Arts & Culture
Artist Sonia Boyce, the first Black woman to represent the UK at the Venice Biennale, has won the top Golden Lion prize. Bravo!
And female artists outnumbered their male counterparts in the main halls of the Venice Biennale for the very first time this year.
This is interesting. Creative Scotland is set to tie funding for arts organisations to their progress on net zero.
82% of Brits consider themselves creative, according to a new V&A study. They’ve also released a new vid on creativity at their museum site.
Jerwood Arts has announced a rejigged strategy, including a £1m boost in funding for early-career visual artists over the next three years.
A proper g’day. After a $74m donation, Australia is set to build its largest contemporary art museum in Melbourne.
Jony Ive and Prince Charles have announced the winners of the Terra Carta Design Lab contest, including a methane-catching cow muzzle. Not herd of that before.
Japan’s new tallest building from studio Pelli Clarke & Partners has topped out in Tokyo. わお！背が高い！(That’s Japanese for: “Wow! It’s so tall!”)
Theatre & Dance
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has called on the city’s residents to host visiting artists due to a lack of affordable accommodation.
The cast has been announced for a new Tony Blair rock opera. Blairspray The Musical. Phan-Tone of the Opera. We’ll leave it there.
Classical Music & Opera
London clubbing venue Printworks is to host a BBC Prom. Big Liszt, little Liszt, cardboard Brahms.
Decca Records has announced a partnership with Chineke! Orchestra, Europe’s first professional majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra.
Tourism & Heritage
Italy’s very own ‘monuments men’ have signed a deal with Unesco enabling them to protect heritage globally.
The Guardian takes a glimpse inside Queer Britain, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum, which is set to open next week.
Dig out the Babycham and Cherry B. The Black Country Living Museum is looking for old bottles of drinks marketed to women for their re-creation of a 60’s boozer.
Press, Books & Libraries
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is on the cover of the latest TIME magazine, and reporters spent two weeks with him in his Kyiv compound.
Press Gazette analysis has found that the Financial Times pays the best in UK media, while the Beeb has the worst employee to CEO pay ratio.
A miniature book of poems by Charlotte Brontë, previously thought to be lost, has been sold at auction for $1.25m.
There are four times more male characters than female in literature, according to a University of Southern California study using AI.
Exhibitions and Events
Jodie Comer is currently making her West End debut in the play Prima Facie for the next two months and critics are saying she’s Killing (Eve) it. Sorry.
London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts’ international film festival returns next Thursday, exploring ‘the cinema of the real’. Provocative.