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Park Theatre chief Jez Bond brands the Government’s strategy and Tier 4 ‘disastrous’

“It’s pretty disastrous.” That’s the view of Jez Bond, artistic director of London’s Park Theatre, of these last few weeks of Government decision-making, which have seen several regions plunged into first Tier 3 and then Tier 4 – meaning their theatres are … Continue reading

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‘No notice, no proper details’: the little bookshop fearing a second lockdown

“We feared a second lockdown might happen, but we wanted it earlier,” says Jonathan Main, owner of independent Bookseller Crow on the Hill in London’s Crystal Palace. “Locking down again during our second-busiest sales month of the year? Bad news.” … Continue reading

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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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My Country; a work in progress, National Theatre

How quickly should art react? The National’s Great Britain opened right on the heels of the 2014 phone-hacking trial, and here again the theatre is speedy with this response to the EU referendum. But, as with Brexit itself, the piece … Continue reading

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The art of living

Highlights of my April MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Public property New London Architecture’s Peter Murray discusses the transformation of the capital’s public spaces – past and future Don’t miss: Pickup artist Find innovative, affordable work and create it at … Continue reading

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The art of living

Highlights of my March MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: The female gaze Forward-thinking women working in architecture, urban and landscape design are showcased at Roca London Gallery Don’t miss: Grand designs The 2015 Designs of the Year include self-driving cars, skyscraper … Continue reading

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Kingmaker, St James Theatre

The news cycle waits for no man. When Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky’s thinly veiled Boris Johnson satire premiered in Edinburgh at the beginning of August, it seemed remarkably timely, coinciding as it did with BoJo announcing his intention to … Continue reading

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