Amateurs to give premiere of Maxwell Davies’s last work

A mixed choir and orchestra of professionals and amateurs conducted by Sir Simon Rattle is to give the world premiere of the last major work by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, a children’s opera called The Hogboon.

Re-entering the stage

Patrick Kelly reports on the reopening of one of the UK’s most venerable theatres

Simon Tait's Diary

Simon Tait's Diary

Tyntesfield unfrozen... Surprise surprise... Art for design... A municipal lesson...  All footballs look like him...

My story: Horace’s grand design

My story: Horace’s grand design

Michael Snodin, until recently chairman of the Strawberry Hill Trust and now its Hon. Curator, has had a distinguished career as a senior curator

Passing by: Not losing our Marbles

Passing by: Not losing our Marbles

Antony Thorncroft has little sympathy with the foreign countries claiming the repatriation of works of art and antiquity, but sees a way in which our museums can be globally generous

The word: Avoiding the creative talent bin

The word: Avoiding the creative talent bin

New research from the Arts University Bournemouth has found the UK is a nation of frustrated creatives, with most of us wishing we were in a career where we could make more use of our creative skills. With 97% of AUB graduates going on to employment or further study, Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE, principal and vice-chancellor at the university, believes he has found the answer

Festivals: Thinking out of the voice box

Festivals: Thinking out of the voice box

Next month the land of song presents its global credentials in a new ten day spectacular arts festival with which Cardiff intends to rival Brighton, Edinburgh and Manchester. AI spoke to artistic director Graeme Farrow

AI PROFILE:  Include me in

AI PROFILE: Include me in

Lou Stein, artistic director, Chickenshed Theatre Company

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EU backs UK arts to tune of 40 million euros

New report shows 240 projects funded in 2 years

CULTURAL MANDATE

CULTURAL MANDATE

Now that the votes are counted, the leaflets binned and the posters removed, what will the elections of 2016 mean for the arts?

Bray to head Wallace

Xavier Bray, chief curator at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, is to be the next director of the Wallace Collection. He will succeed Christoph Vogtherr in September.

Passing by... Programming my life

Antony Thorncroft takes a stroll down memory lane that leads him up surprising byways

DEA BIRKETT: The value of the second chance

DEA BIRKETT: The value of the second chance

Dea Birkett learns from Circa’s current Southbank Centre show not to stick to first judgements

Creatives back new Sheffield forum

Sheffield Creative Guild will lobby for culture

Great paintings, in a cinema near you

AI talks to the film maker Phil Grabsky about Exhibition on Screen and a new way to see art

PRS scheme boosts artists’ income

PRS for Music Foundation’s International Showcase Fund (ISF) has boosted artist income and industry revenue by millions over the past three years, according to a new report.

Simon Tait's (Illustrated) Diary

National Youthbank... A game of two arts... Making space for Catrina... Lou's shed... Not a Secret anymore