RISE is the name for the platform, organisation and year of activity celebrating inspirational women in Liverpool and abroad.
On 3–5 May, Liverpool's Sound City takes place, once again delivering a cutting edge lineup of contemporary music, as well as a day packed with panel talks and lively discussion. Plus, we will be there too.
Come and see Brad and Cheryl at the Culture Diary on Friday 3 May. Speak to us about registering for and using the Culture Diary, and we'll tell you how we can help you spread your creative and cultural activity far and wide.
British Council has revealed its lineup of 30 artists for the Edinburgh Showcase, a programme of performing arts that takes place every two years at the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals,
Opening 19–24 August 2019, British Council's Edinburgh Showcase gives theatre and dance companies their biggest chance to show work to international promoters, potentially opening up export opportunities.
This year's showcases is filled with women writers and performers, and promises a range of issues including gender, disability, identity and race. The full lineup is:
British Council has opened its Edinburgh International Festival Artist Development Programme for 2019, and is looking for minority ethnic and / or disabled artists who want to take work to the world-renowned festival. The programme takes place 20–22 August 2019.
Successful artists will receive a ticket budget to see a diverse range of shows, attend events and expand professional networks. They will also gain special access to British Council's Edinburgh Showcase, with its hand-picked selection of international artists.
Edinburgh International Festival, taking place 2–26 August, has revealed its full 2019 lineup which includes Stephen Fry, LA Philharmonic, Kate Tempest, and the world premiere of Scottish Ballet's The Crucible.
The annual festival covers arts and culture from all over the world, including opera, classical and contemporary music, dance, immersive and traditional theatre.
Highlights of the programme include:
A partnership between British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland has led to £138,000 of funding going to 16 organisations after an open call for projects linked to European partners.
Successful bids for the funding receive between £6–10,000, and each project includes at least one European organisation, while helping to promote Scottish work around the world.
Winning organisations are:
Innovative Sheffield Project will give free event tickets to thousands
My show, How Eva von Schnippish won World War II is raucous blend of music, dance, comedy and high-octane full-on silliness. A real fun night out that I'm bringing to the Vault Festival from Wed 6 to Sun 10 March.
The UK Government's annual presence at SXSW begins on Friday 8 March with the UK Advertising and Interactive Mission Reception at the British Music Embassy. The reception will include a live performance by blues, folk and indie duo Ferris & Sylvester and synth-led electro-pop band FEMME.
Liverpool City Region's 10 year celebration of being named European Capital of Culture saw 2.2 million visitors and the economy boosted by £85 million, four times that of 2017's figures.
Highlights of the programme were:
China Dream – nine month season including China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition, Chinese New Year (20,000 and netting £609,611), plus two visual arts installations: Presence at St George's Hall and This Is Shanghai in the Cunard Building (garnering £407,362).