Turner’s home-made house opens

Turner’s home-made house opens

The house J M W Turner built as a country home at Twickenham has opened to the public after a £2.4m rescue operation.

Culture City 2021 - the last five

Coventry, Paisley Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea are the shortlist to succeed Hull as UK City of Culture in 2021.

PATRICK KELLY'S BACK PAGE The AI guide to the best to come

The Crows Plucked Your Sinews is a one woman show written and directed by Hassan Mahamdallie and performed by Aisha Mohammed.

Two way talent flow essential to Britain’s arts – Serota

The two-way traffic of artists in and out of Britain is crucial to the well-being of the arts in Britain, Arts Council chairman Sir Nicholas Serota said today.

Arts key to communities – but need help

A report into the civic role of the arts in communities shows that culture has a long standing positive impact on society, but are stretched and not supported enough.

FESTIVALS    Coming in from the cold

FESTIVALS Coming in from the cold

Selby is known for coal rather than culture, but the town hopes all that will change with its first arts festival

HERITAGE   How a kiwi became a national monument

HERITAGE How a kiwi became a national monument

A chalk carving in Salisbury Plain made by mutinous First World War soldiers has been declared a monument, along with a buried model of an Ypres battle town, as Simon Tait reveals

THEATRE   The thirty year walk in the park

THEATRE The thirty year walk in the park

Louise Bryning on three decades of pioneering promenade productions at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster

Levete shortlisted to design Rattle Hall

Levete shortlisted to design Rattle Hall

Amanda Levete, Norman Foster and Renzo Piano are among the six architectural practices shortlisted to design London's new Centre for Music.

FUNDING    ACE's big  shift

FUNDING ACE's big shift

£170m more for the arts outside London, with surprises in the new National Portfolio. AI takes a closer look

Major drop in London’s gay venues

More than 50% have closed in last decade

THE WORD The wanted story

With Opera Holland Park, The Times got the wrong example 
of elitism in public funding to take a swipe at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea after the Grenfell Tower fire

MY STORY  Branching in

MY STORY Branching in

A new kind of arts consultancy, Branch Arts, has
been launched by Flora Fairbairn and Susie Lawson, who come from different corners of the cultural domain

VISUAL ARTS   Wall flowers

VISUAL ARTS Wall flowers

A new generation of street art is blooming in Belfast, moving beyond the traditional murals that have marked decades of con ict in the city. Patrick Kelly reports

DEA BIRKETT   Time, gentlemen...

DEA BIRKETT Time, gentlemen...

Dea Birkett wonders if there should be a time limit on how long artistic directors can stay in control

Belfast/Derry to bid for European title

Joint bid for 2023 Capital of Culture

RA’s major architecture gift

The Royal Academy is to have an architecture space in the refurbished Burlington Gardens building, opening next year, thanks to a major gift from the Dorfman Foundation.

AI PROFILE   Opening art’s jewel box

AI PROFILE Opening art’s jewel box

Dr Charles Saumarez Smith CBE, secretary and chief executive, Royal Academy of Arts