Why would a choreographer call time on their successful, award-winning dance company, and are companies centred on the work of one artist still sustainable? Lou Fancher meets dancer Jessica Lang.
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The organisation, known for its new opera productions, will move into a Grade I-listed house owned by Mr Bean Director Paul Weiland. Ilford Arts’ new season will see a temporary venue for 240...
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US photographer Nan Goldin has said she will not go ahead with a retrospective of her work at the National Portrait Gallery if it accepts a £1m donation from the Sackler family, which has a...
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The 2,500-seat Crown Theatre in Eccles, which hasn’t been used as a theatre since the early 1930s, will be turned into 80 flats after local councillors approved development plans earlier this...
Despite Greece’s economic difficulties, theatre keeps getting made. Lyn Gardner explores why many of the country’s artists feel there is nothing left to lose.
20 years after it first emerged as an agenda, diversity has become depoliticised and defanged. The cultural sector needs to remember that fair representation is not a marketing strategy – it’s about social justice, says Clive Nwonka.
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Hans and Julia Rausing made the donation to the Royal Academy of Arts postgraduate arts school to “ensure its success for the next 250 years”. The money will go towards a project that...
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Over 300 people demonstrated against BP’s sponsorship of the museum’s temporary exhibition on the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, in a protest organised by activist group ‘BP or not BP...
How has a network of fifteen professional theatre companies in Mexican prisons and detention centres come about, and what has been the impact? Mariela Lopez Flores investigates.
What should arts organisations do in response to increasing anger about financial backing from the Sackler family, given their connection to the opioid crisis sweeping the US? Peggy McGlone weighs in.
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ROB MACPHERSON has announced that he will be leaving Birmingham Hippodrome next month, after 15 years with the theatre. Currently Director of Marketing & Development, he will start a new...
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LAURIE SANSOM will succeed CONRAD NELSON as Artistic Director and CEO of Northern Broadsides in June. He joins the company after leading National Theatre of Scotland and Royal & Derngate,...
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The Director and Chief Curator of the David Roberts Art Foundation, FATOŞ ÜSTEK, has been appointed as the new Director of Liverpool Biennial. Previously an Associate Curator for the 10th Gwangju...
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After twenty-two years with Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, BRUNO MICHEL joins Classical Opera and The Mozartists as Head of Artistic Administration.
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AXEL RÜGER, Director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, will take up the position of Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts in June. He replaces Sir CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH, who...
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NEIL PEPLOW will be the new Director of International Affairs at the BFI, responsible for growing commercial and cultural opportunities for the UK screen industries internationally. He was previously...
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Streetwise Opera has announced that composer HANNAH CONWAY will replace founder and Artistic Director MATT PEACOCK, who is leaving to lead One Voice, in April.
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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival has appointed a new Chair following founding member TAHER QASSIM MBE’s decision to step down after a 20-year tenure. Former Vice Chair, MUSTAPHA KORIBA, will lead...
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SUZANNE BULL MBE, Founder and CEO of Attitude is Everything, and ROSIE WOLFENDEN MBE, Managing Director of jewellery label Tatty Devine, have been appointed to the Board of Directors at Creative...
The decision to cast a puppet as an autistic child in a play at Southwark Playhouse is a grotesque dehumanisation of disabled experience, reinforcing damaging stereotypes that neurodiverse individuals are unfeeling, writes Frances Ryan.
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A working group has concluded that for the island to create “sufficient and sustainable” funding for the arts, it should centralise arts funding and reinvigorate the Guernsey Arts...
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Councillor Nuala McAllister said a decision to provide £40k each to four festivals in heavily unionist areas of Belfast was part of a “carve up” by unionist and nationalist...
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The local authority in Neath Port Talbot has given the green light to a new budget with an increase in council tax and savings of £5.8m, which will include cuts to leisure centres and the arts.
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Currently Development Manager at Bush Theatre, INE VAN RIET will join Boundless Theatre as Executive Director in April. Prior to her role at Bush Theatre, she was General Manager for Iris Theatre and...
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Bristol-based theatre producing company MAYK have announced ANNA STARKEY, Chief Creative Officer of We The Curious, as their new Chair, alongside five new board members. These are: DAVID HALL, a...

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