Ikon’s new curator is Melanie Pocock

Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery has appointed the writer and contemporary curator Melanie Pocock as its new curator.

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Turner’s Dream

Some of the views of the River Thames that inspired J M W Turner to build a house there go on display at that house for the first time on Saturday, January 10, after an opening by Sir David Attenborough.

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Golden decade of discovering history

Historic England has listed ten of the most extraordinary archaeological discoveries to mark the close of a remarkable decade of finds.

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McKellen tops Stage Power List

The actor Sir Ian McKellen has topped The Stage 100 Power List for his marathon tour of Ian McKellen on Stage, the first actor ever to head the list of the most influential individuals in the theatre in UK, usually dominated by producers.

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Dove Cottage gets Wordsworth birthday upgrade

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday this year is to be marked by a £6.2m remake of his home, Dove Cottage, and the village of Grasmere.

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Congratulations…

...to those from our arts and heritage sector receiving honours...

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Hull’s Green to run UK festival 2022

Martin Green, who masterminded Hull’s successful year as City of Culture in 2017, is to run 2022’s cultural festival marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

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Perth arts board’s mass resignations

Most of the board of Horsecross Arts, which runs Perth’s theatre and concert hall, have resigned after a critical external report.

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Monty Python and a Tudor playhouse in 2019 listings

The London location where the famous Monty Python "Mr Creosote" sketch was filmed is one of the more surprising among Historic England’s 2019 choices for listing.

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Bury wins 'Town of Culture' award

Bury has been named Greater Manchester's inaugural Town of Culture.

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