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A rare first-edition copy of a collection of Scots songs is now for sale for £5200. Collector Kevin Brown acquired it from a defunct bookstore in the US more than two years ago. Most of the...
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The development, which will expand Manchester Metropolitan University's creative, digital and tech facilities, is due for completion in spring 2021. The five storey building will include film...
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A new manifesto says freelance workers have “little protection from exploitation” and warns of a grim future for touring performers.
Northern Ballet gets half the Arts Council England funding that English National Ballet receives, and less still than Birmingham Royal Ballet, writes Rob Parsons. Its Chief Executive says funding disparities are hampering its attractiveness and ability to compete with southern companies.
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Art collector Jamie Aherne has opened what is believed to be the city's first original fine art gallery, Blackwater Gallery. Aherne said he wanted to showcase his personal collection: "...
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Andrew Aldis has alleged he was fired after refusing to take a £4000 pay cut following East Riding Council's restructure of local concert venue Bridlington Spa. He said: "I was...
Lyn Gardner argues that arts organisations should give up their royal patronage, saying what was once considered a badge of pride now "peddles the idea that theatre, dance and the arts are only for the elite".
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Londoner Andria Zafirakou, who won the $1 million Varkey Foundation global teacher prize in 2018, will roll out her artists in residence initiative to schools in Newcastle...
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Leanne MacVeigh Dance Academy in Alford, Aberdeenshire has converted industrial units into a purpose-built studio with a £37,000 match loan and the savings of its owner, Leanne MacKay....
Opinion
Amanda Parker asks whether the arts can really save our high streets.
Arts People
The leader of Bradford’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025 will be RICHARD SHAW, whose career has included roles at cultural and media organisations including the British Film Institute, the...
Arts People
NICK WILLIAMS has been appointed Chief Executive of Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre by Horsecross Arts, the charity behind the venues. A producer and arts manager for over 20 years, he has...
Arts People
Theatre Director, Film Director and Writer SEAN MATHIAS has been appointed as Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Windsor to lead four-month summer seasons each year, starting in May 2020. Bill...
Arts People
The new Head of Programme at FACT Liverpool will be MAITREYI MAHESHWARI. Responsible for overseeing the programme of exhibitions, residencies and events, she will succeed ANA BOTELLA, who left the...
Arts People
Theatre director, producer and playwright ADEY RAMSEL has been appointed to lead Tamworth Assembly Rooms, which is due to reopen in the New Year following a £5m refurbishment. He was previously...
Arts People
After nine years as Director for Culture at the Québec Government Office in London, where she has been supporting the international development of artists and cultural industry from Québec, MAUDE...
Jane Culbert considers the growing pains associated with becoming a national arts organisation: "inevitably, some of the intimacy will be lost."
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A revamp of the city centre, which includes a 3500-seat arena, will start next week with a view to finishing in 2021, the local council says. The project is expected to deliver an extra £17m...
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The artwork of young, formerly homeless people will be exhibited and available for sale at Supercity Aparthotels in aid of youth homeless charity Accumulate. The exhibition will showcase the...
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An evaluation says the programme brought “profound but somewhat fragile” changes to Hull’s economy, community and cultural sector.
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Maths, science and reading will continue to be assessed against international standards, but DfE says testing young people's creative thinking is "not the best use of resources".
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Publicly funded arts organisations attracted more fundraising in 2018/19, but the growth isn’t keeping pace with inflation and falling grant-in-aid.
Case study
How can cultural spaces become spaces of learning? And how can learning spaces become cultural spaces? Jenny Mollica reflects on the experience of Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning as it reaches its tenth anniversary.
Opinion
A reluctance to self-reflect and a tendency to recruit in our own image are at the root of the sector’s failure to employ a workforce that reflects the wider working population, says Sara Whybrew.
Case study
Can theatres really forge deep and meaningful connections with their local communities across age, class and ethnicity? Douglas Rintoul explains how Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has done just that.

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