These letters were published in the 26th December edition of the Independent
Arts Council Of England
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Wednesday 06 March 2013
London’s Southbank Centre is to bring its Festival Wing out of the 1960s and into the 21st century with a £100m overhaul that marks the “final piece in the jigsaw” in the transformation of the cultural venue.
Monday 25 February 2013
Posthumous gift to Arts Council England comes 10 years after mysterious piano-lover’s death
Sunday 24 February 2013
Mystery deepens over work that disappeared from Poundland wall
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Arts Council England has said it is unable to intervene in the sale of a Banksy mural removed from a wall in North London over the weekend.
Thursday 14 February 2013
Andrew Lloyd Webber may be at home in the glamorous surroundings of the West End stage, but his charitable foundation is backing a portable theatre that will bring exciting new work to locations from village halls to car parks across Britain. All it needs is a plug socket.
Monday 04 February 2013
News that GPs will prescribe books to help those suffering from mental health problems is a smokescreen - the Coalition is failing the most vulnerable
Tuesday 29 January 2013
More than 700 arts organisations supported by Arts Council England will receive a letter tomorrow detailing significant cuts in financial support as a result of an £11.6m reduction in its Government funding.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
Delays mean artist's plan for a three-mile vortex above the Mersey may be called off
Saturday 29 December 2012
David Cameron has paid tribute to “Fleet Street legend” Lord Rees-Mogg, who has died after a short illness aged 84.
Friday 30 November 2012
Government backs plans encouraging hundreds of thousands to bequeath to arts and culture
Saturday 27 October 2012
My mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know." In front of me lies, within its handsome pale blue-and-cream hard covers, Albert Camus's The Outsider (L'Etranger) in the new translation by Sandra Smith for Penguin Classics. I remember when I first met – or rather heard – the laconic, deadpan Meursault. Camus's inscrutable anti-hero reached me, as a greedily omnivorous teenage reader, via the battleship grey of a Penguin Modern Classics paperback bought in WH Smith.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
A free digital art service set up to give everyone access to the Cultural Olympiad from their living rooms is to be extended for another six months.
Artistic director of National Theatre Sir Nicholas Hytner warns of 'clear and present danger' for regional theatre amid arts cuts
Monday 01 October 2012
Sir Nicholas Hytner said at the launch of the NT’s annual report that he wanted to highlight “enormous short-term issues” for regional theatres, and said further cuts would be “madness”.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Church halls are great friends of forgotten authors. A rootle in the used-book stacks of St Giles-without-Cripplegate in London brought me to this novelist, journalist and panellist, born to a family of prominent Jewish intellectuals in Manchester in October 1915.
Monday 02 July 2012
There may be no Glastonbury Festival this year but the pair behind one of the event’s standout instillations will next week unveil their contribution to the Olympic celebrations. One that “sticks two fingers up” to the commercial side of the games.
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