Kicking off a summer of work with the National Campaign for the Arts

the hub is excited to be working with the National Campaign for the Arts this summer. Over the next three months we’ll be working with the NCA, which campaigns and avocates for the arts sector across the UK, to help the organisation chart a new strategic course. At a time of almost unparalleled change in […]Read More

Serious fun for the open minded – the INTERROGATE! festival is born!

Performance, debate, comedy, film, art, workshops and ideas. That’s what’s on the cards at INTERROGATE!, the UK’s first festival of social justice, that the hub is programming on behalf of Dartington. Brand new and unique in the UK, INTERROGATE! will take place between 23 and 25 September, taking a fresh approach to looking at income […]Read More

We’re busy setting up HOME in Dartington!

With just 24 hours to go till the ribbon is cut (not really!) on the 2011 HOME festival, we’re busy getting ready for the off. We’ve been working with the Arts at Dartington team on HOME for over six months now and are really excited it’s nearly here. Producer Matthew Linley is already on site, […]Read More

We’re at HOME again at Dartington on 24/25 June!

Following a fantastic inaugural one-dayer in 2010, we’re once again working with Dartington to produce HOME – a world music festival with acoustic music at its heart. Off the back of the success of last year’s sellout, HOME has been expanded to two days this year – 24/5 June. We’re very excited about the line […]Read More

Murray Lachlan Young: Burlesque, a new play. . . your chance to buy a piece of the action!

the hub first worked with BBC 6 Music poet-in-residence Murray Lachlan Young on our 2009 Phrased & Confused tour. We’re working with him again now, to help raise money for his new play Burlesque. We’ve been working with the team at WeDidThis to involve fans in the development of the piece, and raise money along […]Read More

New Music Plus… North West: Tate takeover and check out our new films

‘I left today with the sense that it’s actually an exciting time to be an independent producer!…’ On 15 March the hub and PRS for Music Foundation joined forces at Tate Liverpool for the closing public event of our New Music Plus… North West programme. Panellists and audiences from across the performing and visual arts […]Read More

Follow ‘Sustaining Innovation Through Collaboration’ online

With final plans for Sustaining Innovation Through Collaboration at Tate Liverpool on 15 March now underway, and with just a few spaces still available, we’ve put in place some online opportunities for people to get involved online now, and also to follow all the action on the day. First off, you can download the Gigzine […]Read More

Parliament launches national music competition for artists and venues

Earlier this month Mike Weatherley, Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, launched Rock The House, a national music competition in search of talented new artists and venues from across the UK. Rock The House is a music competition with a political twist; as well as showcasing unsigned bands and artists, it will raise political awareness […]Read More

The Henley Review of Music Education in England – a response

Following the publication of Darren Henley’s Review of Music Education in England report earlier this week, we’ve now had time to digest his 36 recommendations, and put together a response, which we’ve summed up here. Our comments are based on the understanding of the music education landscape, and the workforce that populates it, that we’ve […]Read More

New speakers announced for ‘Sustaining Innovation Through Collaboration’ event at Tate Liverpool

Baba Israel, Artistic Director at Contact Theatre, Doris Pearce, National Portrait Gallery’s Adult Programmes Officer, and Fiona Gasper, Executive Director at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, along with Regis Cochefert, Arts Programme Manager at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, are the latest additions to our Sustaining Innovation Through Collaboration event at Tate Liverpool on 15 March. The event is […]Read More