Funding, Festivals, Edinburgh, Fringe Festival

UK government gives £100k to Edinburgh Fringe

Fringe Society on lookout for new HQ

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Museums, Yorkshire, Leeds, Economy

West Yorkshire museums bring in £34 million

Museums in West Yorkshire have contributed more than £34m to the regional economy, according to a new report.

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Music, Brexit

Musicians already hit by Brexit

A new report from the Incorporated Society of Musicians shows that players are already being hit by the effects of Brexit, and calls for protection when Britain finally leaves the EU.

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Funding, Visual Art, Sculpture, Liverpool, Biennial, Time Moves Quickly, schools

New Biennial sculptures – by the kids from Knotty Ash

New public sculptures are being created for Liverpool by the children of Knotty Ash Primary School in collaboration with the conceptual artist Ryan Gander.

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Royal Academy, Work

RA chief stands down

Charles Saumarez Smith, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy since 2007, is to step down having brought the institution through its biggest development since it moved to Piccadilly in 1868, 100 years after its foundation.

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Museums, Titanic, Greenwich, Belfast

Bid to bring Titanic artefacts to the UK

Museums consortium in bid to buy recovered items

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Politics, Brexit

Lords warn ‘Culture will suffer without Brexit deal’

A powerful House of Lords committee has warned that culture in this country will suffer if no reciprocal deal on movement is in the Brexit deal.

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Museums, Visual Art, Hull, William Wilberforce, Thomas Lawrence, National Portrait Gallery

Wilberforce on his way home

This famous unfinished portrait of William Wilberforce by Sir Thomas Lawrence is going home – to Hull.

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Theatre, Edinburgh, Fringe Festival, Amazon

Audiobook company to produce new theatre

Audiobook giant Audible is to produce live theatre in the UK.

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Funding, Theatre, Musicals, Hamilton

Hamilton creator sets up fund for Puerto Rico arts

The creator of the hit musical Hamilton has set up a multi-million dollar fund to support arts and culture in Puerto Rico.

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