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Zephaniah rules himself out as Poet Laureate

The search has begun to find the next Poet Laureate in succession to Dame Carol Ann Duffy, but the popular poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who had been mooted as a possible successor, has ruled himself out in no uncertain terms.

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Eastbourne gallery to be its own canvas

Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery is calling for artists and designers to bring their ideas for a mural to decorate its exterior.

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Quentin’s view of history

Former Children’s Laureate Sir Quentin Blake has created a mural for the Science Museum in London, outside its Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery.

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Museum blockbusters may end with Brexit

Leading UK museums may be unable to stage the major exhibitions that attract visitors from all over the world if there is a no-deal Brexit.

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Albarn and Bourne headline for first London Borough of Culture

Local Waltham Forest heroes Matthew Bourne and Damon Albarn are in the line-up for Waltham Forest’s year as the first London Borough of Culture in 2019.

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100 MPs demand national funding for beleaguered black archives

Over 100 cross-party MPs have written to the culture secretary, Jeremy Wright, demanding national funding for the Black Cultural Archives (BCA).

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Hull organiser takes over at Edinburgh

Francesca Hegyi is EIF’s new executive director

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Boost for Barking community arts

Barking-based Studio 3 Arts, has been boosted by a major £500,000 grant from Arts Council England to upgrade the building.

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Arts apprentices’ curates’ egg Budget

While there is encouragement in Philip Hammond's autumn Budget for small and medium sized enterprises, the category most arts organisations fall into, the expected support for apprenticeships - vital in painting skills in the sector - is only partial.

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2001 returns – big time

The Science Museum is to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey with a series if Imax screenings of the epic.

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