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Ten London boroughs will each receive £50k to create permanent affordable creative workspaces and provide support for artists and creative businesses.
The city has beaten contenders Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea to host the year-long award credited with ‘transforming’ Hull.
Following the European Commission’s move to block the UK from participating in European Capital of Culture 2023, arts professionals and MPs have warned cultural ties must not be severed post-Brexit.
Culture is “at the heart” of Sadiq Khan’s draft civic planning strategy, which sets out plans for new cultural quarters and making London a ‘24-hour city’.
The Government’s long-awaited strategy does not mention arts education but says improving the take up and quality of maths would support the creative industries.
The European Commission has said Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union means participation in the 2023 title “will not be possible”.
A debate in the House of Commons lamented a tendency for venues to close when the cost of soundproofing falls on them after residential property is built nearby.
Culture is the perfect vehicle to engage people in conversations about heritage and local identity, a new report concludes.
The cities join a 180-strong network, which already features ten UK cities including Bradford and Glasgow.
As Nottingham submits its bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023, a city-wide plan to integrate culture into education and healthcare has been published.
The shared commitment to extending access to arts and culture comes as London Mayor Sadiq Khan begins a review into the supply of artist workspace.
Eight boroughs will ultimately receive a slice of the funding through the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture competition, which has been labelled both “transformative” and “divisive” by commentators.
UK cities excel on openness, tolerance and trust, but none make the top five for employment in culture, arts and entertainment, according to research by the European Commission.
Luton Culture, the charity behind the £5m project, hopes the redevelopment of three former hat factories will create 133 new jobs for the region.
A Government-commissioned report has found evidence that culture, sport and heritage influence local place-shaping and help attract and retain businesses.
Mayor Sadiq Khan hopes to make the capital’s nightlife about more than just pubs and clubs.
A creative district with “creative exchange, cultural collaboration and learning at its core” will be developed to link key cultural venues in the heart of the City of London.
Members of the House of Lords blamed the market for squeezing artists out of cities as they championed Creative Enterprise Zones.
The pilot Great Place Scheme, which uses culture and heritage to deliver social and economic agendas, has been rolled out to Scotland and Wales.
A comparison of 16 world cities shows the capital’s £1.2bn annual spend is behind only Moscow and Paris.