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'Emil and the Detectives' by Red Earth Theatre. Photo © Red Earth Theatre / Robert Day
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Celebrating dance

One Dance UK is bringing the fourth edition of its biennial conference celebrating Dance of the African Diaspora back this November.

Lenny Henry and cast members of Rudy's Rare Records appear on stage.

£4.6 million to help diversity flourish

We’re investing £4.6 million to help embed diversity within England’s arts and cultural sector, from its senior leadership to the artistic work being produced.

The Grinning Man premiere

A character who was the inspiration for Batman’s ‘The Joker’ has been turned into a musical theatre star in a new production premiering at Bristol Old Vic this week as part of their 250th anniversary season.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 2. Flex Dance performance. Photo © TIN Arts 3. The Arts Council of Great Britain – 47th annual report and accounts 1991–92 4. Mbulelo Ndabeni. Image © Foteini Christofilopoulou. 5. Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production Rudy's Rare Records. Photo © Robert Day for Birmingham Repertory Theatre. 6. Stylised seahorse with filigree decoration. Photo: David Rowan (c) Birmingham Museums Trust 7. Louis Maskell as Grinpayne in The Grinning Man Photo Seamus Ryan 8. Jesse Wine The Whole Vibe of Everything, 2015 (c) Artist Courtesy the artist and Limoncello Gallery 9. Joli Vyann. Image courtesy of Arts Bournemouth. 10. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 11. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - 12. David Glowacki's 'Hidden Fields'. Photo © Paul Blakemore / Interactive Scientific Ltd. 13. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 14. Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Chris Parkes 15. Travelling Light Youth Theatre end of term summer sharing 2015. Photo: Camilla Adams / Travelling Light Theatre Company. 16. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford