10 Shortlisted artists will have their work exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery for a VIP awards evening.
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.
Artist Vincent Kamp has turned film maker with ‘Queen of Diamonds’, a short film he has written and co-directed with Naeem Mahmood (Brash Young Turks).
The 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards will reward 2019's favoured Lottery-funded projects and individuals, with a prize for art, culture and film including several Culture Diary members.
The vote is open to the public, and you can vote for your favoured nominee here. There are further awards to vote on including 'heritage', 'sport', 'community and charity', and 'sporting legend'.
Nominations for the 'art, culture and film' £10,000 prize award are:
Construction has begun on East Bank, a new cultural district located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will cost £1.1 billion.
The new district, planned for a 2022 opening, will contain a new dance theatre for Sadler's Wells, a venue for the V&A, a new home for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus plus the BBC Singers, and a new campus for University College London, and the London College of Fashion (part of the University of the Arts London).
2019 sees 28 New Zealand companies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with many festival favourites returning : Scotland’s favourite New Zealand showband, Modern Māori Quartet return with two very different shows; A Slightly Isolated Dog take on the Edinburgh inspired novella Jekyll and Hyde; Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan, the team behind the acclaimed Power Ballad at Summerhall, return with a new performance work exploring gender and sexual politics; Java Dance once again
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.
Siobhan Davies Dance (London) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead) are pleased to announce the expansion of their four-year partnership, CONTINUOUS, to form the CONTINUOUS Network which will incorporate institutions around the country. This major collaboration has been awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant for £341,144 and £90,000 in support from the John Ellerman Foundation.