Arts responding to climate emergency – report

Arts organisations are responding positively to climate change criteria, according to a new report for Arts Council England.

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World’s biggest boy band connects with artists to ‘change the world’

BTS, the world’s biggest boy band, is behind a global Connect project involving leading artists such as Antony Gormley.

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Row over York pantomime

Theatre boss says changes needed to arrest decline

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Liz Johnson is Midlands museums guru

Liz Johnson is moving from the National Trust to fill a new Arts Council role as director of museums collection development for the West Midlands.

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Waiting on… and on

The scheduled performance of the West End musical The Waitress was cancelled on Saturday after the lead actress in the role of Jenna, Lucie Jones, and both understudies, Olivia Moore and Sarah O’Connor, fell ill.

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Chatham Dockyard chief stands down

Bill Ferris, who has overseen development worth £47m in 19 years, is to retire as CEO of Chatham Historic Dockyard.

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Where is it now? Lost art on web display

Forty of the world’s most famous lost works of art have been given new light via a special website.

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English Heritage acquires Hadrian fort

English Heritage has been given a Roman fort in Hadrian’s Wall to be part of the National Heritage Collection.

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Gormley and Antunes commissioned for Plymouth centrepiece

Antony Gormley and the Portuguese artist Leonor Atunes have been commissioned for Plymouth’s £40m museum and arts centre, The Box, due to open in June.

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Pioneer dance plan for small venues

Dance is often seen as the Cinderella of the subsidised arts, but a new initiative seeks to prove that there is a growing and enthusiastic audience.

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