The Culture Diary supported, curated and helped bring UK arts, culture and creative industries content to both SXSW and the GREAT Festival of Innovation in March 2018. There are a few visual highlights from each festival showcase
Shakespeare's Globe has announced a UK and international repertory tour of three plays 25 May–29 July 2018, a first for the company.
The company will take The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night on the road with the same cast playing parts in all three plays. On each night, the audience will have the choice of which play they will see.
The tour begins at Chilam Castle with a performance of each of the plays before two Sunday performances where the audience will vote their preference.
A UK music industry trade mission to Beijing, run by the Department for International Trade, is scheduled to take place on 10–15 April.
Partnering with the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the week-long DIT mission will allow for exploring opportunities and to grow UK music's presence in China. Interested parties should download the application form. Deadline is 16 March.
The International Business Festival 2018, taking place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on the 12–28 June 2018 and a major event during the Liverpool 2018 programme celebrating 10 years since being named European Capital of Culture, has announced the first phase of its programme.
With 12 sectors over 12 days, Monday to Thursday for three weeks, the programme is packed with speakers and panels on the Futures Stage, as well as networking opportunities.