Tag Archives: art

‘Galleries are safe, but visitors need to feel that’: can the Royal Academy survive without funding?

Axel Rüger, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy, is “cautiously optimistic” about this week’s vaccine news. “We live in hope every day that this vaccine will work.” Read my full Telegraph article here

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Can the Tate galleries survive in an era of mass Covid fear?

There are very few winners in the Government’s draconian new tier system, which has forced closures of arts venues in the new Tier 3 and placed capacity caps on those in Tiers 1 and 2. But Helen Legg, director of … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry’s uplifting lockdown art exhibition cancelled – thanks to lockdown

The new, more restrictive tier system has created a high-stakes national lottery for arts venues. Land in tier 3, and your luck is out: no galleries or museums are allowed to open at all. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Public cash for billionaires? The questions hanging over Oliver Dowden’s Cultural Recovery Fund

This week saw some succour for the arts. The award of £257 million in grants to British organisations has finally been announced. This money will come from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, and it’s designed to tide businesses over … Continue reading

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Preludes, Southwark Playhouse

Where does music come from? That’s the vital question posed to Sergei Rachmaninoff in Dave Malloy’s extraordinary 2015 chamber work, as the great late-Romantic Russian composer – stuck in his third year of harrowing writer’s block – tries to relocate his gift. It comes … Continue reading

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London’s Top 10 family-friendly theatres

Continuing our London Theatre Guides series, we’re celebrating half-term by highlighting some of the capital’s most welcome and exciting venues for younger audiences. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Home Futures, The Favourite, Michelle Obama and inspiring libraries

In my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts pages: Exhibition Avant-garde visions in Home Futures at the Design Museum Film A right royal romp in award-winning The Favourite Theatre Sondheim reborn in the sensational musical Company Commuter corner Candid reflections from Michelle Obama … Continue reading

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Peanuts, Widows, mime and romantic cinemas

Welcome to the new and improved double MoveTo Town and Country Arts section! January highlights include: Exhibition Somerset House celebrates the enduring influence of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang Film Steve McQueen provides thought-provoking genre thrills in Widows Theatre Natasha Gordon’s family drama Nine … Continue reading

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Renaissance rivals, A Star is Born, and The Height of the Storm

On my November MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Brothers-in-law Mantegna and Bellini offer competing Renaissance visions at the National Gallery Film Lady Gaga impresses in the latest incarnation of A Star is Born Theatre Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce lead Florian Zeller’s The Height … Continue reading

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Designs of the Year, Crazy Rich Asians, Heathers and Serial

On my October MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Exciting innovation in Designs of the Year at the Design Museum Film A cultural milestone – and a dazzling romcom: Crazy Rich Asians Theatre An Eighties classic reborn in Heathers The Musical Commuter corner Serial Season … Continue reading

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