Innovative Sheffield Project will give free event tickets to thousands
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).
PRS has revealed the lineup for its 2019 New Music Biennial, returning to Hull after its debut during the City of Culture 2017 celebrations, in partnership with Absolutely Cultured, Southbank Centre, BBC Radio 3 and NMC Recordings. It will take place across two weekends on 5–7 July 2019 at London’s Southbank Centre and 12–14 July 2019 in Hull, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and available as a download by NMC Recordings following the festivals.
Funding awarded to MIF by Jerwood Arts will provide mentoring fellowships for six Manchester-based creatives.
Six Greater Manchester-based artists have been selected for an opportunity to learn from some of the best artists and practitioners in the world in a scheme launched by Manchester International Festival. The chosen artists, who are within the first ten years of their creative practice, reflect the rich diversity of the festival programme with work spanning poetry, film, music, theatre, technology and visual art.
When Oscar Wilde died in 1900, the few obituaries that appeared were miserable: The Times concluded that death had brought an end to ‘what must have been a life of wretchedness and unavailing regret’, while The Sunday Times thought ‘no sadder record of a life wilfully blighted can be found… ’ And yet—more than a century later—Wilde’s star burns brighter than ever, and as Matthew Sturgis writes in his new biography (Oscar: A Life) ‘the position he holds is an extrao
The Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Festivals have formed and will finance the PLACE (Platforms for Creative Excellence) programme, intended to increase the reach of the renowned annual festivals' work. They have committed £15 million across the next five years. PLACE will be supported and administered by Creative Scotland.
Projects announced to recieve money from the first three years of funding (£5.8 million) are:
Now in its 26th year, the nation’s biggest and longest running comedy festival launches alongside the launch of a brand new sister festival, The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival, celebrating the comedy talent of the future
“One of best comedy festivals in the world” The Guardian