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Concerts and theatre could be cheaper after lockdown with VAT slashed

Will theatre and concerts be cheaper after lockdown, as VAT is slashed?

Philharmonia orchestra

Will the government’s £1.5 billion for the arts actually reach those in need?

Two leading church choirs abolished in London, amid coronavirus crisis

Choral music to cease at parish church of the House of Commons, as choir is reportedly abolished

Nostalgic Hugh Jackman builds Sydney Opera House jigsaw, tears it all apart

Nostalgic Hugh Jackman builds Sydney Opera House jigsaw, tears it all apart

Sam Mendes sets up theatre fund

Netflix donates £500k to director Sam Mendes’ fund to help UK theatre workers ‘at breaking point’

Women more likely to leave arts sector due to coronavirus crisis, says new research

Women more likely to leave arts sector in coronavirus crisis, research warns

Beverley Knight Performs At London Palladium

UK arts venues to receive £1.57bn in emergency government funding

‘Let the music play’: classical artists and venues back campaign to save live music

‘Let the music play’: classical artists and venues back campaign to save live music

A view from the stage of the Auditorium of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Royal Opera House and Royal Albert Hall among iconic venues fearing closure amidst coronavirus uncertainty

‘Friends’ composer gives iconic ‘I’ll Be There’ theme a twist, amid pandemic

‘Friends’ composer gives iconic ‘I’ll Be There’ theme a twist for corona times

Bespoke masks for brass musicians

Someone is designing bespoke masks for brass and woodwind players to stay safe amid coronavirus

Antonio Pappano and other opera stars join Royal Philharmonic Society to discuss the impact of coronavirus on opera.

‘We shouldn’t be ashamed of charging money for our concerts’ – Pappano on how classical music can survive COVID

Oxford High Junior School Chamber Choir

Government says ‘no singing, wind or brass playing’ for older pupils in school choir or assembly

New wedding rules say ‘no musicians, no singing, no chanting’

‘No singing, no wind instruments’, says government guidance for post-lockdown weddings

Oliver Dowden faces criticism for ‘lip service’ over real funding for the arts

Oliver Dowden faces criticism for ‘lip service’ over real funding for the arts

Suspending music from the curriculum?

Leaked documents reveal plans to suspend music and ‘non-core’ subjects from school curriculum

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