From issue 347 Feature
All cultural organisations are concerned with making their work more accessible. A new report by Maria Varvarigou on sensory and inclusive theatre for disabled children and young people provides a model for doing just that.
As class remains a key barrier to equal opportunities in the cultural sector, Kenn Taylor examines how organisations can improve their socio-economic diversity.
Following one of Europe’s biggest celebrations of Black music, Kira Thurman considers the continent’s history of supporting Black musicians.
Is Great Yarmouth’s City of Culture 2025 bid key to the seaside town’s revival? David Styles has been finding out.
Hard of hearing artist Alison O’Daniel’s new installation in a former German monastery leaves all visitors hard of hearing too, writes Emily Watlington.
Research into the future of the creative economy should put artists at the forefront of its thinking, says Sunil Iyengar.
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National Theatre has announced a new partnership to explore "the benefits of collaboration and creativity in working life". The organisation will run a year-long programme of free...
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Nearly 29,000 people have signed a petition in support of Roy "Chubby" Brown after a performance in Sheffield was cancelled. Sheffield City Trust, which runs Sheffield Town Hall, says...
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Funded arts organisations demonstrate “flourishing” sustainable practices and falling emissions, despite a drop in reporting.
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Sheffield receives less arts funding than Manchester despite having a larger population. Analysis by The Star found that Manchester and Leeds get four times as much from Arts Council...
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Patients diagnosed with Covid-related stress in Brussels are being prescribed free visits to museums and galleries. Doctors at Brugmman Hospital are offering visits to five publicly owned sites...
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An open letter to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) board says it "stands in solidarity" with its ex-Director Sarah Frankcom following her resignation in August. More...
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Crewe Lyceum has reopened as it celebrates its 110th birthday. It enjoyed a busy reopening last weekend, welcoming visitors for the first time in 17 months: "It reflects just how much the...
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Visual artists' rights manager DACS is celebrating a milestone: £100m distributed to artists. Since resale rights were passed into law, the organisation has paid these royalties to 5,624...
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Music industry workers are putting their health and safety at risk over fear of negative reactions and damaging their career prospects.
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A decline in group bookings - mostly from schools - is driving a loss in income that is expected to hit smaller producers hardest.
Arts People
Arts Council England has announced two new appointments to its South West Area Council: STEPHEN LIGHTBOWN and NATALIE ADAMS. Lightbown is a Bristol-based poet who has spoken at festivals...
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London based arts and education charity Culture& has announced ANGELA BILLINGS as its new Strategic Development Manager. Billings has spent over a decade working in the charity sector,...
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PATRICK DILLON has been named Interim Chair of the Theatres Trust.  Noted as a theatre architect, author and broadcaster, Dillon has published nine books, including one on the...
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More concrete plans to require certification at large events come as research indicates the policy could put people off getting vaccinated.
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The first iteration of the British Council's newest cultural exchange programme has begun. A UK-Australia season featuring theatre, film, visual arts, dance, music, literature,...
Arts People
The UK Dance Network has chosen FEARGHUS Ó CONCHÚIR as its new Independent Chair. He succeeds GREGORY NASH, who completes his term today (3 September). A choreographer and dance...
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Scotland's Capital Theatres has three new faces. CHARLOTTE DI CORPO joins Capital Theatres as Director of Development. She has more than 20 years' of fundraising experience in the...
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The Afhganistan National Institue of Music is believed to have closed. Established in 2010, the school is home to Zohra, the country's sole female orchestra. It performed at the British Museum...
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Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation says it will remove a statue of the London hospital's founder, Thomas Guy, to "a less prominent area" over his links to slavery....

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