Disabled artists to get widest audience via Southbank

Disabled artists are to get a global audience for the first time in January with the Southbank’s Unlimited festival.

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Rules eased for drink sales in music venues

The government has announced that alcohol sales will be permitted for music venues in England’s Tier 2 regions.

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Wembley switches Christmas on

A 24-metre high Christmas tree – Aurora Park – was lit up last night in Wembley Park.

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Thames Estuary becomes festival venue

The Thames Estuary is to host a large scale festival celebrating the history and culture of the riverside from Tilbury to Southend-on-Sea.

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90-year-old novice potter gets first show

Colin Anderson, who threw his first pot on his own wheel on his 90th birthday in January, is to have his work shown in an online exhibition.

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Freelances left out in cold in spending review

Self-employed freelance workers, the backbone of the creative industries, have been ignored in the Spending Review announced today by the Chancellor.

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Hockney portrait returns to Covent Garden

The David Hockney portrait of its former general director that was sold last month by the Royal Opera House is going back – courtesy of Covent Garden’s new chairman.

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Music PR guru Dvora Lewis dies

Dvora Lewis, known as the “godmother of music PRs”, has died of a heart attack, her family has announced.

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Kaarina Meyer 1946-2020

The music manager Kaarina Meyer has died of cancer aged 74 after more than 40 years in the business.

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Bloomin' Father Christmas is back

For many the image of Father Christmas is the one drawn for thousands of children by Raymond Briggs for his best-selling books, and now he’s back.

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