Frances Ryan talks to disabled festival-goers about the "military grade planning" they undertake to see their favourite artists perform live.
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Birmingham Airport will fund the company's latest film 'After Bach - Freefalling with Bintley', which focuses on its award-winning programme for adults with severe learning disabilities....
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The Milton Keynes venue says new plans to build 79 houses nearby present a “real threat” to its future.
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More than half a million people attended a Capital Theatres group event in the last year, Chief Executive Duncan Hendry said. He attributed the group's success to new mobile-friendly website...
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A group in Newmarket in Suffolk hopes to raise £650,000 to convert the Palomino Pub into a permanent arts space. Campaigner Lousie Eatock said the centre would offer events and...
An installation raising awareness of climate change produced 55 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Emily Sharpe looks at the ways the arts sector is reckoning with its environmental impact.
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Reiach and Hall Architects will renovate the existing Edinburgh gallery and convert a neighbouring warehouse into a two-storey installation space by 2020. The project has "opportunities for...
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Performances of 'Rotterdam' at the Nuffield Southampton Theatre have been called off after one of its cast was injured in a "homophobic hate crime", the show's ...
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Letters from eight artists and a judge said a sponsorship deal with the oil and gas giant provided "a veneer of respectability to one of the world’s worst polluters". The...
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SIR MICHAEL DIXON has announced he will retire as Director of the Natural History Museum in March 2021. A search for his successor will begin this summer. Dixon has been in the role for the past...
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CHRIS JAEGER will step down as Chief Executive of Worcester Live to focus on projects including the Worcester Festival, which he founded 17 years ago. The trust’s arts chief for 24 years,...
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Birmingham Royal Ballet First Artist RUTH BRILL is leaving the company to pursue choreography full time. Her final appearance as a dancer will be in 'Hobson's Choice' on 29 June. Brill...
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The film magazine's Editor NICK JAMES is stepping down after 21 years in the role to focus on personal writing projects. He will continue to contribute to Sight & Sound as a freelancer...
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Cultural leaders have expressed dismay that Lord Kerslake’s inquiry into the UK’s economic imbalances did not make more specific references to the arts and culture.
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Analysis of a decade's worth of data finds that regularly engaging with cultural activities is associated with slower rates of cognitive decline.
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The UK Statistics Authority has called for greater clarity in the way the Department presents statistics, after investigating concerns raised by ArtsProfessional and others.
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Arts Council England’s Deputy Director has reassured those concerned about its new strategy that they should “be clear that the Royal Opera House is as important as Creative People and Places”.
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Almost half the shows in a touring film and theatre festival have been cancelled at short notice following lacklustre ticket sales and failures to secure public funding.
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The Impact Investment Institute will help people ‘combine financial returns with a social purpose’, potentially boosting funding for the arts.
Great Yarmouth’s art school was closed and turned into flats, but affordable spaces for emerging artists on the Norfolk coast are “a tonic for today’s troubled times”, writes Kate Simon.
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The sudden closure of the city’s Guild Hall, which contained two performance venues, has left large shows in the lurch. Owner Simon Rigby now intends to bring in administrators, but has said...
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The 15 metre high portrait of Greta Thunberg in Bristol was unveiled last week. Artist Jody Thomas said he was inspired by his subject’s “fearless style”.
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New research suggests that cultural organisations are reluctant to admit to failure for fear of losing their funding. To make genuine progress, we need a more honest approach, says Leila Jancovich.
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Many young people dream about breaking into the performing arts industry, but without some work experience it can be almost impossible. Ruby Clarkson offers some guidance on how to find it.
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The ability to write clearly about an organisation’s ethos, approach, and audience needs is an essential skill for effective cultural sector fundraisers, says Caroline McCormick.

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