Lydford takes charge at Nevill Holt Opera

Annie Lydford has been announced as the new managing director of Nevill Holt Opera, replacing Rosenna East.

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‘Open arts career paths’ early plea to Johnson

Any new immigration rules introduced by the new Conservative government must take into account the value of foreign talent to the burgeoning creative industries, worth more than £100bn a year to the UK economy.

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83-year-old toilet roll is best museum object

The residents of Hertfordshire have chosen a toilet roll, made in Letchworth in 1936, has been chosen by Hertfordshire residents as their museum object of the year.

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Weston Jerwood focuses on inclusion

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries is looking for placements that prioritise socio-economic diversity and inclusion.

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RA elects first female president

The printer and painter Rebecca Salter, 64, had been Keeper of the RA, effectively the president’s deputy and principal of the RA Schools, since being elected in 2017. She has been an RA since 2014.

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Tate Britain becomes its own Christmas tree

Each year Tate Britain on London’s Millbank invites an artist to create its Christmas tree. This year, Anne Hardy has decorated the museum’s whole facade.

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Agency created to make fantasy real

A new organisation has been created to forge collaboration between the movie industry and social research.

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Maitreyi to head FACT programmes

Maitreyi Maheshwari is the new head of programme at FACT Liverpool.

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Labour’s £1bn arts pledge

Labour has promised a “cultural renaissance” with a £1bn new charter for the arts.

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‘Philanthropy is not just money’ – Hannah Rothschild

A retired estate agent who helped a music academy find a new home – and then gave the organisation £37,500 to help them buy it – has won the individual Achates Philanthropy Prize.

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