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Barbican Centre appoints Arts Centre Melbourne’s Claire Spencer as inaugural CEO

After more than seven years at Arts Centre Melbourne, Spencer is leaving to run the largest performing arts centre in…


How an Australian company toured Europe mid-pandemic (plus Tubular Bells!)

Yaron Lifschitz reflects on the challenges of mounting three new works in Europe while half of Australia was in lockdown.


The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

Cleeves certainly knows how to construct a captivating, intricate plot with lots of unexpected turns.


Review: Doppelgangster's Cold War, Prague Fringe Festival

It’s easy to let the trajectory of the aural-optical assault wash over you, but blink and you’ll miss it all.

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Pregnancy gives a creative boost

Far from being a career killer, pregnancy can generate a creative rush. Growing a baby can be an artist's most…


UK’s most popular contemporary artists

Which contemporary British artists are the most searched? Banksy or Yoko? How did the YBAs stack up? The results will…


The double life of William Shakespeare: playwright and scammer

Shady facts of William Shakespeare’s wealth generation have come to light.


Novelist David Mitchell and composer Michel van der Aa team up for multimedia opera

David Mitchell and Michel van der Aa have joined forces to create multimedia opera ‘Sunken Garden.’


Olivier Awards nominations announced

Britain’s top theatre, dance and opera awards contenders for the 37th edition of the Olivier Awards were announced earlier this…


Victoria and Albert’s biggest seller yet

The Victoria and Albert museum’s retrospective on David Bowie has officially become their biggest selling show ever, and it hasn't…

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