Kuwait Calling is a trailblazing collaboration between the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), a cultural powerhouse in the Arabian Gulf region, and London-based 59 Productions’ team of Tony and Olivier Award-winning creatives (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, David Bowie is, War Horse), featuring dancers from Rambert, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.
Read our February 2020 newsletter, headlined by our new Culture Diary showreel video which showcases the work we have been doing since 2016 to help the sector with their international working.
This is in addition to our usual selection of industry news, and welcomes to our latest registered organisations.
We are delighted to share with you our latest video designed to show you, in vivid colour, what the Culture Diary does to support the culture and creative industry sectors.
As 2019 comes to a close and we look ahead to 2020, the team at Manchester International Festival are reflecting on a successful year and excited by what’s to come in the new decade.
This year’s festival - the second led by our Artistic Director John McGrath - was the biggest yet, with more than 1,000 ticketed events, ranging from dance, theatre, music and visual arts, to site-specific performance and immersive installations.
British Council has partnered with PRS Foundation again to bring emerging UK musical talent to Brazil for three musical residencies.
Musicians in Residence is a regular programme that sees three musicians make their temporary home in three different cities. In 2019 Belfast-based musician and producer Chris Ryan is going to São Paulo; singer and musician Anaïs is going to Salvador; and violinist, writer and composer Midori Komachi is going to Diamantina.
With World Cup Rugby at fever pitch for England fans, all eyes are on Japan for its upcoming sports and cultural events. British Council is leading on the UK in JAPAN 19–20 season, a year-long programme of cultural and education-focused events and activities in both Japan and the UK which provides opportunities for British and Japanese organisations.
The Culture Diary and Arts Council England is taking a delegation of visual arts leaders and emerging designers from across the UK to Hong Kong next month from 2–7 December. The mission takes place at Business of Design Week and is a direct result of working with a number of Culture Diary members eager to expand their creative and cultural practices internationally. The mission will work with the Department for International Trade and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office via the GREAT Britain Campaign.
After two years of work, Sarah Lucas’s major retrospective opens 2 November 2019 – 16 February 2020 at Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, realised in close collaboration between the artist and curator Yan Shije, director of the museum.
Candoco Dance Company – a world-leading professional dance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers – is seeking applications for three dancers to join the company to tour nationally and internationally from spring 2020, with a minimum 2-year commitment.
The company encourages applications from all disabled artists at any point in their career. Apply by Monday 18th November 2019 at 10am.
The world renown London Community Gospel Choir was approached by Holland Baroque an innovated and original Baroque orchestra based in Utrecht.
The two worlds of music although opposites could also flow tremendously well together. The director for Holland Baroque came to see the choir's Christmas Show at The Royal Albert Hall and straightaway knew this could work.