London boroughs to share £3m in new cultural competition

6 July 2017

Also this week: London mayor Sadiq Khan has defended the proportion of arts funding that goes to the capital

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London boroughs to share £3m in new cultural competition

32 boroughs will compete to be named ‘London Borough of Culture’, with one taking the title in 2019 and another in 2020. Read more

Sadiq Khan: Funding London arts ‘benefits whole country’

London mayor Sadiq Khan has defended the proportion of arts funding that goes to the capital. Khan claimed it disappoints him when London’s benefits to the rest of the country are not recognised. Read more

TEF rankings: UK arts universities are of the “highest quality”

Most of the arts-focused higher education institutions assessed by the new Government ranking scheme have received a gold award. Read more

Arts, education and science leaders link up in fight for soft Brexit

Leaders in the fields of arts and culture, education, science and research have joined together in a bid to secure the futures of their sectors after Brexit. Read more

British Museum to bring back Reading Room as part of revamp

The British Museum has unveiled plans for a 10-year and beyond transformation which will result in its Reading Room being brought back into use and its galleries telling “more coherent and compelling stories”. Read more

DCMS launches #CultureisDigital

The project looks at how culture and digital technology can work together to drive audience engagement, unleash the creative potential and boost the capability of cultural organisations. Read more


Celebration, Private View and Film Screening of the London Cultural Citizens Pilot - 13 July

Please join us for a celebration of the London Pilot of The Cultural Citizens Programme. The event will celebrate the key moments of the London pilot programme and its impact on young people, and will include a private view of photography and documentation by young people participating in the programme of their journeys across London, an overview of key findings from the national evaluation, a screening of a film and an opportunity to network over drinks. Find out more

Storybox 2017 - 15 July to 12 August

Foyles are proud to present Storybox 2017 – the free children’s and young adult book festival taking place from Saturday 15 July until Saturday 12 August across all of their shops. Find out more

Mini Maker Faire - 29 July

The Institute of Imagination Mini Maker Faire returns, hosting activities that allow children to make with their hands or through tools and technologies which they may not usually have access to. Find out more

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