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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.

NEWS | Published April 29th 2020, 3:12 pm

Who Cares Wins: the art world lends a hand amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Patrons of the arts are a diverse lot. From Elton John to Ed Sheeran, those who chose to support the art world span generations and genres; however, some are more surprising than others.

NEWS | Published April 29th 2020, 3:11 pm

All must have prizes: Oscars change the rules, for one year only

For the first time in the Oscars’ history, films will no longer be required to be shown in cinemas to be eligible for an award.

NEWS | Published April 29th 2020, 10:10 am

Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson announce the birth of their first child together

Carrie Symonds and her fiancé Boris Johnson have announced the birth of their first child together, a "healthy baby boy".

NEWS | Published April 29th 2020, 10:10 am

The Show Must Go On: Sondheim’s 90th birthday gala goes ahead

Most people are willing to settle for a cake and a couple of cards for their birthday. Stephen Sondheim, on the other hand, had an entire gala to celebrate his special day.

NEWS | Published April 29th 2020, 9:09 am

Coronavirus update: Millions of tests now available in the UK

Millions more people in the UK now have access to coronavirus testing after it was announced the rules would be loosened last week.

NEWS | Published April 28th 2020, 12:12 pm

Talking Heads: Lockdown edition

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the country’s national treasures are coming out to play, lifting the nation’s spirits during these most uncertain times. Alan Bennett, the playwright responsible for The History Boys, Lady in the Van and others, has sanctioned the reinvention of his Talking Heads series, while observing the government mandated social distancing measures.

NEWS | Published April 28th 2020, 12:12 pm

What have you don? Oxford professor given loan by college before arrest

It has been revealed that Dr Dirk Obbink, a former Classics professor at the University of Oxford, was awarded a £434,000 loan by Christ Church college prior to his arrest in March.

NEWS | Published April 28th 2020, 11:11 am

From FLOTUS to film star: Michelle Obama documentary to be released on Netflix next week

For the past two years, Michelle Obama has earned the title of the most admired woman in the United States. Be it her role as America’s first lady, spanning nearly a decade, or the publication of her memoirs, Becoming, an instant best seller, it is clear that Obama has more strings to her bow than an Olympic archer. Following her tenure as FLOTUS, she made the decision to work with Netflix in a producing capacity, alongside her husband Barack.

NEWS | Published April 28th 2020, 11:11 am

Tesco has increased online capacity by 103 per cent, says chief executive

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has said that the retailer has successfully been able to provide over one million online shopping delivery slots for the first time, having increased its online capacity by 103 per cent within weeks.


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