Life by Press Association October 3, 2018, 12:55 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Windrush novel Small Island is being adapted for the stage by the National Theatre. The “epic” adaptation of Andrea Levy’s much-loved and prize-winning 2004 book will begin at the National’s Olivier Theatre in May next year. It will feature “the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK” and “a cameo appearance of a boat called the Empire Windrush”, artistic director Rufus Norris said. He said the timing of the play was “prescient” but it was programmed before the revelations about the Windrush generation. Levy was “very involved” in the production, he added. There are almost 50 scenes in the first half of the book which from “a designer’s point of view it’s a complete challenge and an opportunity”, he said. “But what that means is you have to find … [Read more...] about Windrush novel adaptation in National Theatre’s 2019 programme
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A Rustington primary school has been given a gold award by a national organisation, recognising its variety of arts activities offered to pupils. Georgian Gardens Community Primary School applied for consideration by Artsmark, an organisation which awards schools for achievements in art education.The panel of judges who made the Artsmark Gold award recognised the high-quality art and cultural curriculum offered by the school, which is supported by a good range of partnerships.When congratulating the school staff, the judges highlighted the support Georgian Gardens gives to other schools through arts awards and the continued professional development and training which staff take part in. Head teacher Amie Bowers was very pleased with the recognition for the school. She said: “We are delighted that Georgian Gardens has received this acclaimed award in recognition of the valuable work of the school.“It is fantastic to see how the arts can enrich pupil’s learning and … [Read more...] about National Artsmark award recognises school contribution to arts
By Laman Ismayilova Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was represented at the international forum on "Museums for Sustainable Development of Society" in Tbilisi, Georgia and at the regional seminar. The event was co-organized by ICOM National Committee in Georgia, ICOM European Alliance, Georgian Museum Association, ICOM Azerbaijan National Committee, the Georgian Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Georgian National Agency for Cultural Heritage and National Museum of Georgia as part of "2018 - Year of European cultural heritage", Azertag reported. President of ICOM Dr Suay Aksoy, Director of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum Shirin Malikova, President of ICOM European Alliance Dr. Luis Raposo, General Secretary of the European Museum Organizations Network (NEMO) Julia Pagel, ICOM Ian Fund Executive Director (ICOM Fund) Byorn Stenvers, member of the Board of Creativity Lab Ragnar Siil, General Director of the National Museum of Georgia, David Lordkipaniz, Chairman of the ICOM Georgian … [Read more...] about ICOM National Committee represented at international forum in Georgia [PHOTO]
Tyne & Wear 26 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-44264293 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A new exhibition of unseen Pitmen Painters' art has opened.Many of the works have been sourced from the local community in the coal-mining town where the Pitmen Painters first formed in the 1930s.It was a group of … [Read more...] about Unseen Pitmen Painters’ art on display
The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle means many things to many people, but, while loyalists are bagging their picnic spots and unpacking the union-jack party plates, some hard-pressed arts organisations will be taking a longer view. Once the party is is over, reality strikes: a royal wedding means the admittance of a new member into “the firm” – and for them, a lifetime of public patronage. It has already been announced that Markle will become a partner in the Royal Foundation, set up by Princes William and Harry in 2009 as an umbrella for a clutch of charities. Besides youth work, the foundation’s portfolio is dominated by the princes’ preoccupations with the armed forces and conservation, while the charities that will be picked for Markle’s individual support will – in Palace parlance – “reflect Miss Markle’s own interests”. The National Portrait Gallery and the art therapy organisation, Art Room, were among … [Read more...] about What have the royals ever done for the arts?