Museum expansion plans at Birmingham and Swindon

Two museums are embarking on ambitious expansion plans.

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George the Poet becomes ACE’s youngest member

The spoken word performer George the Poet, 26, has joined the Establishment by becoming Arts Council England’s youngest member.

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English Heritage announces job cuts plan

More than 80 jobs at risk

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Record treasure finds, says BM

Last year new treasure finds by members of the public amounted to 1,120 in 2016, the highest since the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) began in 1997.

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Local arts funding plummets 12%

Local authority support for the arts has fallen by a dramatic £15m in the last year, according to new data from Arts Council England. 

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Scottish arts face more cuts

Creative Scotland warns of reduced funding

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Bristol Old Vic to lose 60% council funding

Bristol Old Vic, Britain’s oldest repertory theatre, is to lose almost two thirds of its local subsidy in Bristol City Council’s latest plans, to be confirmed on December 4.

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Creative skills missing from industrial strategy

The new industrial strategy announced today by business secretary Greg Clark fails to acknowledge the importance of education and skills training in maintaining the growth of the fastest growing sector in the econ0my, the creative industries.

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Tim Cooke to take on Shakespeare role

Tim Cooke, formerly the BBC’s head of broadcasting for Northern Ireland and now director of the Telegraph Museum in Cornwall, is to succeed Diana Owen as chief executive of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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Q-Ships VC sold for record price – but stays in UK

The Victoria Cross won by Commander Gordon Campbell when his “Q-ship” Farnborough destroyed an enemy submarine in 1917 has been sold for a world record price at auction, but will stay in the UK.

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