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Trafalgar Entertainment has acquired Helen O'Grady Drama Academy, extending its empire further into children's drama. Trafalgar will run the business alongside Stagecoach Performing...
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After the turmoil of Covid-19, policymakers are taking interest in a new report that categorises creative freelancers based on their motivations - and what support will help them most.
Arts People
Orchestras Live has appointed SOOREE PILLAY as Regional Producer for the Midlands. The newly formed role will build on the organisation’s current portfolio of partners and projects...
Arts People
The Art House Wakefield has announced DAMON JACKSON-WALDOCK as its new Programme Director. Deputy Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park for 11 years, Jackson-Waldock also worked as Creative...
Opinion
The fight for racially equitable funding in the creative industries is what drove Kevin Osborne to set up Create Equity. Here he argues the need for Black and White leaders to work together to make it happen.
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Academy Music Group (AMG) has acquired the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. The 3,000 capacity venue, set to become the 20th owned and operated by AMG across the UK, will be renamed 02 Academy Edinburgh...
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Scotland’s Labour and Conservative parties are calling on the Scottish and UK Governments to agree a new funding deal for Glasgow’s culture and leisure services. Scottish Labour leader...
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The UK's creative and cultural industries generated £150.4bn in 2019, according to new data. DCMS figures show the industries' value grew by 8.3% in the year from 2018, adding...
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Contact Theatre says it is focussed on putting young people at the forefront of its work after the challenges of the past year.
Opinion
The UK City of Culture is a DCMS success story by any standards. But, as Andrew Dixon explains, serious flaws in this year’s bidding process have been likened to “sitting an exam before you’ve read the syllabus”.
Feature
It’s been over a year since Arts Council England published its 10-year strategy, Let’s Create. Bethany Rex has been investigating how the strategy might translate into action.
Feature
The self employed, including freelancers, make up almost a third of the creative industries workforce - double the rate across the UK more broadly. So why, asks Nick Henry and Mary-Alice Stack, is their role and contribution so poorly understood?
Feature
In rural areas such as Cornwall, the pandemic has exacerbated loneliness, with vulnerable people losing their sense of community. Emmie Kell thinks museums can be part of the solution.
Ashifa Kassam speaks to the creator of an online interactive map that highlights female composers’ contribution to centuries of classical music.
As non-fungible tokens continue to capture the art world, Dinusha Mendis investigates the copyright law behind their sale and ownership.
Following Worcester University’s decision to close its archaeology department, Gareth Harris examines the wider implications for the heritage sector.
Between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban banned music in Afghanistan. Shamayita Chakraborty speaks to an Afghan musician concerned about history repeating itself.
Ivan Hewett explains why Latvia’s music education system receives international acclaim and what the UK can learn from it.
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Two owners of a London flute shop have been banned from trading for the rest of the decade. Fred Patrick Onn and Andrew Thomson admitted to allowing Top Wind to sell over 20 musical instruments...
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Birmingham is set to open its first music venue and club in the city centre for over a decade. Forum Birmingham, featuring a 3,500 capacity main stage and 350 capacity "rave box",...
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Scottish Culture Secretary Angus Robertson has urged the UK Government to negotiate visa-free travel for the creative industry by the end of the year. In a letter addressed to Oliver Dowden,...
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The Bank of England has removed 10 oil paintings and busts of governors and directors with known connections to the transatlantic slave trade. On display within the bank’s headquarters and...
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Northern Ireland's arts sector is feeling the effects of Brexit more than most. A report by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) warns the country's arts and artists are becoming...
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DCMS says its Events Research Programme is proof events "can be conducted safely" despite thousands testing positive after attending festivals in the scheme.
Arts People
London's Young Vic has announced DESPINA TSATSAS will step down as Executive Director at the end of 2021. The theatre says Tsatsas, who joined in March 2018, has been "instrumental...

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