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Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, which has already been awarded £4.2m from Arts Council England, has been backed with £1m from Leicester City Council for an expansion that will create a new...
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Eden Court Theatre says it has lost £400k in annual funding from Highland Council and Creative Scotland this year – equivalent to 40% of its public funding – and is consulting on...
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A new study by Birmingham City University has found the number of pupils receiving whole-class ensemble teaching through the hubs is up by 20% since 2013, alongside a fall in the numbers of older...
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Joanne McShane reflects on the people who have guided her professional career, both as a dancer and as a choreographer.
Tom Payne ponders the future for National Theatre Wales, following a challenge from local playwrights – about a perceived low production rate and a lack of activity in Welsh – and a subsequent response from Artistic Director Kully Thiarai.
The growing use of lottery funding for the arts sector means the least well-off increasingly shoulder the cost of rich people’s pursuits. This is unfair and must be questioned, argues James Doeser.
We must pay attention to audience experience in all of its rich, divergent, fascinating complexity, rather than encouraging anti-expertise or simply capturing consensus, argues Kirsty Sedgman.
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Firefighters were dispatched to tackle a blaze at Burnley Empire Theatre, which ranked 14th on this year’s Theatres Trust Theatres at Risk Register and has been disused for 20 years. A...
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Arts, cultural and creative organisations will receive lower interest rates if they can demonstrate positive social impact.
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All productions at the Buzz, which was due to open next month, have been called off, with the venue blaming “unexpected circumstances beyond [their] control”.
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The Centre for Contemporary Arts, which has been closed since the nearby Glasgow School of Art was destroyed by fire, is to reopen this week.
Can the very young – those between three months and five years old – learn to love opera? Helena Williams reports from the Royal Opera House’s new workshop for toddlers, which aims to make the venue more accessible for people of all ages.
Berlin’s new €595m museum and events space, the Humboldt Forum, will open next year in the city’s reconstructed royal palace. Catherine Hickley meets its director to discuss the challenges of grappling with and displaying a colonial past.
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Curator, author and journalist HANNAH AZIEB POOL will be joining the Bernie Grant Arts Centre as Artistic Director in February next year. A trustee of the London International Festival of Theatre and...
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Mall Galleries, home to the Federation of British Artists, has announced the appointment of CLARE O’BRIEN as its new CEO from January next year, when LEWIS MCNAUGHT, steps down after 12 years...
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SEBASTIAN CHESWRIGHT CATER, formerly Director of Marketing & Sales at Sadler’s Wells, has left the organisation to join Canterbury Cathedral Trust Fund as Development Manager.
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After three years at the helm of Torbay Culture, KATE FARMERY is joining The Box, Plymouth, as Head of Business. She will be responsible for commercial income generation, visitor services and...
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AMY SHAKESPEARE, Marketing and Impact Officer for the Cornwall Museums Partnership, and freelance educator SARAH MORENO have become the first ever Young Trustees at Kids in Museums. They will receive...
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LUKE SYSON, formerly curator at the National Gallery and currently Head of Sculpture and Decorative Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will take up the role of Director and Marlay Curator of the...
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Dance and performing arts tutor KELLY RYAN has joined dance enterprise Serendipity as Project Manager. For the past 20 years she has been working with young people in East London and Leicester,...
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The board of the Three Choirs Festival has appointed BEN COOPER, a local antiques dealer who regularly appears on BBC One’s Bargain Hunt, as a new director. He will chair the Worcester city...
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6,000 students from across England shared why and how they engage in cultural activity, with a quarter saying that their school introduced them to the arts.
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A new survey finds that 43% of women with caring responsibilities would increase their working hours if “adequate” childcare was available.
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With One Voice, which grew out of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and is led by Streetwise Opera founder Matt Peacock, will encourage international exchanges in practice and policy for the arts and...
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The City Council’s advice to organisations to prepare for the potential cut comes less than a year after promising to hold funding steady until 2020.

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