The Covid experience has taught us a lot about the value of art and how it is valued, and many see the government’s apparently new attitude as positive.
Set in a converted Somerset farm, Clayhill Arts is a training retreat for artists and creative professionals founded by Deborah and Michael Parkes and opening in 2017, and also a model of arts enterprise
Paula Orrell, a curator, is the director of the Contemporary Visual Art Network (CVAN) and has just launched Art Is Essential, #ArtIsEssential, a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of visual art
A new 12-part accessible podcast dedicated to the work of deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists is being launched tomorrow, February 11, devised and produced by a new collective called STRIVE. The TV, film and stage actor SOPHIE STONE, who was born deaf, is part of the team.
This is National Storytelling Week, the annual celebration of the spoken tale that’s been going since 2000, and it comes in the middle of an unprecedented explosion of literary enthusiasm.
Almost a million Britons have written their own books during lockdown, according to the biography writing service StoryTerrace.
Bluebell Girls in Paris, 1st November 1951, by Grace Robertson
Through the catastrophic gloom of the pandemic for art, the Liverpool-born artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman sees a possible silver lining for marginalised groups
Was it February 3, 1959, when the headline mourned the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper in a plane crash? Or was it December 31, 2020?
More people are enjoying orchestral music as it plays a growing part in everyday life, according to a report being published by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra tomorrow (January 6), which will help the orchestra remodel itself for new audiences and venues
The Rainboy, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14th June 1986, by Ian Spratt