RISE is the name for the platform, organisation and year of activity celebrating inspirational women in Liverpool and abroad.
VisitBritain's annual travel trade event for the tourism industry now in its fifth year, opens 8–10 May 2019.
VisitBritain is gearing up to host its annual flagship travel trade event to sell destination Britain to the world.
ExploreGB takes place in Harrogate, Yorkshire where more than 250 international travel buyers from 31 countries will do business with more than 320 tourism suppliers.
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.
British Council has revealed its lineup of 30 artists for the Edinburgh Showcase, a programme of performing arts that takes place every two years at the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals,
Opening 19–24 August 2019, British Council's Edinburgh Showcase gives theatre and dance companies their biggest chance to show work to international promoters, potentially opening up export opportunities.
This year's showcases is filled with women writers and performers, and promises a range of issues including gender, disability, identity and race. The full lineup is:
Department for International Trade has led on the launch of the UK Garden and Pavilion at Beijing Expo 2019, the largest horticultural exhibition in the world. It includes five months of cultural, creative and other activities developed with partners British Council, VisitBritain and more.
ArtFund has chosen its five nominees for Museum of the Year 2019, including one from each of the devolved nations. The winner will receive £100,000.
The nominees are:
- HMS Caroline, Belfast
- Nottingham Contemporary
- Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
- St Fagan's National Museum of History, Cardiff
- V&A Dundee
Olympia London has announced its collaboration with Chickenshed and Stagecoach Performing Arts, with the ambition of transforming Olympia into a "world-leading cultural district" that "genuinely engages and embraces the creative community in Hammersmith and London as a whole".
There will be a £1bn regeneration of Olympia London which will see new arts and music venues and creative office space constructed on the 14-acre site. Chickenshed and Stagecoach work with thousands of young people every year all of whom will have access to Olympia's future spaces.
British Council has opened its Edinburgh International Festival Artist Development Programme for 2019, and is looking for minority ethnic and / or disabled artists who want to take work to the world-renowned festival. The programme takes place 20–22 August 2019.
Successful artists will receive a ticket budget to see a diverse range of shows, attend events and expand professional networks. They will also gain special access to British Council's Edinburgh Showcase, with its hand-picked selection of international artists.
Arts Council England has published findings from 37 workshops across the company last autumn asking organisations from around the UK how it should approach its next ten-year strategy. Its new ten-year strategy is expected to be published autumn 2019.
Department for International Trade has launched the year-long Great British Design campaign, with an event in Hong Kong ahead of December's Business of Design Week (BODW). The UK is the partner country for 2019's edition of Business of Design Week taking place 2–7 December 2019.
The UK will bring the biggest ever delegation of internationally-renowned British designers to Hong Kong, including Thomas Heatherwick, Sir John Sorrell (co-founder of London Design Week) and Anya Hindmarsh.