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NEWS | Published July 8th 2020, 9:09 am

Lights, Camera, Action: Hollywood stars exempt from UK’s quarantine rules

In an effort to reinvigorate the British film industry following the pandemic, the government has announced that major Hollywood stars will be exempt from quarantine regulations.

NEWS | Published July 8th 2020, 9:09 am

Managing expectations: Ivan Hewett on the arts bailout

Earlier this week, culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, did the impossible. After months of silence, and weeks of protest, he presented the country with a £1.57 billion arts fund to be divided across the country.

NEWS | Published July 8th 2020, 9:09 am

Just the job: Sunak to reveal summer statement today

A “kickstart scheme” to the sum of £2 billion will be announced by Rishi Sunak in his summer statement today, in the hope of creating more jobs for young people.

NEWS | Published July 8th 2020, 6:06 am

“Learning in leadership never stops”: director of Brighter Splash and The Oxfordshire Gardener addresses how she views Covid-19 as a learning curve for business

Samantha Murfitt is one business leader who has been left with plenty to ponder during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sitting down with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland’s Scott Challinor, Murfitt discusses her positive approach to managing her businesses through the crisis, while revealing some of the influences which have helped mould her into the businesswoman she is today.

NEWS | Published July 7th 2020, 11:11 am

Good things come in little packages: Kengo Kuma on the future of architecture

Of the cultural events cancelled as a result of Covid-19, perhaps the most prominent is the Olympics. Delayed until 2021, athletes are trainers alike have had to revise their schedules considerably. So too, has the stadium’s architect, Kengo Kuma.

NEWS | Published July 7th 2020, 11:11 am

Red letter day: Guggenheim responds to staff complaints

The Guggenheim has hired a lawyer to investigate the circumstances surrounding their 2019 Basquiat show following claims from staff that the museum’s executives have created “a culture of institutional racism.”

NEWS | Published July 7th 2020, 9:09 am

UK to impose sanctions on most “notorious” human rights abusers

Almost 50 individuals and groups behind the most “notorious” human rights abuses of recent years will face sanctions from the UK.

NEWS | Published July 6th 2020, 10:10 am

On the Mendes: theatre fund established to help individuals at “breaking point”

Sam Mendes has founded an emergency fund for those in the theatre industry who have found themselves at “breaking point” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NEWS | Published July 6th 2020, 9:09 am

Change of art: Government pledges £1.57 billion in support for the sector

Following weeks of pressure from the arts sector, the government has announced a £1.57 billion support package in a bid to save the sector.

NEWS | Published July 6th 2020, 9:09 am

Government pledges 30,000 new traineeships for under 25s

As fears surrounding mounting unemployment increase, the government has pledged to provide some 30,000 new traineeships for young people in England

NEWS | Published July 5th 2020, 4:04 pm

A balancing act and a steep learning curve: Downshall Primary School head talks Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown has seen schools cease their standard term-time activities nationwide, yet behind the scenes, headteachers and senior members of staff have had plenty on their plates to keep themselves occupied, even before the government’s plans to reopen schools in phases was triggered in June. Speaking to the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Ian Bennett, head teacher of Downshall Primary School in Ilford, Essex, tells of the challenges that the pandemic has forced on the school community.

NEWS | Published July 5th 2020, 1:01 pm

Live, laugh, loot: the trafficking of antiquities during a pandemic

At the height of Covid-19, online shopping increased by some 129 per cent. From the latest pair of Nikes to a bulk lot of Tunnock’s wafers, it seems that in 2020 any whim can be satisfied in a matter of clicks. Unfortunately, the ability to purchase whatever we want extends to the things we should not be able to – including the acquisition of stolen artefacts.

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

Turner way: art prize divided in ten

In a turn away from convention, this year’s Turner prize has been divided among ten “fantastic and exciting” artists, who will each receive a £10,000 bursary.

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

Dowden’s roadmap lacks direction says director of Theatre Royal

While Zoom calls can be trialling at the best of times, spare a thought for Adrian Vinken, the chief executive of the Theatre Royal in Plymouth. Last Monday Vinken made a call no director wants to make – informing his 240 strong staff that one third of them are at risk.

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