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JULIAN BIRD will step down as Chief Executive of the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre in May. Bird initially intended to...
EILISH McGUINNESS has been named The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s (NLHF) next Chief Executive as the organisation marks its 40th...
The Prime Minister has appointed LORD MARLAND OF ODSTOCK and PRIYANKA WADHAWAN as Trustees of the British Museum. The pair will serve four...
Cultural organisations across Manchester have paid tribute to SIR RICHARD LEESE, who is stepping down as City Council leader after 25 years...
MARTIN CONSTANTINE will join Streetwise Opera as Artistic Director in January. Currently International Chair of Directing at the Royal...

Latest Features

  • on stage production of Les Miserables

    After a hugely successful eight years at the helm at Mountview, its two directors are handing over the reins. Here, Sarah Preece reflects on the leadership challenges facing the drama training sector.

  • When it comes to Equity, Diversity, Justice and Inclusion, Amanda Parker shares what happens when you fail to read the room – and what you can gain when you get it right. 

  • a digital camera records a stage

    Over half of publicly subsidised theatres that streamed performances during the pandemic have reverted to in-person performances only. Richard Misek has been investigating why.

  • four actors performing on stage

    Performing arts students from working class backgrounds face considerable barriers to entering the theatre profession. Andrew Muir has set up a programme to address this.

  • portrait of Hugh Cutting

    Countertenor Hugh Cutting, winner of this year’s Kathleen Ferrier award, reflects on the people who have inspired and guided his career … and made him practise.

  • a group of people take part in a light installation

    Jonothan Neelands puts the case for a needs-based public culture, akin to Public Health or Public Education, to tackle inequality.

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Readers' Comments

There are many 'good news' stories about Kickstart which are getting washed away in the tide of concern about the programme...
Posted by Dr Nick Owen MBE on Half of creative Kickstart roles filled
You could also imagine situations where a local GP or NHS service prescribed a local cultural offer to a person as means of improving their...
Posted by Scarabeus Aerial Theatre on Going public
In response to Jonathan Needlan's article about needs based culture offers I have this response. I whole heartedly agree that culture...
Posted by Scarabeus Aerial Theatre on Going public
Great article Robin! When I was younger I would often take advantage of Equity standby tickets for a fiver- these don’t seem to available...
Posted by Freebie66 on Rishi isn’t coming to the rescue 
Note that Susan Oman's book is freely available, Open Access on Springer... https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-72937-0...
One of the most challenging but a better way of running diverse teams is to engage them in arts production and delivery. I would like to...
Posted by Change Agent on We need to talk about race
Many thanks for your comment. Please do also respond to Kevin directly on https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-kevin-osborne/
Posted by ruth_hogarth on We need to talk about race
Diana, you provide devastating news about how work in London based HE is no longer a strategic priority for government. Yes, higher...
Posted by Change Agent on Levelling down London’s HE sector
Hi Joel - the report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/music-creators-earnings-in-the-digital-era

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