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NEWS | Published May 5th 2020, 10:10 am

Creator of Black Mirror reflects on Covid-19

Last year the prospect of a global lockdown as the result of a virus seemed to befit the work of Black Mirror’s creator, Charlie Brooker. Yet six weeks into a countrywide closure, the societal impact of Covid-19 is anything but fictional.

NEWS | Published May 5th 2020, 9:09 am

Covid-19: How RfM Group is supporting clients through the crisis

The RfM Group is a multi-faceted accountancy firm headquartered in Lancashire. In conversation with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, managing director Paul Newsham discusses how RfM is helping its clients navigate their way through the Covid-19 crisis.

NEWS | Published May 5th 2020, 8:08 am

Coronavirus update: Intermediary species may never be found

An NHS contact tracing app is set to be released today for council and healthcare workers in a trial exclusive to the Isle of Wight.

NEWS | Published May 4th 2020, 11:11 am

A change of art: Covid-19 a “forced sabbatical without guilt” for the art world

In the past six weeks working from home has changed from a choice to a necessity. With the countrywide introduction of social distancing measures and self-isolation, life before Covid-19 is becoming more of a distant memory as the days progress. For some artists, this new reality may inform their work long after the end of the pandemic.

NEWS | Published May 4th 2020, 10:10 am

Not a pretty picture: James Gardner explores the history of the Louvre

While the outbreak of Covid-19 has resulted in the closure of 95 per cent museums across the world, alternative ways of exploring culture are becoming commonplace. From the Google Arts and Culture app, to the almost daily Instagram live videos from a range of institutions, culture has not disappeared, simply changed its form.

NEWS | Published May 4th 2020, 10:10 am

A fairy tale ending: Disney struggles amid Covid-19 pandemic

When Bob Iger rode off into the sunset after 15 years as one of the most powerful men in the land, he had well earned his happily ever after. However, the outbreak of Covid-19 had other ideas for his fairy tale ending, and just months after handing over the role of chief executive to Bob Chapek, Iger found himself back in the lurch, trying to save Disney amid a global pandemic.

NEWS | Published May 3rd 2020, 12:12 pm

Posthumous novel by Simone de Beauvoir to be published next year

A novel by Simone de Beauvoir, deemed “too intimate” to be published during her lifetime, will be released next year.

NEWS | Published May 3rd 2020, 12:12 pm

Behind the scenes: reimagining theatre for a post-Covid world

Whoever wrote the old theatrical adage, “The show must go on” clearly did not anticipate a global pandemic. They were by no means alone, with those across the world taken off guard by the outbreak of Covid-19, and its subsequent global impact.

NEWS | Published May 2nd 2020, 12:12 pm

Hard Times: Dickens Museum one of many who fear closure

London’s Charles Dickens Museum is one of many who fear closure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The collection, housed in the home of the author, has been financed by ticket sales, however, with no visitors since March, the director fears permanent closure may be on the cards.

NEWS | Published May 2nd 2020, 12:12 pm

Cancel culture: How Biennials are responding to Covid-19

At the beginning of 2020, the art world was looking forward to over 40 Biennials across the globe. The advent of Covid-19 has resulted in the cancellation of almost half, with more in the works at the time of writing. From São Paulo’s Bienal to the Front International, in Cleveland, exhibitions across the world have made the decision to delay or postpone in response to the global pandemic.

NEWS | Published May 1st 2020, 12:12 pm

Closed doors and open minds: Is it time to reopen our museums?

The UK has been under lockdown for almost 40 days and 40 nights, and while the prime minster announced we are “past the peak” of the virus outbreak, it is unclear when we be able to return to some semblance of normality.

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

A picture’s worth a thousand works: Historic England introduces photography project in lockdown

It is estimated that in 2020, over 1.4 trillion photographs will be taken across the world. Were this the work of one person, their life span would exceed 45,000 years. Thankfully, we have the held of around eight billion other people to take selfies with us.

NEWS | Published April 30th 2020, 11:11 am

“Quite extraordinary”: Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Captain Tom Moore, who has raised almost £30 million for the NHS, celebrates his one hundredth birthday today.

NEWS | Published April 30th 2020, 10:10 am

Coronavirus update: PM to give first briefing since hospital

Boris Johnson is set to announce the government's "steps to defeat" Covid-19 later today, in his first press conference since returning to No. 10.


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