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Awkward Bastards is back

Disability arts organisation DASH are pushing the conversation around inclusivity and invisibility forward at their latest Awkward Bastards event.

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To the beach

This new network of local authorities and cultural organisations is helping to take great art and culture to people living in coastal communities around England.

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Sir Nick Serota joins as Chair

Arts Council England welcomed new Chair, Sir Nick Serota, today, 1 February 2017. Nick joins the Arts Council after 28 years as the Director at Tate.

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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. Portraits Untold. Photo © Matthew Fessey 5. Aldeburgh Festival Bandstand on the Beach. © Aldeburgh Festival 6. Live Late at Millennium Gallery. Photo © Museums Sheffield. 7. Beastie, Lone Twin © Pekka Makinen 8. Public View exhibition launch, 2017 © Brian Roberts 9. Nicholas Serota - credit Hugo Glendinning 2016 10. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 11. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - informationisbeautiful.net 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