Manchester – for the Greater Good?

Patrick Kelly takes a look at Greater Manchester’s first cultural strategy.

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MY STORY Enter the unexpected – Judith Dimant goes Wayward

Wayward is a new production company specialising in new work from unexpected sources. Its first production opens at the Barbican Theatre on March 28, an adaptation by the Irish playwright Enda Walsh of Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter, starring Cillian Murphy. Wayward’s founder and producer is Judith Dimant

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Dancing in the streets

Behind the gloss of post-Olympic prosperity, the communities of Newham are still seriously challenged. For 30 years East London Dance has been lifting their hearts and aspirations and now, as it prepares for its third Ideas Summit, it is contemplating its own biggest step forward. Simon Tait talks to its director, Polly Risbridger

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THE WORD Art breaking the gender gap

Anita Choudhrie on why it is time for the gender imbalance in art to be evened up

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Saving the curator – charity takes responsibility

A charity is stepping into new territory – funding core cultural activities. Simon Tait reports

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AI PROFILE  Turning the dial back to open the Royal Academy’s future

 Rebecca Salter RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy

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MY STORY Pencils of light

An exhibition, Multicolour, organised by Simon Butler, the founder of Migrate Art, opens in Mayfair on March 19 with work by artists including Michael Craig-Martin, Maggi Hambling, Mark Wallinger and Sara Shamma, all of which will be auctioned three weeks later. https://www.myartbroker.com/migrateart

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

The death of Donald Campbell, Coniston Water, 4thJanuary 1967, and British News Picture of the Year, by Michael Brennan

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MY STORY Crowning glory

Natalie Murray Beale is the creative director of Independent Opera which has commissioned a new cantata, A Sheen of Dew on Flowers, about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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What's up in… Newcastle/Gateshead

AI looks at what's coming up around the country – this week, the arts in Newcastle/Gateshead

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City scope: putting culture alongside housing

Last week we brought you the report of the Cultural Cities Enquiry which could shift the base of arts funding in this country. But what does it mean? Jonathan Todd, chief economist at BOP Consulting, was part of the research team that led the UK-wide consultation process and provided the year-long enquiry with its essential data

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Making an art school for actors

Can - should - an art school teach acting? The University of the Arts shares its plans for Wimbledon with Simon Tait

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