Arts funding

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Ian McKellen keen to star in a stage musical: ‘I’m available but incompetent’
The actor, who is taking on a one-off role as a detective, is ready for an all-singing, all-dancing production next

Chris Wiegand

25, Jan, 2022 @11:09 AM

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West End’s small shows squeezed out in price-cutting dash for audiences
Award-winning theatre producer David Pugh says little productions can’t win in post-Covid environment

Ben Quinn

25, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Children’s TV makers say British shows could die as ministers scrap £44m fund
Nadine Dorries urged to restore help for UK broadcasters competing with global rivals

Jim Waterson Media editor

24, Jan, 2022 @6:05 PM

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Whodunnit? Ask Emma Thompson and her surprise super-sleuths
Ian McKellen and Sanjeev Bhaskar will also take to stage and solve a crime without rehearsal in starry fundraising drama at London theatre

Mark Lawson

21, Jan, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Dames in distress: Britain’s theatres count cost of Christmas wrecked by Covid
Cancelled pantos decimated income at peak time as soaring cases caused cast and crew absences and restrictions cut audiences

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

14, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Don’t strip the Sackler name from museums. It’s a visceral reminder of human greed
New York’s Metropolitan Museum has cut public ties with the Purdue Pharma opioid-crisis family. But its name is now as thought-provoking as much of the world’s art

Arwa Mahdawi

15, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Keep rightwing politics out of arts funding | Letters
Letters: Granville Williams abhors the threats to institutions over research into slavery, while Christopher Gordon writes that Arts Council England has presided over a climate of fear


09, Dec, 2021 @5:14 PM

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US author to give away £10,000 prize cash over role of sponsor in opioid crisis
Investigative reporter Patrick Radden Keefe will give money from business book of the year shortlisting to charity over involvement of McKinsey firm

Lucy Knight

03, Dec, 2021 @6:24 PM

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Charities watchdog set to be led by poetry and finance specialist
Nadine Dorries promotes Forward Arts Foundation trustee Martin Thomas for politically sensitive role

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

02, Dec, 2021 @6:28 PM

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Dozens of academics shun Science Museum over fossil fuel ties
Pressure mounts over museum’s sponsorship deals as open letter expresses ‘deep concern’

Matthew Taylor

19, Nov, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Climate wisdom out of the mouths of babes | Brief letters
Brief letters: Kids’ climate awareness | Philistines | Wordsearch stereotypes | Care costs | Crossword

25, Oct, 2021 @4:52 PM

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‘It began with cider’: how a group of young parents transformed a Somerset harbour
From pub nights to hard hats, the locals-run Onion Collective made East Quay arts centre in Watchet, Somerset, a reality

Oliver Wainwright

19, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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