Arts, Venue / 04/08/2020 ‘Missing live theatre’: The arts cry for help as coronavirus ravishes industry

On Tuesday 21 July, tape reading “missing live theatre” was draped across the entrance of Norwich Theatre Royal. The appearance of the tape highlights the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic upon the performing arts, particularly live theatre performances. Theatres across the UK are currently shut as they are unable to run performances over safety...

Arts, Venue / 04/08/2020 Creativity in a crisis: art prevails in Yemen’s warzone

Since 2014, mainstream media reporting surrounding Yemen has centred largely around conflict. The situation in Yemen has been deemed “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” by the UN, with around 80% of the population (24 million Yemenis) in need of humanitarian assistance. There have been more than 100,000 deaths from the ongoing fighting between competing powers...

Arts, Venue / 04/08/2020 ‘The jewels in the crown’: Norwich’s independent venues in the coronavirus crisis

Following the roll out of government funding packages, I spoke to local Arts venues: the Norwich Arts Centre (NAC), the Maddermarket Theatre and the Norwich Puppet Theatre, on adapting to the pandemic and the effectiveness of government support. The Norwich Arts Centre, a venue renowned for its independent character, is on the precipice of its...

Arts, Venue / 04/08/2020 Mysterious artist, the Hat, dubbed ‘the new Banksy’

An elusive artist known as the Hat has been anonymously leaving artworks at locations across Suffolk with instructions to auction them off for charitable organisations. Maisie McCarthy, owner of the Oyster Inn, explained that the paintings appeared outside her pub in Butley, Suffolk. She said, “We don’t know when it happened.” Maisie stated that she...

Arts, Venue / 04/08/2020 Tate takes greater strides towards racial equality

On June 1st, Tate released a statement across its social media platforms reading: “We have a platform, a voice, and a duty to our members, employees, artists, visitors and followers to speak up and stand for human rights and anti-racism. Nobody should have to live in fear because of the colour of their skin”. The...

Arts, Venue / 04/08/2020 Museums on TikTok: undermining their reputations or moving with the times?

Many have been quick to comment on the presence of the World’s most famous and well-respected art institutions on new Gen-Z favourite platform, TikTok. Some household names including The Met, The Uffizi Gallery, Prado in Madrid and Paris’s Grand Palais have gained notable followings on the new social media sensation. The Uffizi has been identified...

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‘Missing live theatre’: The arts cry for help as coronavirus ravishes industry

On Tuesday 21 July, tape reading “missing live theatre” was draped across the entrance of Norwich Theatre Royal. The appearance of the tape highlights the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic upon the performing arts, particularly live theatre performances. Theatres across the UK are currently shut as they are unable to run performances over safety…

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Creativity in a crisis: art prevails in Yemen’s warzone

Since 2014, mainstream media reporting surrounding Yemen has centred largely around conflict. The situation in Yemen has been deemed “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” by the UN, with around 80% of the population (24 million Yemenis) in need of humanitarian assistance. There have been more than 100,000 deaths from the ongoing fighting between competing powers…


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