Simons appointed London’s culture supremo

Simons appointed London’s culture supremo

Justine Simons, 45, head of culture for London for 14 years under three mayors, has been appointed deputy mayor for culture and the creative industries by Sadiq Khan.

Nicola Thorold dies at 51

Nicola Thorold, the Roundhouse's executive producer since 2012, has died of cancer aged 51, three weeks after she was awarded an OBE for services to the arts in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

THE WORD: Looking young

THE WORD: Looking young

Steve Ball, executive producer of the World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences, considers the current state of play of theatre for children and young people in the UK

GOOD PRACTICE: Crossing the floor to the ring

GOOD PRACTICE: Crossing the floor to the ring

Déda has appointed a creative producer to help drive forward the Derby organisation’s vision to become the Midlands’ leading creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performing arts. CEO and artistic director Stephen Munn explains how Déda is becoming a creative lead in fusing these art forms

Simon Tait's Diary

Simon Tait's Diary

Starma'am

It’s 40 years since the Sex Pistols released their God Save the Queen, with its reference to the Windsors as a “fascist regime”, to chime with Her Majesty’s silver jubilee. For the Queen’s 90th birthday...

PASSING BY...  How the elite stole the arts

PASSING BY... How the elite stole the arts

Antony Thorncroft wonders how our culture ceased to be popular - at our expense

Patrick Kelly's Back Page

AI's pick of the best to come

Funding blow to Belfast arts festival

Ulster Bank pulls out of sponsorship deal

MY STORY: A sharper image

MY STORY: A sharper image

Photography, until fairly recently considered merely a mechanical and chemical technique of image-making, 
is now accepted as an art form, and fine art at that. Falmouth University has launched a new online-led MA Photography devised by Dr Paul Cabuts, director of Falmouth’s Institute of Photography, in partnership with CEG Digital, part of Cambridge Education Group

Dimbleby’s Somme sculpture unveiled

Dimbleby’s Somme sculpture unveiled

Today, on the centenary of the first day of the first Battle of the Somme, the most devastating battle in history, a sculpture by Nicholas Dimbleby is to be unveiled commemorating the 374 former pupils of Cranleigh School in Surrey who fell in battle during their school’s 150 years.

VENUES: HOME is where the art is

VENUES: HOME is where the art is

Manchester's newest arts venue is one year old. Patrick Kelly pays a visit

New directors for Leach Pottery and ACE

 

Libby Buckley is the new director of the Leach Pottery in St Ives.

BRITISH COUNCIL: Getting the arts back into the bloodstream

BRITISH COUNCIL: Getting the arts back into the bloodstream

In five years the British Council has undergone a transformation in its cultural influence in the world, guided by its director of arts, Graham Sheffield. he discusses the strategy for the next five years with Simon Tait

National Trust for Scotland faces staff cuts

The National Trust for Scotland is set to cut more than a quarter of its staff as the result of a financial crisis.

CIRCUS: A flying success

CIRCUS: A flying success

As Circomedia, one of the UK’s first circus schools, celebrates its 30th birthday, Helen Dorritt finds out about plans for the next three decades

Bradford joins Great Exhibition bidders

NMM will be core of bid, says council

AI PROFILE: The new boy

AI PROFILE: The new boy

Colin Matthews OBE, composer

Dismay in arts at Brexit vote

Dismay in arts at Brexit vote

Leading figures in the arts were today assessing the repercussions to last night’s Referendum result, voting to leave the EU.