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Glastonbury’s Equinox mini-festival will no longer go ahead, with co-founder Emily Eavis blaming the cancellation on ‘a number of reasons’


Major British theatre chain ATG has backed the move to minimise the spread of COVID-19


Sport and culture, the spirit of Ancient Greece and the thousands of missing spectators for this year’s Olympics will be celebrated in a series of installations celebrating the event in Tokyo


Forced to close for over a year, Cirque du Soleil is finally back, making its first stop in Las Vegas ahead of a return to destinations worldwide


Download boss described the event as ‘the return of the full festival experience we’ve all been waiting for.’


The COVID-safe version of the event will go ahead at quarter capacity with no camping allowed


The Smithsonian has partnered with cruise operator Ponant to offer educational voyages to a number of destinations worldwide


The iconic marmalade loving-bear was inspired by a lone teddy bear in a toy shop close to Paddington station


Travel to the year 3000 and back with a brand-new Doctor Who-themed immersive theatre experience coming to London in May


Research has revealed that 26% of British festivals have been called off due to a lack of COVID-related cancellation insurance


Ticket-holders had to provide a negative COVID test to gain entry


The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund will support cultural institutions through financial difficulties and bring tourists back to the area


Lithuania’s government is backing plans to transform its famous Lukiškės Prison complex into a multifunctional hub featuring museums, restaurants, hotels and other commercial and cultural spaces


Life in Stages is a brand-new conversation series from the National Theatre profiling some of the biggest names in British theatre


The Royal Albert Hall has released a short film, narrated by Mick Jagger, to celebrate the anniversary


Egypt has celebrated the long-awaited opening of its National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with a procession of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies through Cairo


The London venue says the move will widen access to its performances while also enticing an audience fresh out of a national lockdown


The historic theatre in London will reopen with a series of Shakespeare classics starting in May


Jean Nouvel have won a competition to design the new opera house in Shenzhen, while SANAA submitted the winning entry for the city's maritime museum


Mexico’s famous luchadores are taking a stand against COVID-19, touring Latin America’s largest wholesale food market to promote mask wearing


The actor shared his story to raise awareness for the fund, which supports theatre workers in financial crisis


The gallery was originally founded with the hope of bringing art to the working classes


Isle of Wight festival organisers say that they hope to bring back as many artists as they can for the later dates


Coming to Canada in 2025, the multi-purpose venue will incorporate state-of-the-art features necessary to facilitate large-scale eSports events


DriveINSIDE Theatre will allow visitors to get a dose of culture right from their cars


What does it take to make it to the elite level of circus performer? Cirque du Soleil veteran Elena Lev reveals all...


Geoff Ellis says the vaccine rollouts are ‘encouraging’ for the festival sector, which has been hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic


Coachella and Stagecoach will not be able to go ahead due to the ‘dire COVID-19 situation’ in California


Are plastic bubbles the future of live music?


The platform will help to recoup revenue lost as a result of the ongoing pandemic


Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition has been touring since 2012


A converted steel factory and Butchart-inspired gardens are at heart of Shanghai’s newest and largest parkland and culture zone


The world-famous Glastonbury music festival will not go ahead in 2021 ‘with great regret’


The spinning coaster by Mack Rides represents a €17.5m investment and is the first ride to be themed after a music festival


Work has begun to redevelop Berlin’s former Spreepark into a cultural attraction


The experience will feature memorabilia and memories curated by Def Leppard


The second round of NLHF’s Culture Recovery Fund makes £36m available for sites across Britain


The ‘cinematic’ performance follows the tragic story of poet André Chénier who was executed during the French Revolution


Industry leaders have urged the British government to set out reasonable return timetable for mass gatherings and to introduce insurance policies to provide stability for the country’s music festivals


Grupo Xcaret says its new landmark attractions will now open at the end of the year - 12 months later than originally planned


Recognising the world’s most astonishing attractions, Planet Attractions names 2021’s Wonder Award winners


See the Dickens Museum take its performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ online with actor Dominic Gerrard


Combining cutting-edge technology with traditional stagecraft, a new virtual reality experience from the Royal Opera House will make its grand debut in 2021


Tier three is a major blow for London’s theatre venues, which had only just been given permission to reopen a few weeks ago


Our World Heritage is calling on the general public to save world heritage sites


The theatres might be closed but the British Library is inviting families to make their own at home


Actors call on a ‘fellowship’ of fans to help raise £4.5m to fund the house’s purchase and start a programme of events.


