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Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Guardian view on culture: fight for the arts in our era of austerity | Editorial by Editorial

The real culture war is the battle to fund it properly, in the face of politicians bemoaning a lack of money As summer arrives, so too does big culture. The Hay festival has just wound up, w…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48PM
Saturday, March 23, 2024

The Guardian view on opera and circus: a populist pairing that scales the heights | Editorial by Editorial

Featuring awe-inspiring aerial antics, Welsh National Opera’s Death In Venice shows how innovative the art form can still be Conversation about opera has become an increasingly cronky mer…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Monday, March 4, 2024

The Guardian view on theatre pricing: an issue of cultural democracy | Editorial by Editorial

The future will be bleak for drama if the young and the low-paid are excluded When it comes to the cost of entertainment, there is a resigned acceptance that the only way is up. This reality…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54AM
Friday, February 23, 2024

The Guardian view on the false alternatives of arts funding: we need bread but also roses | Editorial by Editorial

As a decade of assaults on local democracy takes its toll, it is more important than ever to keep faith with the value of culture How do you put a value on culture? In this age of austerity,…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32PM
Saturday, January 20, 2024

The Guardian view on radio plays: an underrated cultural resource that must be preserved | Editorial by Editorial

Their status has fallen since the great days of Under Milk Wood or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but we still need audio dramas On 25 January 1954, Dylan Thomas’s great radio pla…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM
Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Guardian view on excellence in the arts: not about elites | Editorial by Editorial

It is refreshing to hear new ideas, but dividing culture into the best and the rest won’t do anyone any good The arts have taken such a battering in the UK over the last decade that they s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:42PM
Monday, April 10, 2023

The Guardian view on stars on the stage: theatre’s recovery should be applauded | Editorial by Editorial

Despite losses caused by funding cuts, a diverse range of vibrant work is pulling in new audiences Hayao Miyazaki’s glorious animation My Neighbour Totoro reimagined for the stage; a Tenne…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:36AM
Friday, March 10, 2023

The Guardian view on Fleabag’s fringe fund: a good deed in a bad world | Editorial by Editorial

By channelling money to Edinburgh performers, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is passing on some of her own good fortune The Edinburgh fringe is a shaggy old beast with many ailments. It’s too big, t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:25PM
Friday, February 3, 2023

The Guardian view on theatres in crisis: a moment to take stock | Editorial by Editorial

By cancelling all its shows from March, the Oldham Coliseum has thrown down a challenge to both central and local government Pity the poor Oldham Coliseum. This venerable regional theatre h…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:25PM
Friday, January 20, 2023

The Guardian view on AI in art: a challenge that must be met | Editorial by Editorial

Despite Nick Cave’s broadside against computer-generated lyrics, they’re here to stay. Artists need to be educated and protected Faced with an attempt by a new chatbot to imitate his own…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:25PM
Saturday, November 19, 2022

The Guardian view on levelling up in the arts: a tricky balancing act | Editorial by Editorial

A bold attempt to reframe England’s cultural life might be laudable but it comes at a price After a brief period of bafflement, accompanied by scrambled responses to the effect that “We …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:06PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Guardian view on cuts to arts funding: a calamity that must be averted | Editorial by Editorial

A delayed announcement about the next three years of support has left the arts world in limbo – but also with time to fight and rethink In the turmoil of the new government’s stock-takin…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:24AM
Friday, August 26, 2022

The Guardian view on Alan Ayckbourn: a tonic for sick times | Editorial by Editorial

Don’t assume that the arts are just about entertainment – they have a crucial part to play in the mental health of the nation The playwright Alan Ayckbourn is a standout figure in Briti…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12PM
Monday, June 27, 2022

The Guardian view on diversity in the arts: continuity matters | Editorial by Editorial

Changing Arts Council priorities are raising the stakes for a sector that deserves steady support The reopening of London’s historic Africa Centre in new premises south of the Thames is ha…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Monday, June 6, 2022

The Guardian view on Bradford, city of culture: Yorkshire’s triumph| Editorial by Editorial

The latest city to win the cultural crown must now work to transform its citizens’ hopes and possibilities Bradford is celebrating: it has won the competition to become UK city of culture …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:42PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Guardian view on the West End: a perilous business | Editorial by Editorial

