Arts & Culture
We could be set to see a £65m boost for good causes, including the arts, from the National Lottery under new contractual arrangements.
Would you believe it! They've only van Gone and found a previously unknown van Gogh self-portrait has been discovered on the back of another of his paintings.
Almost 30,000 images of the black diaspora in the UK and US, from the 1800s to present day, have been released to the public by Getty Images.
Fresh after being granted university status, Arts University Plymouth has been ranked as the best arts institution in the UK for student satisfaction.
Disability Arts Online has launched a debut publication from The Onyx Collection exploring intersectionality and cultural activism.
A contested da Vinci painting has been sold as an NFT. But who owns it? And is it real? And are we even real? The Art Newspaper investigates.
And just like that, the Italian government has halted the sale of digital copies of artwork from the country’s major museums. Per il meglio.
The longlist for the RIBA House of the Year 2022 has been unveiled. My fave is the house extension that incorporates 17th century ruins. But I am, regretfully, no expert.
David Adjaye and Ralph Appelbaum have been selected to lead the £57m redesign of Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum.
The AHRC and Design Museum are teaming up on a new £25m fund to boost green design solutions.
A dialysis machine inspired by a juice dispenser has won the 2022 MacRobert Award, the UK's most prestigious award for engineering innovation.
Got a lot of time for this one. A massive wooden clock from designer Fabien Roy has sprung up in the Swiss countryside to mark the Tour de France.
Theatre & Dance
Playwright James Graham and the outgoing English National Ballet artistic director Tamara Rojo were among those honoured at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.
Shakespeare North, a new £38m replica theatre near Liverpool, is opening its doors on Friday.
Classical Music & Opera
A new National Open Youth Orchestra is to open in Cardiff, providing space for disabled and non-disabled musicians to perform together.
Chineke! founder Chi-chi Nwanoku chats to the Financial Times about finally getting a seat at the orchestral top table.
Tourism & Heritage
11 historic pubs in the UK have now been listed by Historic England. Cheers.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in South London has won the Art Fund Museum of the Year. Bravo.
The V&A has announced that its children’s museum in East London will reopen next summer following a £13.5m redevelopment.
Museums Association reports on how the hourly pay for museum roles is down by a quarter in relative terms since 2011. Jeez.
Press, Books & Libraries
The Royal Society of Literature has announced 44 new fellows for 2022, including Nick Cave and Michaela Coel. Newsletters surely count as ‘literature’ by now.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time author Mark Haddon is to donate all future royalties in the US to abortion rights groups.
Press Gazette examines how Vox became the world’s top news publisher on YouTube.
The Booker Prize has unveiled a new book club challenge. What happened to my plan for a book club you ask? It got shelved.
Exhibitions and Events
The Museum of London has announced a 5 month ‘leaving do’ ahead of its move to a new site. Might go for a similar timespan for my next birthday.
The V&A is to explore the cultural significance of musicals in a major new exhibition. A source tells me that James Corden’s turn in Cats will feature significantly.
The V&A is also getting an exhibition on South Korean art, fashion and pop culture. Oppa Gangnam Style.
Crafts Council has announced plans for a summer of playful making across the UK until 3rd September.