Arts policy

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The Guardian view on Unboxed: so much for the ‘festival of Brexit’ | Editorial
Editorial: The year-long celebration of creativity, commissioned by Theresa May, is not what anyone expected. Will the public take it to their hearts?


20, Mar, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Unboxed festival launches with vow to get Britain reconnected
The controversial festival, hailed as a ‘once in a lifetime’ cultural event, opens with an immersive history of the universe, About Us, at Paisley Abbey

Libby Brooks

01, Mar, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Patrick Radden Keefe on exposing the Sackler family’s links to the opioid crisis
The journalist tracked the billionaire arts philanthropists’ role in the OxyContin scandal in his gripping bestseller. He talks about why the bad guys are still getting away with it

Sean O’Hagan

27, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Channel 4 isn’t broke, don’t fix it’: MPs launch bid to stop sell-off
Letter to Boris Johnson argues that move to privatise broadcaster would run counter to Margaret Thatcher’s founding vision

Toby Helm

20, Feb, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Jan Dungey obituary
Other lives: Performer who was one of the founders of the all-female Cunning Stunts theatre group

Nicky Stainton

28, Jan, 2022 @5:46 PM

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An atmosphere of threat lingers over the arts - and it’s created by the government | Charlotte Higgins
A sign of a functioning society is its artists being free to create work that pushes against prevailing political tides, says Guardian chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

06, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘We want dignity’: the vanishing craft of Kashmir’s papier-mache artists
Award-winning artist Maqbool Jan is one of a handful still practising the ancient artform, but without government help he fears it could be lost

Shoaib Shafi in Srinagar

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Lord Gowrie obituary
Conservative politician whose background in literature and fine art equipped him well as an arts minister for Margaret Thatcher

Stephen Bates

24, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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The row between art galleries and donors is bigger than bringing home the Bacon | Oliver Basciano
As Tate faces potential legal action from a Francis Bacon donor, British galleries’ relationships with private collectors need more scrutiny

Oliver Basciano

12, Aug, 2021 @2:02 PM

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Tate donor warns: ‘I’ll take back my £20m Francis Bacon collection’
Barry Joule, a close friend of the artist, says the gallery has not kept to a pledge to stage exhibitions of the works

Dalya Alberge

08, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Andrew Lloyd Webber on Cinderella: ‘We’re not looking for a fight – we just want culture back!’
The composer said his latest musical would open, even if he went to jail. Now it has – but he’s still furious at a government he says has ‘dumped’ theatre. We talk to him and the show’s writer Emerald Fennell

Chris Wiegand

01, Jul, 2021 @7:58 AM

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Download Pilot review – a joyful noise for fans and bands
Exuberant scenes at the rock and metal festival test event find its 10,000 guinea pigs leaving Covid blues far behind

Matt Mills

20, Jun, 2021 @5:09 PM

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