Friday, 24 May 2019
The sale of Cemetery Junction arch, advertised for auction by Reading Borough Council, has been suspended to enable the local community to progress its bid to turn the Grade II listed landmark into an arts and heritage hub.
Friday, 24 May 2019
Senior figures from ten of London's leading cultural organisations are working with designers to create “a legacy piece of design” for their institutions using American red oak. The project aims to offer “a brief glimpse" into their personal thinking.
Friday, 24 May 2019
A multi-storey car park used by visitors to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Library of Birmingham and Symphony Halls is to be sold for redevelopment. The City Council claims it will not be needed because the daily charge being introduced for high polluting cars will make it ‘surplus to requirements’, and the area will be served by the Birmingham Westside Metro extension.
Friday, 24 May 2019
Aberdeen Arts Gallery, which has been closed for refurbishment since 2015, has accepted £1m from the oil giant to create the 'BP Galleries' in a copper-clad second-floor extension. The sponsorship will enable the gallery to host three special exhibitions each year by national and international artists.
Friday, 24 May 2019
The theatre is working with the Soldiers' Arts Academy to establish an arts hub where serving and ex-service personnel and their families will be able to develop their skills in writing, acting and film, and gain the experience they need to enter a career in theatre.
Friday, 24 May 2019
Matt Rodda, MP for Reading East, has launched a petition in support of a community campaign to preserve Reading Prison as an arts venue. The derelict prison costs more than £250,000 a year to maintain and the Ministry of Justice is planning to sell the site to the highest bidder for development.
Thursday, 23 May 2019
A successful pilot scheme bringing artists into Northern Ireland schools is being rolled out following positive feedback on the impact it had on young people's skills, self-confidence, mental health and well-being.
Monday, 20 May 2019
The country’s Deputy Culture Minister, Dafydd Elis-Thomas, has responded to feasibility studies for a National Football Museum and a National Contemporary Art Gallery. A plan for taking the projects forward is set to be agreed by the end of the summer, following discussions between the Welsh government and key stakeholders.
Monday, 20 May 2019
Actor Elise Harris, who represents a London branch of Equity, said that a member of the trade union had ended up sleeping rough because he was unable to find accommodation within his means, despite working in the West End. A motion was passed at Equity’s recent annual conference calling on the union to provide support and funds when members are experiencing homelessness.
Friday, 17 May 2019
A new category of Churchill Fellowship has been set up to fund travel that will enable architects and other professionals to explore innovative uses of the arts in the built environment. The awards are made to encourage people to bring good ideas from overseas back to the UK and make change happen in their professions and communities.
Thursday, 16 May 2019
A 6,500 signature petition and international protests from forty international museum directors, including Tate's Maria Balshaw, have prompted Antonin Stanek, the Czech Culture Minister, to step down. Stanek had fired Jiri Fajt, director of Prague’s National Gallery, and Michal Soukup, head of the Museum of Art in Olomouc, in a move that was widely condemned as being politically motivated.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Higher than anticipated costs will lead to a two-year delay to accommodate an increase to the capital project’s fundraising target, originally £30m. The planned extension will create a new library, archive and production facilities.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Kingston Council has warned that the theatre's £265k annual funding will end by 2022 and criticised its “uncommercial” programme of events, saying “we think they can act more commercially and become more efficient in the way they are run."
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Liverpool Philharmonic and Liverpool John Moores University are joining forces with Help Musicians to address concerns about the prevalence and impact of playing-related injuries among professional musicians and seek prevention strategies.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Sidney and Matilda Gallery and Social Club is applying for planning permission to develop a former paper factory in the city centre as a mixed-use gallery space and private arts members club.    

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