All fired up: Tate Modern to play host to a working ceramics factory

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

Visitors can volunteer in factory, featuring eight tonnes of clay, a 30-metre production line, and more than 2,000 fired objects

It might not be everyone’s idea of a fun day out but visitors to a new art installation at Tate Modern are being invited to knuckle down and do some work in a ceramics factory. They can mould or cast jugs or, if they prefer, mop the floor.

The gallery has announced details of of one of its most ambitious commissions, a production line art installation which will take up the entire fifth floor of its extension.

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All Star Superslam Wrestling comes to Rhyl – in pictures

By Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Founded in 1970, All Star Superslam Wrestling is the oldest active wrestling promotion in the UK, staging wrestling matches in theatres, leisure centres, town halls and holiday camps across the UK. AFP photographer Oli Scarff went along to the north Wales wrestling hot spot Rhyl Town Hall for their latest evening of superslam action

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Modern Slavery: Why do we need laws against it?

By Sally Whyte

The government announced this week that it will introduce laws to combat “modern slavery”, with legislation to force companies with revenue above $100 million a year to investigate their supply chains to ensure human trafficking and forced labour don’t contribute to their products. “Slavery” What is “modern slavery”? Modern slavery is an unbrella term, it […]

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‘Petty, vindictive and ill-informed’: rotten tomatoes thrown at opera critic’s ‘hissy fit’

By Emily Watkins

Former Age opera reviewer Michael Smith’s missive on why he quit has given us a reason to read online comments as the Melbourne arts community bites back.

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Broadcasters worried new online competitors will steal their plays on sports broadcasting

By Glenn Dyer

Seven CEO Tim Worner says sports broadcasting is at a “tipping point” in Australia, but new online invaders Amazon and Netflix are just following Murdoch’s lead.

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Prodigal son returns … carn the All Blacks … a screwball comedy in the making …

By Emily Watkins

Daily Mail Australia editor-in-chief Luke McIlveen is moving back to News Corp as executive editor of Fox Sports.

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