Written on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
The 700-year-old God's House Tower at Southampton’s centre opens as an arts and heritage venue next week after a £3.1m refit.
A challenge has gone out to artists, architects and creatives to revive unloved areas of London’s 2019 Borough of the Year, Waltham Forest.
Written on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Creativity in the curriculum is essential if young people are to be properly prepared for a successful work life, according to an Arts Council/Durham University led research programme whose report is published today.
Written on Monday, 14 October 2019
The tiny Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline is is the UK’s most family friendly museum this year, it was announced today.
Fourteen carved 19c figureheads from Devonport, Plymouth, have been saved from decay in a unique project by three teams of conservators.
Written on Saturday, 12 October 2019
The government today announced a new £250m Cultural Investment Fund for heritage projects around the country, in its biggest ever single investment in cultural infrastructure.
Written on Friday, 11 October 2019
Battersea Arts Centre’s touring network Moving Roots has announced five partners around the country for its three year programme.
Sebastian Cater is to be the new head of UK Theatre, the membership organisation that represents the performing arts and theatre outside London.
There’s nothing new in universities getting together with community arts organisations. The Ashmolean, the first public museum, has always been part of Oxford University after all.
Written on Thursday, 10 October 2019
Turner Contemporary, the Margate art gallery opened eight years ago, is to feature on the new £20 on which the artist J M W Turner is to be the theme.
Written on Tuesday, 08 October 2019
The Ulster-born director of Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Annilese Miskimmon, is to be English National Opera’s next artistic director.
Written on Monday, 07 October 2019
British Art Fair last weekend broke records for both sales and attendance in its 31 year existence.
Figures show that arts subjects in schools are still declining but, following the announcement of their joint conference series starting in January, Jacqui O’Hanlon of the RSC and Jenny Mollica of the Barbican show a new Ofsted framework offers renewed hope
Tim Marlow, artistic director of the Royal Academy, is to leave after six years to become director of the Design Museum.
Art dealer and curator Philip A Bruno is to mark his 90thbirthday by giving over 70 works of contemporary and modern art to the Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow.
Written on Saturday, 05 October 2019
The National Theatre has announced a “climate emergency” and is cancelling its partnership with Shell.
Written on Friday, 04 October 2019
The German photographic artist Andreas Gursky has been commissioned to make a portrait of Apple’s chief designer, Sir Jonathan Ive.
Written on Wednesday, 02 October 2019
The Royal Shakespeare Company is ending its sponsorship from BP early.
This portrait of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king, goes on public display at Hever Castle today – his 567thbirthday - for the first time.
Written on Tuesday, 01 October 2019
English Heritage has awarded the Jamaican singer and songwriter Bob Marley a blue plaque.
Staff at Bradford's 14 Bradford libraries and museums are to strike for 14 days in protest against budget cuts.
Black Saturn, 2019, by Martin Lewis
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
Written on Monday, 30 September 2019
Our major museums are in a crisis, falling apart because of a lack of government investment, according to the National Museums Directors Council.
Historic England is the caretaker of a £95m fund to help struggling high streets. Its chief executive, Duncan Wilson, explains how his organisation will involve arts and culture to help these areas get their mojo back.