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The late summer and early autumn saw a modest reopening of the UK’s cultural venues. The…

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Comedy clubs, circuses, choirs and theatres across England are in line to receive a share of…

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Name: Fatima. Age: Early 20s. Occupation: Ballet dancer, for now. That sounds ominous. That’s because Fatima…

England arts bailout a ‘gamechanger’ – but some will miss out | Culture

The government’s allocation of £257m in funds to support arts organisations and venues has been welcomed…

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From standup to stanzas: Frank Skinner’s terrific guide to poetry | Stage

‘Phwooar – Ginsy Ginsy Ginsy, I love you so much!” You won’t find that in FR…

Michelle Wolf to Melania’s roses: the arts and pop culture that sum up the Trump era | Culture

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Mangrove review – Steve McQueen takes axe to racial prejudice | Film

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