The Time to Listen report on cultural provision in schools was launched at the House of Lords this week by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Tate, and it raises alarm bells on arts provision in schools. In a special feature, drama critic Michael Coveney sums up its message
By Patrick Kelly
In recent years the European Capital of Culture award seems to have gone to cities that most Brits would find hard to place. It’s as if the EU was playing a Continental version of the game where you have to name the more obscure London Underground stations.
The Theatres Trust annual conference this week heard that partnerships with local authorities are providing successful community theatre projects in the face of austerity. Simon Tait reports
Research says that the arts do not represent the British people, but Create London, set up ten years ago by Hadrian Garrard, aims to change that. He gave Simon Tait a progress report
London, 1949: Life in the Elephant, by Bert Hardy
By Patrick Kelly.
In this Brexit buffeted age of austerity, it can be hard for the arts to see much cause for celebration. Money is tight and will get more so, if the noises coming out of the Treasury about further belt tightening to pay for extra support for the NHS are to be believed.
York’s historic streets play host to a new kind of arts festival. Patrick Kelly reports
AI PROFILE Kate Arthurs, director arts, British Council
Tower Bridge, one the world’s most recognisable landmarks, has appointed 23-year-old Imogen Piper, a design graduate from Goldsmith’s College who works across art forms, as its new artist-in-residence.