Reggae, which was recently added to UNESCO’s cultural heritage list, is not just about the music, says Christopher Partridge. It’s just as influential as a social and political force.
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A survey by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) finds that 130 public libraries have closed in the last year, continuing a trend that has been ongoing since 2010. Cipfa...
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Contractors have discovered a range of issues with the building, including rotted timber and damaged drains. The council, which has already dedicated £13.5m to the project, described the...
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Arts Council England has guaranteed funding at the same level for the venue, which says the financial strain of maintaining a rep company took the organisation “towards a tipping point from which we now need to step back”.
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Further investment from Creative Scotland and BBC Arts into the Edinburgh venue will support an expansion of its artist development programme, allowing it to double the number of artist labs.
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After 17 years as Executive Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, STUART ROGERS has announced he will leave the organisation in 2019. This follows news that Artistic Director Roxana Silbert will...
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The current Associate Director of the Curve in Leicester, SUBA DAS, been appointed Artistic Director of HighTide. He will work alongside STEVEN ATKINSON, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the...
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Following roles at companies including Fuel, Talawa, National Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Paines Plough – as Producer and Project Manager, Theatre Administrator and Assistant to the...
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Following the departure of Kevin Shaw, Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s Associate Director, CHRIS LAWSON, has stepped up to become Acting Artistic Director.
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ARNOUT VAN DER VEER, independent consultant and CEO of the Henri Moerel foundation, is to be the first Chair of Wales’ music endowment fund, Anthem, which will begin distributing funds in 2021.
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NIAMH O’FLAHERTY, currently Senior Producer at Hofesh Shechter Company, has been appointed Executive Director of Cheek by Jowl. She will be taking over from Interim Executive Director NATALIE...
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STELLA BARNES is to join Community Arts North West (CAN) as its new Creative Director from late January 2019.  She succeeds CILLA BAYNES MBC, outgoing Creative Director and a Co-founder of CAN,...
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Herts Inclusive Theatre’s (HIT) chair, PATRICK MOLONEY, is retiring from the role after 17 years. GAYLE BRYANS, a trustee at HIT and Deputy Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, will take...
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Chetham’s School of Music has announced that TOM REDMOND, who has performed with orchestras including the Hallé, the CBSO, Philharmonia and the LSO, will succeed STEPHEN THRELFALL as director...
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GLENN HOWELLS, Chair of the Ikon Gallery for 11 years – and a Birmingham Hippodrome Trustee since 2012 – has been appointed Chair of the Hippodrome.
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DR NICOLA TRISCOTT, currently the Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst, which she founded in 1994, has been announced as new Chief Executive Officer of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative...
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ROBERT ASHCROFT will leave collection society PRS for Music in December 2019, ten years after joining. PRS introduced a new live music tariff under his watch.
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PAUL LEWIS has decided to step down as co-Artistic Director of the Leeds International Piano Competition to concentrate on his international performing career. ADAM GATEHOUSE becomes the sole...
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Digital Minister Margot James’s comments to a parliamentary inquiry are in marked contrast to previous comments from Government ministers.
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Lack of career progression among women in the cultural sector is the overwhelming contributor to the significant gender pay gap revealed in initial findings from the 2018 ArtsPay survey.
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A new paper says that it is only by ‘rebalancing’ cultural funding from arts councils to local groups that cultural democracy can be achieved.
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14-18 NOW’s five-year programme included projects in 220 locations across the UK, and was mostly accessible to the public for free. 
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New research finds 80% of creative businesses expect to grow in the next three years, but urges further support from the Government to ensure barriers such as Brexit and a lack of funding can be overcome.
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The initiative will bring together music and health practitioners and provide opportunities for continuing professional development.
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Burnley Empire Theatre, the only purpose-built Victorian theatre in East Lancashire, and which has been on the Theatres Trust Theatres at Risk register since 2006, has been bought by Burnley Empire...

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