEGAN, DAN O’GORMAN, ERIC MARTIN, MARK HILL, MICHAEL PUGH, SUE GRIFFIN, and TOKS DADA have joined the...
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Five members have been appointed to the board of trustees at Colston Hall: PAT CONNOR, Director of BBC South West and the BBC’s Head of Development & Events; TONY CHERRY, partner at DAC...
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The British Arts Festivals Association has appointed SONIA STEVENSON, Director and Founder of St Andrews Voices Festival, as its youngest ever Chair. FIONA GOH, freelance arts consultant, producer,...
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The case, expected to be the first of many such legal challenges to public sector bodies, has been described as a ‘wake-up call’.
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The head teacher of a primary school in Basildon, Essex, which has been playing classical music in the school dining room, has dismissed press reports of parents’ objecting to the move, saying...
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The families of the three artists have warned of the “dangerous risks this art form brings” and urged others to “keep your creativity alive — but don’t risk your lives...
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A survey commissioned by Slough Borough Council and Arts Council England will gather residents’ views about the future of culture and the arts in the town. It will feed into a new cultural...
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The name of the £50,000 prize, which for 18 years has been called the Man Booker Prize after its major sponsor, the Man Group, will not refer to the new sponsor, billionaire Sir Michael Moritz.
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Attempts to find out more about the government contract to write a new model music curriculum have been blocked by the Department for Education. Critics of the decision to award it to the ABRSM claim...
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Voluntary redundancies, early retirement schemes and higher prices for arts and leisure activities are among the measures being considered by Leisure and Culture Dundee after its primary funder, the...
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Arts Council England warns that without extra funding, rising teacher pension costs could eat up to 10% of a hub’s budget in 2019/20.
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A DCMS inquiry will assess whether arts and education initiatives were more successful than traditional approaches in connecting with a younger generation.
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An evaluation of a three-year scheme finds writing programmes should prioritise writing for pleasure, rather than trying to improve technical accuracy.
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A new three-year Memorandum of Understanding pledges to promote inclusive growth and defend Cornish cultural distinctiveness.
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Creative Access, set up in 2012, has placed hundreds of candidates from under-represented backgrounds with organisations including the National Theatre, Tate and Leeds Playhouse.
What does it mean to be an ‘emerging artist’ – particularly if you’ve lived with social phobia that has at times left you terrified of ‘emerging’ from your own house? Spoken word poet Susie McComb offers her thoughts and reflections.
For generations people have been concerned about Edinburgh Festival Fringe getting too big. But with questions about financial sustainability louder and more urgent than ever, Phil Miller asks whether it’s finally time for change. 
Creative people may have to change the way they work after a new study found that listening to music – either with or without lyrics – may inhibit the imagination, writes Tom Jacobs.
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Opening up decision-making about what art gets made and by whom doesn't lead to people 'playing it safe', but to programmes that engage more people, more deeply. Tamsin Curror examines the evidence.
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Don't make the mistake of thinking homogenous jargon will push a funder's buttons, says Phoebe Walker.
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The idea of managing intellectual property fills many people with not just uncertainty but dread - which is why the Boosting Resilience programme recently explored a three-stage approach to make it less daunting.

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