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The creative team set for opening and closing ceremonies of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been unveiled. The team includes Birmingham-born theatre director IQBAL KHAN ...
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COLETTE BAILEY has been announced as the new Executive Director of The WOW Foundation. Currently the foudation's artistic director, she will take up her new role in November. As...
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SAM JAVID has joined Luton's Culture Trust as Creative Director. Javid will develop the cultural programmes and venues led previously by KAREN PERKINS, who left the trust earlier in the year...
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The National Theatre of Scotland has launched an online education portal. It launches with a full version of Hannah Lavery's Lament for Sheku Bayoh, filmed at the Lyceum Theatre, alongside...
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Arts Council Ireland has apologised for an advertisement that likened the racism faced by singer Nina Simone to the struggles of artists during the pandemic. Published in the Irish Times, the...
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English councils cite the ongoing recovery from Covid-19 as driving both increases and decreases in their budgets.
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The UK cultural and outreach agency has suspended all operations in Afghanistan in light of the Taliban takeover. The British Council's press office would not confirm whether this includes any...
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Working around Covid-19 restrictions actually bolstered the vitality and value of local arts projects, research finds.
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Swansea Council says the pandemic changed its plans to enter the UK City of Culture 2025 contest. The city bid for the title in the first three years of the competition and was shortlisted...
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The creative industries received £1.31bn in tax relief in the year to March. New data from HM Revenue and Customs shows theatres received £74m through the Theatre Tax Relief...
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London's Vagina Museum is searching for a new home after its landlord, Camden Market, decided not to renew its lease. Development and Marketing Manager Zoe Williams said it is exploring some...
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New guidance for shows in Scotland will be practically impossible to enact and a financial blow to the recently reopened industry.
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Channel 4 have confirmed BP will no longer sponsor its coverage of the Paralympics, due to start later this week. A Freedom of Information request by Culture Unstained confirmed the oil company...
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The Somerset town of Frome may soon have a new, purpose-built arts and heritage centre. Acorn Property Group received permission from Mendip District Council to redevelop the town centre’s...
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North Wales Police are investigating the planned reopening of Theatre Ardudwy in Harlech after workers alleged being employed under false pretences. Tony Stringfellow, employed to be...
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A report commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales says it is entrenched in white supremacy and has ignored calls for change. It appears to be doing the same again.
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Morgenstern's, a UK diary service for musicians, will close, its founder and operator has announced. Julian Morgenstern has been providing services free of charge for 15 months but says the...
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Senior television workers are unaware of their legal obligations to their disabled colleagues, driving many out of the industry 80% of disabled TV workers believe their disability has damaged...
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Casting platform Spotlight has added non-binary and trans gender options to its actors' profiles. The site says actors no longer need to choose a gender option upon sign up, but can add...
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Twenty places have thrown their hat in the ring to become UK City of Culture 2025. DCMS released the list Friday morning (August 20). It includes five more places than had already declared...
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SARAH FRANKCOM has stepped down as Director of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), as an internal investigation into her management style begins. A letter addressed to...
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The proposed changes would mean increased admin for the self-employed and a supersized tax bill in 2023.
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Birmingham Hippodrome Chief Executive and Artistic Director FIONA ALLAN will step down in November to become Chief Executive of Opera Australia. Allan, who has spent six years at the...
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Cardboard Citizens has announced CHRIS SONNEX as incoming Artistic Director and joint CEO. He will join the charity in mid-September, succeeding founding Artistic Director and joint CEO ADRIAN...
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Museums have not yet returned to full strength despite restrictions lifting. The challenges for smaller and larger sites this summer differ.

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