Masterworks of Native American Art to Be Donated to The Met by Charles and Valerie Diker

With This Gift, Native American Art Will Now Be Displayed in The Met’s American Wing (New York, April 6, 2017)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the promised gift from Charles and Valerie Diker of 91 works of Native American art—a selection of recognized masterworks from the collection they assembled over more than four decades. Joining another 20 works already…

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New creative partnership to get more people participating in the arts

Pictured (l-r): Darren Henley, Jenny Niven, Tony Hall, Jonty Claypole, Nick Capaldi and Noireen Mckinney Major cultural organisations from across the UK are coming together in a way never seen before to inspire new audiences and enhance the UK’s position as a global creative force. Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, announced the launch of Culture UK – a new…

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The Civic To Showcase New Collection of Intimate Portraits by Barnsley Photographer Adrian Ashworth

BARNSLEY PHOTOGRAPHER ADRIAN ASHWORTH EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CARERS IN A NEW COLLECTION OF INTIMATE PORTRAITS. Barnsley photographer Adrian Ashworth is probably most well-known for his images of Yorkshire and the Peak District. He has also previously been a professional photographer for Barnsley Metropolitan Council, covering official engagements and live music events. However, Adrian’s…

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CBeebies dances into Halifax to host free family event

In celebration of Goldilocks And The Three Bears, CBeebies’ brand new ballet collaboration with Northern Ballet, the BBC is bringing its Dancing Beebies extravaganza back to Yorkshire on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April. The free family event will be held in the grounds of Eureka Children’s Museum, Halifax, between 10.30am-4.30pm on both days, and is open to everyone, whether…

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Sue Perkins to host the British Academy Television Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that Sue Perkins will host the British Academy Television Awards in 2017, marking her first year as master of ceremonies at the event. The awards will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank on Sunday 14 May 2017 and the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC…

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Watching nature programmes makes you happier new research reveals

BBC Earth, the BBC’s global factual brand, has today published findings of an international study titled The Real Happiness Project showing nature programming’s direct impact on the mood and wellbeing of its viewers. Global audience mood significantly lifted by viewing landmark natural history hit Planet Earth II Study results prompt BBC Worldwide to launch The Real Happiness Project which aims…

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BBC Four pays homage to Brian Pern in touching one-off tribute programme

Following the sudden death of Brian Pern in a segway mistake, BBC Four is to broadcast a special documentary, dedicated to the musician, celebrating his life and work. The one-off special, Brian Pern: A Tribute, will be directed by the award-winning film-maker Rhys Thomas OBE (self-proclaimed) who will talk exclusively to Brian’s friends and family as well as any random…

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BBC Store releases It’s The Goodies! Collection

It’s The Goodies! on BBC Store www.bbcstore.com includes six episodes not previously available to own – The Greenies, The Loch Ness Monster, Winter Olympics, Black Magic, Clown Virus and Animals. BBC Store, the digital download to own service, today (Thursday 16 February) celebrates one of Britain’s most anarchic and delightful comedy troupes The Goodies by releasing some rarely seen and…

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