Residents and members of community groups in and around Derby Road in Southampton hope a new arts project will banish the bad memories of the TV programme Immigration Street. The Channel 4 series was cut short when locals protested it misrepresented their community. A new series of mosaics is intended to celebrate the diverse neighbourhood.
Arts venues based at the University of Southampton have been awarded more than £3m over three years (2015-18) by Arts Council England, as part of its National Portfolio funding programme.
The University is proud to continue to host three Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations on its Highfield campus – John Hansard Gallery, Turner Sims, and Nuffield, providing a concentration of artistic and cultural activity at the University, which is unique in the UK.
It’s been announced that over three years the John Hansard Gallery will receive approximately £1.3m, the theatre company Nuffield £1.6m and the concert venue Turner Sims just over £129,000.
A museum in Oxford has raised one million pounds from members of the public to ensure a famous 19th century painting stays in this country. The Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus was painted by Edoura Manet and is currently touring the country. It has been bought by the Ashmolean Museum .
A blue plaque has been unveiled at a house in Brighton once occupied by legendary artist John Constable. The top floor of the property was used as his painting room and the current owner Peter Harrap also paints there.
His Great great Grandson Richard Constable says Brighton was a huge source of inspiration for the painter.
The diaries of the writer Virginia Woolf have been bought by the University of Sussex at a Sotheby's auction. The diaries reveal personal details of the author's final years, giving an insight into her daily life.
Virginia Woolf lived in Lewes in Sussex in the early 1900s.
The University of Sussex was able to raise the £60,000 for the journals with the help of the V&A/MLA Purchase Grant Fund, the Friends of the National Libraries and individual donors.
The Bodleian Library has secured one point two million pounds towards the acquisition of the personal archive of nineteenth century British inventor and photographer William Henry Fox Talbot.
The money was awarded by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. The library in Oxford has until the end of February to raise the remaining one million needed to buy the collection.
The Bodleian Library's Deputy Librarian Richard Ovenden explains why the works are so important for a modern audience.
Chatham artist Billy Childish explains his links to the dockyard and Kent University professor Tim Howle talks about the new five million pound facilities at the School of Arts.
Chatham artist Billy Childish has officially opened the University of Kent's five million pound new arts development. The School of Arts facilities in the Historic Dockyard include studios, workshops and performance spaces for more than 300 students at the Medway Campus.
Reading Museum has unveiled a new portrait of Sir John Madejski.
Crowds turn out at St Augustines Church in Ramsgate to celebrate the life of Augustus Pugin, who designed Big Ben and hundreds of other buildings.