In 2014, the completely DIY book/musical/art/merchandising project by Kathy DiTondo called "I Was a Teenage Guitarist 4 the Clash" which recalled the mid 1970s cultural big bang involving DIY artists, musicians, publishers, designers, merchants, writers and other creators of independent content which emerged from the streets of London and went global was brought to market.
The place to be every August is Edinburgh. Both the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe are a vast collection of UK and overseas talent in performing arts across all its forms, both traditional and innovative or original.
Music Venue Trust (MVT) has published two free guides to support individuals and organisations in creating and running their own music venue in a bid to increase the number of venues opening in the UK.
Manchester International Festival 2019 continues its diverse and expansive programme with the premiere of grime superstar Skepta's DYSTOPIA987 installation on 17–18 July 2019.
Sixteen years after the breakthrough grime album Boy In Da Corner by Dizzee Rascal was released, Stormzy headlined Glastonbury Festival 2019 bringing this resolutely British sound to a global audience.
Up to £3,000 is available for UK musicians and professionals wanting to develop and perform work in Russia for British Council's UK-Russia Year of Music 2019 programme.
The funding is open to "individual musicians and professionals (e.g. composers, conductors, performers, librettists, sound artists, event producers) who have an existing interest in or contact with Russia, and who have a strong project idea that funding would help them to fulfil."
Arts and culture bring people together, through sharing perspectives and appealing to wide audiences. There are plenty of UK organisations and events that are actively pushing to include a greater spectrum of people from differing backgrounds and experiences.
All Points East, a music festival taking place over two weekends in East London's Victoria Park, had a stellar second year after its 2018 debut with performances, artist curated shows and community mid-week entertainment from 24 May to 2 March.
All Points East 2019 closed its final day with a headline performance from Bon Iver on Sunday, with more music by John Grant, Mac Demarco, Ezra Furman and Snail Mail.
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.