While most of the world is in shutdown, China has managed to keep the ongoing pandemic in check. With the country successfully adapting to its new normal, Alice Davis takes a look at five major projects coming to one of its largest cities - Shanghai.


The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited a number of entertainment venues to show their support for the sector


The Federation of Music Festivals of Wallonia-Brussels has written a letter to the Belgian health authorities, offering its services to assist with the country’s coronavirus vaccination campaign


The Channing Tatum-produced show returns after a long COVID hiatus



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Glastonbury axes mini Equinox event
Glastonbury’s Equinox mini-festival will no longer go ahead, with co-founder Emily Eavis blaming the cancellation on ‘a number of reasons’


London’s West End theatres introduce COVID status certification as shows move to full capacity
Major British theatre chain ATG has backed the move to minimise the spread of COVID-19


Olympic Agora culture hub launched in Tokyo ahead of delayed 2020 Olympic Games
Sport and culture, the spirit of Ancient Greece and the thousands of missing spectators for this year’s Olympics will be celebrated in a series of installations celebrating the event in Tokyo


Cirque du Soleil comes back to Las Vegas as operator plans return to global stage
Forced to close for over a year, Cirque du Soleil is finally back, making its first stop in Las Vegas ahead of a return to destinations worldwide


Download Festival to return with 10,000-capacity mini-event
Download boss described the event as ‘the return of the full festival experience we’ve all been waiting for.’


Glastonbury given go ahead for Equinox mini festival in 2021
The COVID-safe version of the event will go ahead at quarter capacity with no camping allowed


Culture meets cruise: Smithsonian partners with Ponant to deliver sailings steeped in history
The Smithsonian has partnered with cruise operator Ponant to offer educational voyages to a number of destinations worldwide


‘A Bear Called Paddington’: British Library celebrates six decades of Paddington Bear with summer exhibition
The iconic marmalade loving-bear was inspired by a lone teddy bear in a toy shop close to Paddington station


Immersive theatrical Doctor Who adventure coming to London later this month
Travel to the year 3000 and back with a brand-new Doctor Who-themed immersive theatre experience coming to London in May


Britain’s music festival industry in crisis as more than a quarter of events get the COVID-19 axe
Research has revealed that 26% of British festivals have been called off due to a lack of COVID-related cancellation insurance


Blossoms headline pilot gig trialling safety of mass gatherings in Liverpool
Ticket-holders had to provide a negative COVID test to gain entry


Cultural Recovery Fund for Dundee reaches million pound target
The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund will support cultural institutions through financial difficulties and bring tourists back to the area


Stranger Things prison complex in Lithuanian capital to be transformed into major culture hub
Lithuania’s government is backing plans to transform its famous Lukiškės Prison complex into a multifunctional hub featuring museums, restaurants, hotels and other commercial and cultural spaces


Olivia Colman, Adrian Lester and Jessie Buckley among performers set to appear in new National Theatre interview series
Life in Stages is a brand-new conversation series from the National Theatre profiling some of the biggest names in British theatre


Royal Albert Hall celebrates milestone anniversary as the iconic London venue turns 150
The Royal Albert Hall has released a short film, narrated by Mick Jagger, to celebrate the anniversary


Egypt holds grand parade as ancient mummies are moved to new home
Egypt has celebrated the long-awaited opening of its National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with a procession of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies through Cairo


Battersea Arts Centre adopts ‘Pay What You Can’ model in attempt to reconnect with post-lockdown audience
The London venue says the move will widen access to its performances while also enticing an audience fresh out of a national lockdown


Shakespeare’s Globe to reopen in May as iconic venue announces summer season of performances
The historic theatre in London will reopen with a series of Shakespeare classics starting in May


Jean Nouvel and SANAA announced as winning designs for Shenzhen’s new opera house and maritime museum
Jean Nouvel have won a competition to design the new opera house in Shenzhen, while SANAA submitted the winning entry for the city's maritime museum


Pro wrestling luchadores take the fight to COVID in Mexico City’s Central de Abastos
Mexico’s famous luchadores are taking a stand against COVID-19, touring Latin America’s largest wholesale food market to promote mask wearing


WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch shares acting turning point in support of Theatre Artists Fund
The actor shared his story to raise awareness for the fund, which supports theatre workers in financial crisis


London’s Whitechapel Gallery reaches milestone as historic institution celebrates 120th anniversary
The gallery was originally founded with the hope of bringing art to the working classes


Isle of Wight festival pushed to September as Download and Primavera get the axe
Isle of Wight festival organisers say that they hope to bring back as many artists as they can for the later dates


Proposal for 7,000-seat stadium aims to make Toronto a global hub for eSport competition
Coming to Canada in 2025, the multi-purpose venue will incorporate state-of-the-art features necessary to facilitate large-scale eSports events


Brian Blessed to perform at drive-in theatre coming to Manchester in May
DriveINSIDE Theatre will allow visitors to get a dose of culture right from their cars


WATCH: Learn from a master of the Hula Hoop with Cirque du Soleil
What does it take to make it to the elite level of circus performer? Cirque du Soleil veteran Elena Lev reveals all...


