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Please could we have a cultured cultural secretary? | Stewart Lee

I am a pan-disciplinary recipient of the two highest cultural honors in the country, the Bafta for film and television and the Olivier for theatre; I was described by the Times as “the world’s greatest living comedian”; I rapped in 10th century Old English on a #1 single; I won celebrity genius answer questions about […]

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Culture Secretary ‘very optimistic’ for full return of live music, as Download Festival added to events research program

Business News Legal Live Business Top Stories By Chris Cooke and Andy Malt | Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Optimism is growing that shows and events at full capacity will be possible again in England from June 21 following comments from UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Although a government spokesperson stressed that data is […]

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Program unveiled for AIM 2021 conference with Culture Secretary among speakers

A varied itinerary of three days of online sessions will take place between 16and and 18and June 2021, with content ranging from hands-on best practice sharing sessions to virtual networking workshops. As with most industry events right now, Covid looms large. The main objectives of the conference include exploring lessons learned from the pandemic and […]

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Interview with Princess Diana: British Culture Secretary wants change at the BBC

UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has called for a change of attitude at the BBC following the Dyson report into the circumstances surrounding Princess Diana’s 1995 interview with Martin Bashir on ‘Panorama’ . Writing in Britain’s The Times newspaper on Monday, Dowden said: ‘The BBC needs to improve its culture to ensure this never happens […]

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BBC must act quickly to restore trust, says UK Culture Secretary

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday the BBC must act quickly to restore trust after a damning report into how it secured a 1995 interview with Princess Diana revealed failings at heart of the state-funded broadcaster. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the Government would not ‘stand idly by’ after the report concluded […]

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What to listen, read and watch this summer

Jazz EP, Rodrigo and Gabriela Featuring three covers from the Grammy-winning Mexican acoustic duo, the Jazz EP takes on Kamasi Washington, Snarky Puppy and Astor Piazolla. The first release of the decade for the duo, play it in the back garden while the sun is shining and it will transport you to places beyond restrictions. […]

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Fans will help craft new rules to govern football, announces Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden

Fans and players will help craft new rules to govern football, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced. A “group of experts” to advise the government will be appointed this weekend. And Mr Dowden promised the review would lead to real change in the way clubs are run. He said: “This weekend I will announce the […]

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UK Government will not consider festival insurance until lockdown ends, Culture Secretary says

The UK government will not consider festival insurance until the lockdown ends, according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Speaking at a Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee meeting on May 13, Dowden clarified the position, suggesting that insurance support would only be considered an option. after the fourth stage of the easing of […]

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Live events are under review, Culture Secretary warns ‘as the country enters a period of heightened vigilance’

VSChampagne corks popped at the stroke of midnight on Friday as Polish bars and restaurants opened their outdoor terraces for the first time in more than six months and many Poles came out to celebrate. Bars and restaurants can now offer outdoor service, with indoor service due to reopen with limited capacity on May 28. […]

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Culture Secretary’s claims about visa-free tours to 17 EU countries slammed as ‘misleading’

New claims by UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that artists will be able to tour without a visa in 17 of the 27 European Union countries after Brexit have been slammed as ‘misleading’ by a leading campaign group . After more than 300 figures in the arts industry signed an open letter last month urging […]

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Sale of Channel 4 ‘under review’ in this Parliament, says Culture Secretary

Oliver Dowden said there was reason to consider the best future operating model ‘for the public broadcaster, which is largely commercially self-funded ( Image: NurPhoto Images/PA) Ministers are considering selling Channel 4 as part of a review of public service broadcasting. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said a decision on whether or not to privatize the […]

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The Culture Club Sound Bath will soothe your body and soul

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Grab a towel, yoga mat, and comfortable clothes, and head to Bruce’s Beach on Friday to attend “A Sound Healing Experience.” South Bay Cultural Club is hosting its first in-person sound bath event in partnership with Bloom Holistic Healing from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14 at Bruce’s Beach, 2600–2698 N. Bayview […]

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Culture Club South Bay Hosts Sound Healing Event at Bruce’s Beach – Daily Breeze

Grab your singing bowls and start this weekend off with “A Sound Healing Experience” in Manhattan Beach. The Culture Club South Bay will host the sound bath event in partnership with Bloom Holistic Healing from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at Bruce’s Beach. The event, the organizer said, will continue the climate of healing […]

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billionaires quit leading roles in the arts

As two of the founders of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross and Sir Charles Dunstone have a lot in common. ©Getty David and Shelley Ross with David and Samantha Cameron at the Tories Summer Party in 2006 – Getty They both went to the same public school, forged stellar careers becoming billionaires, donated to the Conservative […]

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billionaires retire from leading roles in the arts

As two of the founders of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross and Sir Charles Dunstone have a lot in common. They both went to the same public school, forged stellar careers by becoming billionaires, donated to the Conservative Party, and are generous patrons of the arts. But, over the weekend, it emerged that the pair are […]