12 January 2022

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Protester Attacks Eric Gill Statue At BBC Broadcasting House 

A protester armed with a hammer has scaled BBC Broadcasting House near Oxford Circus and destroyed a sculpture by Eric Gill

18 July 2016

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Lost Lucian Freud Portrait Valued at £300,000 Authenticated By BBC

A painting  by the 20th century master Lucian Freud valued at £300,000 has been authenticated by the BBC. The painting was the subject of an episode of the programme ‘Fake Or Fortune’. The portrait is an early example of the artist’s work created in 1939.  Experts at Christie’s auction house identified it as a painting […]

22 September 2015

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BBC Digital Art Project Lambasted For Wasting Public Money

The BBC has defended itself from criticism by the Rupert Murdock owned Sun newspaper who labelled its digital arts website, ‘The Space’ as an “eccentric digital arts project”. The Space features experimental artists including Marina Abramovic, Jeremy Deller and Gilbert and George. The publication questioned the £8.16m earmarked from the licence fee for it. But in […]

13 January 2015

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BBC Broadcasts Cover Of Charlie Hebdo Depicting Cartoon Of Prophet Muhammad

The BBC’s Newsnight which was broadcast after the 10 o’clock news last night, briefly showed a copy of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo,

9 November 2014

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BBC Incompetence As Television Centre Memorabilia Goes For A Song

The BBC have been criticised for not properly promoting a series of auctions of memorabilia, from Television Centre, the last of which raised only £100,000

20 March 2014

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Nicky Philipps Portrait Of Falklands Veteran Simon Weston Unveiled At NPG

A painted portrait of Falklands War veteran Simon Weston by the artist Nicky Philipps has been ubveiled at The National Portrait Gallery. It was a joint venture between BBC today and the NPG. Weston was voted last September by viewers of BBC’s The One Show as the public figure who most deserved to have his […]

9 October 2012

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The Space Set To Continue As Free Digital Arts Service

Following a successful pilot phase, The Space, the new freely available digital arts service developed in partnership between the Arts Council England and the BBC, is to continue for a further six months. The pilot is being extended to 31 March 2013 to allow more time to conduct a full evaluation of the existing service […]

25 January 2012

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BBC The Magicians Showcase Tufnel Art Installation

Phil Tufnell not curator Rob Tufnell is the chosen one The hugely popular, hit TV show The Magicians has returned to BBC One with a show-stopping live format, and an astonishing line-up of magicians who train their celebrity assistants through a range of seemingly impossible tricks. The program is teaming up with cricketer turned ‘artist’ […]