Shakespearean theatre of the north planned for Prescot

Richard III Shakespeare
11 Dec 2015

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey is supporting plans for a £19m Jacobean playhouse in Prescot which would form a “Shakespearean triangle” with Stratford and London.

A festival for all the senses

Photo of people dressed up
02 Dec 2015

When Torbay’s annual Agatha Christie Week was expanded into a major literature festival things took an unexpected turn. Anna Farthing investigates.

Cities recognise benefits of culture, report finds

Photo of an outdoor concert
26 Nov 2015

Local authorities envisage a shift away from direct provision of cultural services, but are preparing to lead by articulating a vision, brokering partnerships, and sourcing new funding.

Manifesto to promote the value of public art

Public art Montreal
20 Nov 2015

Artists and arts professionals have upped their campaign for art to be central to placemaking by producing a new manifesto.

The soul of the city

Photo of Lumiere 1.26
15 Oct 2015

Munira Mirza on the power of art to change people’s perceptions of a city – and make them into more ‘human’ places.

Hull welcomes creative apprenticeships for young people

The Bell
25 Sep 2015

Hull commits to creative apprenticeships ahead of its year as City of Culture 2017.

Galleries boost local culture and economy

Photo of a man in a gallery in Birmingham
06 Aug 2015

New research finds that galleries play an important part in their own communities, as well as playing a significant role in the local economy.

A brave digital world

Image of mobile phone
30 Jul 2014

Ali Hossaini believes that arts venues need to prepare for ‘digital placemaking’ by extending their use of in-house WiFi.

Letter from America

Theater Gates’ Dorchester Projects in Chicago
06 Feb 2013

Helen Marriage reports on her first six months at Harvard on a Loeb Fellowship and explains the practice of ‘placemaking’, something she would love to see over here.

Shaping places

Bike outside the Saatchi Gallery in the sun
09 Jul 2012

By working with artists and arts organisations, developers can gain the support of both local communities and planners. Alex Homfray explains how

Shaping places

02 Jul 2012

By working with artists and arts organisations, developers can gain the support of both local communities and planners. Alex Homfray explains how

Cultural placemaking

19 Sep 2011

Cara Courage explores the role of culture in creating a sense of place

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