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The RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) has announced details of a sweeping programme of change which will have major implications for its artists, staff and audiences. The measures have been designed to...
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It was in the late 1950s just after its opening that the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry pioneered the work of new writers like Arnold Wesker. The theatre made a name for itself by launching one of...
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New Writing North was set up in 1996 to bring some clarity to the new writing ecology of the Northern Arts region, writes Claire Malcolm. The agency aims to work with both established and aspiring...
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?Creative and cultural education? is on everyone?s lips. But what does it mean in practice? Neil Hoyle considers the evidence. Having risen through the strata of Whitehall since the National...
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Technically, Copperfields College isn't a failing school, as it?s not in Special Measures, explains Richard Whistler. And it?s important not to use the term ?failing school?, as emotionally it?s...
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Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, has commissioned over 300 unique environmental artworks across the UK, which are being embedded in the creation of the National Cycle Network....
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The arts curriculum at independent schools such as St Mary?s provides space, time, freedom and the motivation to help students achieve wide ranging academic, social and personal aims, says Carole...
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On Monday last week The Guardian published a succinct round-up of media coverage of the election ? and there were few surprises. 1,929 stories were surveyed, and of these, only 0.2% related to the...
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When I was at school, the worse crime of all was to be caught daydreaming, writes Gerard McCrystal. The philosophy of my old school, St. Columb?s College, was very influenced by the strict discipline...
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Venu Dhupa (pictured), Executive Director of Nottingham Playhouse, has won the Arts and Culture Category of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2001. Formerly a producer at the Royal National...
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In recent years young people, education and participation have moved up the agenda of arts funding bodies and arts organisations. The upsurge of interest has gained further impetus from increasing...
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Southern Arts, the Regional Arts Board threatened with abolition under Arts Council of England (ACE) proposals to restructure the arts funding system, has published the findings from its own...
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As the Year of the Artist draws to a close, Nick Capaldi reviews the Regional Arts Boards? stewardship of this nationwide initiative in England. Someone was bound to ask the question sooner or...
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Vanessa Dell was initially artist in residence at the architectural practice of Hunter and Partners in Chichester for sixteen days over a period of three months. The residency focused on two new-...
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Mixed media artist Adi French has been helping patients, staff, visitors and volunteers at St Leonard?s Hospice in York get in touch with their creative side. St Leonard's is a voluntary and...
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A public outcry following the fire which destroyed the Willow Giant next to the M5 in Somerset has led to the setting up of a fund for the re-creation of the sculpture. The 40-foot high sculpture...
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Now we all know that arts professionals never have time to surf the web just for fun, but there are some sites that, should you have a spare hour in the middle of the night to surf, you might like to...
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Change is still in the air: not just at the Regional Arts Boards and the Arts Council of England. Now it is England?s Culture Ministry and Minister, not to mention the Government itself, who are all...
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So it?s general election time again. A good opportunity to vote into power the party that will do most to support, nurture and promote the value of the arts? Or a disappointing illustration that...
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Christopher Nourse (pictured) is to succeed Carole McPhee as Managing Director of English National Ballet. Executive Director of Rambert Dance Company for the past four years, he will take up his...
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For promoters, a key issue is fitting the space to the art; just as much as fitting the art to the space. Ed McKeon explains why. Over recent years it has become fashionable for arts...
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First time title sponsorship from the Bank of Scotland has enabled the Children?s International Theatre Festival, Britain?s biggest performing arts festival for children and young people, to offer...
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20 venue promoters, 3 cathedrals, 21 projects in four artistic strands ? Eastern Touring Agency?s (ETA) The Creative Promoter was always going to be big, explain Viv Ewington and Catherine Rose. The...
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A new agency to promote touring of drama, music and dance in Wales has been launched, based in Aberystwyth. Creu Cymru, meaning ?Creative Wales?, will act as a liaison between theatres and arts...
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Celebrating 20 years of bringing some of the world?s most original, risk-taking and popular artists to the capital, the 2001 London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), marks the end of its...

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