Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul. Photo on Wikimedia Commons

South Korea returns to lockdown after new spike

Museums, parks, and art galleries will all be closed again from Friday for two weeks, with authorities struggling to identify transmission routes South Korea has reimplemented strict lockdown measures in the capital Seoul following the biggest spike of new coronavirus infections in nearly two months. Museums, parks, and art galleries will all be closed again from Friday for two weeks, health minister Park Neung-hoo said. Companies are being urged to reintroduce flexible working hours among other measures. The move follows the biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases in 53 days,…

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South Bank Centre from Jubilee Bridge. Photo by Brian Gillman/Wikimedia Commons

Southbank Centre could be closed until spring 2021 without government intervention

London’s Southbank Centre has warned that they may have to remain closed until at least spring 2021 without additional government support. Every year, more than 4.45 million visitors flock to the centre to see an upwards of 3,500 events, making it the UK’s largest arts and cultural organisation. The centre’s artistic venues include Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery, and the Royal Festival Hall along with the Saison Poetry Library. Southbank Centre hangs by a thread, warns of extended closure The popular London cultural destination has forecasted…

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The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton (photo_ Flickr)

Wolverhampton: JD Wetherspoon museum hotel to go ahead

Plans had been previously approved in 2018, however it was reworked to include the fourth floor of the property in order to add an additional 22 rooms JD Wetherspoon has seen plans to convert a Wolverhampton pub into a museum and hotel given the green light. Wolverhampton Council has approved the plans which will see the The Moon Under Water in Lichfield Street undergo a £7m revamp. The work will see around 50 rooms added to the property. Plans had been previously approved in 2018, however it was reworked to include…

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