Alice Jaspars

Culture Editor for the Leaders Council

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NEWS | Published April 2nd 2020, 10:10 am

Edinburgh Fringe festival cancelled for the first time in history

From its establishment in 1947, the aptly named Edinburgh Fringe was intended to act as a more eccentric rival to the main International Festival.

NEWS | Published April 1st 2020, 2:11 pm

Collecting the present for the future: contemporary collection amid the coronavirus pandemic

The changing role of the museum in the twenty-first century has resulted in a number of collections acquiring objects from contemporary society. The outbreak of coronavirus is no exception.

NEWS | Published April 1st 2020, 10:10 am

Art dealers waive video fees amid coronavirus pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, contemporary art dealers are joining together to share video art online, referred to by the Telegraph as “what effectively amounts to a mini international festival of film and video by artists.”

NEWS | Published March 31st 2020, 11:11 am

Loaned Van Gogh stolen from Dutch museum

Police are investigating the theft of an “incredibly valuable” Van Gogh from the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands.

NEWS | Published March 30th 2020, 9:10 am

Professor Dame Mary Beard appointed to British Museum board despite No. 10 opposition

Following the decision of No. 10 to block Professor Dame Mary Beard from a position on the board of the British Museum, the cultural institution has appointed her regardless.

NEWS | Published March 30th 2020, 8:08 am

Antiques on High director, Vincent Page: “I struggle to understand how some appear to put financial gain in preference to life itself”

Following the government's announcement that all non-essential shops are to be shut to prevent the spread of coronavirus, The Leaders Council spoke with Vincent Page, director of Antiques on High, to ask his views on the government’s handling of the situation.

NEWS | Published March 26th 2020, 4:04 pm

Guy Pomroy, director of Starkstorm on the coronavirus pandemic: “These are unprecedented times”

“These are unprecedented times. As the business that provides medical equipment and installs and maintains it going forward for the NHS, these are challenging times. We have been designated as key workers. We are doing everything we can to ensure that we can continue to provide the level of support for the NHS, because we know that it’s testing times for them especially.”

NEWS | Published March 26th 2020, 11:11 am

Chair of Arts Council England announces £160 million emergency fund to help arts sector

Museums, theatres, galleries and artists who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in England will have access to a £160 million emergency fund issued by Arts Council England.

NEWS | Published March 25th 2020, 3:12 pm

Valeria Luiselli announced as winner of Rathbones Folio Prize

Valeria Luiselli, author of Lost Children Archive, has been announced as the most recent winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize.

NEWS | Published March 25th 2020, 11:11 am

Woody Allen’s memoirs find new publisher

Woody Allen’s autobiography Apropos of Nothing has been published by Arcade Publishing following Hachette terminating their agreement with Allen earlier this month.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 3:11 pm

Former Manchester United players offer free accommodation to NHS staff

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, former Manchester United players, have offered free accommodation to NHS staff in two hotels they co-own.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 11:11 am

Former first minister cleared of 13 counts of sexual assault

Alex Salmond has been cleared of 13 counts of sexual assault against nine different women following a two-week trial.

NEWS | Published March 23rd 2020, 3:12 pm

Oxford University society who no-platformed Amber Rudd banned from university

Following the UN Women Oxford UK society’s decision to no platform Amber Rudd earlier this month, the university has barred the society for breaching free speech guidelines.

NEWS | Published March 23rd 2020, 12:12 pm

Prince Edun Akenzua calls upon British museum to return Benin Bronzes

Prince Edun Akenzua of the Royal Court of Benin has called upon a British museum to “blaze the trail” and return one of thousands of Benin Bronzes looted during the colonial era.

NEWS | Published March 19th 2020, 2:10 pm

Culture in Quarantine festival announced by BBC

The BBC have announced the Culture in Quarantine festival, covering dance, theatre, and classical music among other events during the current coronavirus pandemic.


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