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Maria Balshaw named as Tate’s first female director and more arts news


Tate Britain. Image by Tony Hisgett, CC BY 2.0,

Dr Maria Balshaw is to be the first female director in the Tate’s 120 year history.

She will replace current director Sir Nicolas Serota, who is leaving to became Chairman of the Arts Council England.

Her appointment was approved by Prime Minister Theresa May.

She’s currently head of Manchester’s Whitworth Arts Gallery, alongside Manchester Art Gallery.

The Brits are host-less

The Brits awards show, held at the London 02 Arena, has lost its host.

Canadian singer, Michael Buble, was due to host the awards in February.

He has cancelled all future engagements because his son has been diagnosed with cancer.

The organisers are currently seeking a replacement for the ceremony on February 22nd.

Kim Kardashian’s Ocean’s 8 cameo appearance

Kim Kardashian, the US reality television star and wife of Kanye West, is to make a cameo alongside her sister, Kendall Jenner, in a film.

They are in an all female cast jewel heist movie called ‘Ocean’s Eight.’

The movie is a spinoff of the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ crime trilogy starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt in the early 2000’s.

The movie is expected to be in the movie theatres by June of 2018

Winnie-the-Pooh author says parents are ‘over organising’  their children

Author Jane Riordan says that parents are ‘over organising’ children’s activities because they are “afraid they will get bored.”

Ms Riordan writes new stories featuring the bear originally created by the late A A Milne in 1926.

She believes that in order for children to explore friendships and use their imagination boredom is vital.

Her comments have been made when new figures demonstrate the importance of childhood relationships coinciding with Milne’s 135th Birthday.


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