The closure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is a sign of the fragility of theatre in the wake of Covid-19 Cinderella will not, after all, be going to the ball. The big new Andrew Lloyd…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:37PM
Saturday, December 25, 2021

The Guardian view on Covid-hit arts: there is a solution | Editorial by Editorial

A short-time work scheme would help freelancers when the going gets tough It is not just the hospitality industry that is facing chaos in this moment of not-lockdown. The cultural sector, e…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24PM
Friday, August 13, 2021

The Guardian view on the Edinburgh festivals: signs of rebirth | Editorial by Editorial

They may be smaller and quieter than they once were, but Scotland’s capital has its summer arts events, and even some visitors, back The Edinburgh festivals are back – but not as we know…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:32AM
Monday, November 9, 2020

The Guardian view on live art: irreplaceable energy | Editorial by Editorial

Cultural venues in much of the UK are now closed to audiences, but one thing is clear: the shared experience of art should never be taken for granted The late summer and early autumn saw a m…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Guardian view on the ‘festival of Brexit’: don’t write it off | Editorial by Editorial

About £120m has been set aside for arts commissions. It may as well be used wisely When, at the 2018 Tory party conference, Theresa May announced a “nationwide festival in celebration of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12PM
Monday, July 6, 2020

The Guardian view on £1.5bn for the arts: the shows will go on | Editorial by Editorial

Culture needed a lifeline, and has got one. Now the sector must avoid treading water There are as many reasons to applaud the UK government’s decision to pump £1.57bn into the arts as the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54PM
Monday, June 1, 2020

The Guardian view on arts and the pandemic: support needed now | Editorial by Editorial

The Southbank Centre in London is the latest institution to warn of disaster. It is time for decisive government action A vocal minority in the UK say the arts are parasites on the state, le…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Guardian view on UK theatre: on the brink | Editorial by Editorial

The brilliant creativity of British theatre must be safeguarded – and not just the great national institutions Theatre has brave new thinking in its bones. What is it, if not the imagining…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Guardian view on local theatres: the shows must go on | Editorial by Editorial

Theatres across the UK are struggling to provide the opportunities that actors and audiences needFrom the Ffwrnes in Llanelli to Eden Court in Inverness, the UK’s approximately 1,200 theat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:48PM
Friday, February 1, 2019

The Guardian view on business and arts: cash without a voice | Editorial by Editorial

Corporate sponsorship needs to steer clear of impinging on artistic freedomsNews that investment managers the Man Group is withdrawing its sponsorship from the Booker prize after 18 years ha…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:48PM
Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Guardian view on Yvette Cooper’s ‘town of culture’ proposal: a fine idea | Editorial by Editorial

Instituting a UK ‘town of culture’ award alongside the existing ‘city of culture’ title might look like a desperate post-Brexit search for meaning. But the idea could bring real bene…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:48PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Guardian view on Sir Ian McKellen’s tour: truly national theatre by Editorial

The actor’s one-man shows, marking his 80th birthday, will take him back to old hauntsMany people seek unusual ways to celebrate a big birthday, but it’s unlikely that anyone has beaten …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42PM
Friday, May 12, 2017

The Guardian view on King Charles III: a foreboding play | Editorial by Editorial

The BBC2 broadcast of Mike Bartlett’s play is a reminder that even for republicans, the Queen’s death will loom largeKing Charles III, Mike Bartlett’s play set in a future shortly afte…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Guardian view on staging Shakespeare: we must keep the Bard alive and speaking to us now | Editorial by Editorial

Authentic productions of the playwright’s productions can be brilliant but Britain must not be bound by a hertiage-industry view of Mr Anne Hathaway’s workThe abrupt cessation this week …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48PM
Friday, October 14, 2016

The Guardian view on women in theatre: a leading role please, not just a bit part | Editorial by Editorial

It is time for the possibilities, dreams, imaginations and capabilities of female actors to be properly reflected on stageIn London, the Donmar Warehouse has just opened its all-female The T…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:21PM
Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Guardian view on Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary: the play’s the thing | Editorial by Editorial

The Bard was the best of us, so to mark four centuries since his death we should make a resolution to see one of his plays this year, ideally in Stratford-upon-AvonUnfortunate the land that …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:55PM

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