THE first full English translation of the 400-year-old Latin medical casebook of Shakespeare’s son-in-law, the prominent physician John Hall (1575–1635), gives a new and rare insight into his career and the medical practises of the 17th
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Brent is the next London Borough of Culture, following Waltham Forest's programme in 2019. As to be expected from the home of Wembley Arena, its rich reggae heritage, and Kilburn's 'Music Mile', the 2020 celebration will be enriched with sound and song.
Highlights announced so far include:
Radar Sofia and Drama Pact are offering the chance for a theatremaker to spend time in Sofia meeting theatre operators for future partnerships and joint projects.
The open call is for playwrights, dramaturges, performers and theatremakers who are about to start work or are already working on a project that will benefit from a creative stay in Sofia, draw from its local area, involve Bulgarian theatre makers or could benefit the area / could be presented in Sofia in the future. The terms are:
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has just launched a new round of Networks Funding for 2019.
Applications are now open for groups or networks across England to receive support for the development of a fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting. Organisations and groups can apply up for grants of up to £1,000 and £2,000 depending on the size of the event.
British Council is looking to build connections between the UK creative sector and young artists in Sub-Saharan Africa.
British Council is actively seeking expressions of interest for Art Connects Us from UK-based organisations, curators and programmers in these fields:
- visual arts
Expressions of interest will be accepted until 10 March 2019.
The Creative Land Trust has been launched, supported by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund. It aims to secure long-term and affordable space for artists and creative people in London.
This innovative new organisation seeks to secure land and building space while keepong affordable rent rates by:
1. Purchase of freehold properties or long leases
2. Receipt of properties gifted or transferred by public or private partners
3. Purchase of buildings with a studio provider
The City of Culture Trust's first campaign since winning its bid for UK City of Culture 2021 celebrates human rights 70 years since the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, including a 14ft mobile illuminated poem which tours the city.
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