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Cultural institutions across the country have been "wiped off the map" by Arts Council England's funding cuts, announced yesterday. Regular funding to 206 arts organisations, from fringe theatres to poetry societies and renowned organisations in dance and art, has been axed.

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Institute of Contemporary Arts executive director Ekow Eshun has left his role three months early after accusations of "poor management".

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Director resigns to write book but was not forced out, says gallery

John Tunnard: Inner Space to Outer Space, Pallant House, Chichester

Forgotten master of a lost universe. His work is in major collections worldwide and he was the equal of more famous contemporaries, but Tunnard has been overlooked

ICA faces staffing crisis as it struggles to make cuts

Staff at prestigious London arts centre take confidence vote in director

Tom Sutcliffe: Are you talking to me?

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The eyes have it: London puts its mime face on

Performers with chalky complexions and staring eyes bring a veritable dose of normality to stages across the capital this week, as the London Mime Festival treats theatregoers to eclectic experiences that include singing badger skulls, a mountain goat and an ode to bearded ladies.

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

This is the ICA at its best – a scattergun show that's funny, clever and impressive in its incoherence. See it if you can; if nothing else, it will make you think

Rosalind Nashashibi, ICA, London

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