Film

Director to ignore 15 rating for poverty film

Film director Sean McAllister is ignoring film censors by letting under-15s watch a  documentary about poverty for free in protest at its 15 rating.

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Funding, Hull, Arts Council

Further arts boost for Hull

Hull is to get a £1.25m award from Arts Council England.

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Politics, Brexit

‘Plan for no-deal Brexit’ arts told

Creative organisations have been warned to prepare for a “no-deal Brexit” by the Confederation of Creative Industries’ CEO Alan Bishop, while another report today says that dance will suffer without the right Brexit safeguards.

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Film, BFI

The Great War as it was lived

Film director Peter Jackson’s reconstruction of First World War documentary film into a narrative, using modern digital technology, is to have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October.

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Health,

‘Art aids health’ say GPs

Two-thirds of general practitioners believe that art makes a significant contribution to public health, according to a new survey.

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Visual Art

The art of making money – as seen by Topolski

The long-hidden drawings by the Polish expressionist Feliks Topolski from the 1950s of the Bank of England’s printing works in Epping Forest are going on display for the first time.

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Visual Art, National Portrait Gallery, Poetry, Dylan Thomas

NPG acquires John’s Dylan Thomas portrait – for Wales

A portrait of the poet Dylan Thomas by his friend and drinking companion Augustus John has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery – to be reunited in Wales with that of his wife.

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Museums, Museum of London

Toxic fatberg in museum quarantrine - watch it here

The last pieces of the “fatberg”, the monstrous agglomeration of sewer waste found by Thames Water workers under Whitechapel in East London, have become part of the Museum of London’s permanent collection – in quarantine.

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Glyndebourne, Opera, Work

Langridge takes on Glyndebourne

Stephen Langridge, a champion of contemporary opera, is the new artistic director of the temple of traditional opera, Glyndebourne.

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Historic England

England’s tragic, triumphant and timeless stories

This is the memorial stone for Charlotte Dymond, aged 18 when she was murdered in I844, and a humble waymark in the nation’s story.

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