‘Too soon’ to axe Scotland’s summer events, says TRNSMT festival boss
Geoff Ellis says the vaccine rollouts are ‘encouraging’ for the festival sector, which has been hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic


Public health order cancels Coachella and Stagecoach festivals
Coachella and Stagecoach will not be able to go ahead due to the ‘dire COVID-19 situation’ in California


The Flaming Lips use space bubbles to host COVID-safe concert
Are plastic bubbles the future of live music?


National Theatre launches digital streaming service
The platform will help to recoup revenue lost as a result of the ongoing pandemic


Touring Star Wars exhibition coming to Singapore’s ArtScience Museum for final leg of world tour
Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition has been touring since 2012


Shanghai’s 2010 Expo site gets new lease of life as culture zone
A converted steel factory and Butchart-inspired gardens are at heart of Shanghai’s newest and largest parkland and culture zone


Cancelled: Glastonbury gets the axe as Covid continues to decimate festival sector
The world-famous Glastonbury music festival will not go ahead in 2021 ‘with great regret’


Music festival partners with theme park for new rollercoaster as Plopsaland announces ‘The Ride To Happiness by Tomorrowland’
The spinning coaster by Mack Rides represents a €17.5m investment and is the first ride to be themed after a music festival


Abandoned Berlin theme park to undergo €45m transformation
Work has begun to redevelop Berlin’s former Spreepark into a cultural attraction


Def Leppard invites fans ‘into the vault’ with new digital museum experience
The experience will feature memorabilia and memories curated by Def Leppard


Crucial funding for British culture and heritage organisations now available through Heritage Fund
The second round of NLHF’s Culture Recovery Fund makes £36m available for sites across Britain


London’s Royal Opera House to live stream production of Andrea Chénier
The ‘cinematic’ performance follows the tragic story of poet André Chénier who was executed during the French Revolution


British music festivals call on government to save COVID-hit sector
Industry leaders have urged the British government to set out reasonable return timetable for mass gatherings and to introduce insurance policies to provide stability for the country’s music festivals


Effects of global pandemic felt as Xcaret delays launch of US$50m Xibalbá experience
Grupo Xcaret says its new landmark attractions will now open at the end of the year - 12 months later than originally planned


Recognising excellence as inaugural Wonder Award winners are revealed
Recognising the world’s most astonishing attractions, Planet Attractions names 2021’s Wonder Award winners


Scrooge saves Christmas for Charles Dickens Museum with virtual performances
See the Dickens Museum take its performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ online with actor Dominic Gerrard


The Royal Opera House is combining VR with opera for a world-first ‘hyper reality’ immersive experience
Combining cutting-edge technology with traditional stagecraft, a new virtual reality experience from the Royal Opera House will make its grand debut in 2021


Devastation for West End Theatres as COVID restrictions hit London
Tier three is a major blow for London’s theatre venues, which had only just been given permission to reopen a few weeks ago


New conservation organisation aims to protect endangered heritage sites with public support
Our World Heritage is calling on the general public to save world heritage sites


WATCH: Build your own toy theatre with The British Library
The theatres might be closed but the British Library is inviting families to make their own at home


Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen back bid to turn JRR Tolkien’s house into cultural centre
Actors call on a ‘fellowship’ of fans to help raise £4.5m to fund the house’s purchase and start a programme of events.


Five major projects to look forward to in Shanghai
While most of the world is in shutdown, China has managed to keep the ongoing pandemic in check. With the country successfully adapting to its new normal, Alice Davis takes a look at five major projects coming to one of its largest cities - Shanghai.


Prince Charles ‘praying’ that culture venues can reopen soon following visit to London’s Soho Theatre
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited a number of entertainment venues to show their support for the sector


Music Festivals offer assistance to Belgium’s mass vaccination campaign
The Federation of Music Festivals of Wallonia-Brussels has written a letter to the Belgian health authorities, offering its services to assist with the country’s coronavirus vaccination campaign


Magic Mike Live returning to London’s West End in 2021
The Channing Tatum-produced show returns after a long COVID hiatus


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