Cerith Wyn Evans wins Hepworth Sculpture Prize

Cerith Wyn Evans wins Hepworth Sculpture Prize

The sculptor who began his artistic career as an experimental film maker has won the £30,000 Hepworth Prize for Sculpture.

Horse sense

Horse sense

In the new year, a museum centre in Cambridgeshire will be offering a new and unique service no other could: horse therapy.

TAITMAIL       What NOW?

TAITMAIL What NOW?

Halfway through her brief tenure as culture secretary, Maria Miller did the only thing she will probably be remembered for, apart from standing down in the face of an expenses complaint. The expectation was for some kind of Westminster Abbey affair with a full set of royals and military on parade, but Mrs Miller had something else in mind.

Leeds to get new BFI operation

Leeds to get new BFI operation

Young Audiences Fund will set up in the Yorkshire city

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM   Image of the month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Harrow, London, 8th October 1952, by George Phillips

Lynette Linton to run Bush

Lynette Linton to run Bush

The director Lynette Linton is to succeed Madani Younis as artistic director the Bush Theatre in January.

THE WORD Rapping it up: Royston responds to Azealia Banks' UK rap comments

THE WORD Rapping it up: Royston responds to Azealia Banks' UK rap comments

An explosive American rapper has turned her fire on her British counterparts. Royston takes her on

Composing the future

Composing the future

The first four participants have been announced today in a new Glyndebourne development scheme for female composers, Balancing the Score, devised to help address the under-representation of female composers in classical music.

Boyle’s Remembrance Day beach homage

Boyle’s Remembrance Day beach homage

Ten’s of thousands took to Britain’s beaches on Rememberance Day to mark the centenary of the signing of the Armistice on Sunday.

Sculpture opens Westminster doors

Sculpture opens Westminster doors

The oldest building in the Palace of Westminster is hosting a contemporary sculpture marking the centenary of female franchise.

TAITMAIL   Governing the not so ungovernable

TAITMAIL Governing the not so ungovernable

Governance, the formulation and implementation of policy, has long been the slippery soap of the cultural sectors, arts and heritage.

Governance flagship launched

Governance flagship launched

The arts are coming together to tackle the long-standing issue of board effectiveness with the creation of the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA).

Ex-ENO chief heads new music theatre company for London

Ex-ENO chief heads new music theatre company for London

A new West End based musical theatre venture has been launched by John Berry, former artistic director of English National Opera. 

Cath James steps up at SE Dance

Cath James steps up at SE Dance

And new chief executive for Art Asia.

Success in fight to save built heritage

Success in fight to save built heritage

Two-thirds of the buildings on the original Heritage at Risk Register of 1998 have been rescued, says Historic England in its annual update published today.

THE WORD   A Brexit doomsday for UK arts?

THE WORD A Brexit doomsday for UK arts?

Olivia Bridge is a content writer and political correspondent for Immigration Advice Service London, the UK’s leading immigration law firm.

20 years of Discerning sponsorship

20 years of Discerning sponsorship

The unique annual exhibition of small works of art, Discerning Eye, opens for the 27th time on November 15, the 20th to be sponsored by the European bank ING in one of the longest standing arts sponsorships.

Making the curriculum anti-war

Making the curriculum anti-war

Young people are being invited by artists to put an end to war, as a finale to the commemoration of the end of the First World War.

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Meeting Modernism: 20th Century Art in the Russell-Cotes Collection is the latest exhibition from the Bournemouth gallery. It features the gallery’s most popular early 20th century paintings, collected by the first curators in the 1920s and 30s. Works by William Rothenstein, John Minton, Laura Knight, Graham Sutherland and Eric Gill are all included. The exhibition runs until April 24. our picture shows Spray, c.1940, oil on canvas, by Harold Sandys Williamson (1892-1978).

A new East London art project has uncovered a wealth of historic images of one the UK’s forgotten privately built and owned social housing estates. An exhibition and publication, put together by artists Lucy Harrison and Katherine Green and funded by Arts Council England, presents hundreds of collected photographs, personal mementos of the Warner estate in Walthamstow and Leyton which have been gathered from current residents and former residents. These will be shown alongside newly commissioned photography and oral history by the artists. We: The Ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest runs until February 2017 at the Vestry House Museum.

The Finborough Theatre continues its tradition of unearthing neglected classics with a production of Rodney Ackland’s After October, not performed in central London since its premiere 80 years ago. Rising director Oscar Toeman and Linbury Prize designer Rosanna Vize present a bold, edgy version with Beverley Klein, Sasha Waddell and Adam Buchanan (pictured).

 

Award winning theatre company Patch of Blue’s latest production Back To Blackbrick is touring venues over the UK this month. Adapted from Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s beautiful novel about Alzheimer’s and time travel, the show follows a successful run at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and features a live original folk score written and performed by in-house band, Wovoka Gentle. Back To Blackbrick is at the Lache Library, Chester, on November 18 and The little Theatre, Southport, on November 20.

 

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