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Philip Edgar-Jones

Portrait Artist of the Year season 8 on Sky Arts in October

On October 13th 2021, Portrait Artist of the Year will make a welcome return to Sky Arts and streaming service NOW for its eighth season. Portrait Artist of the Year, back with hosts Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell, brings with it a brand-new batch of amateur and professional artists as they battle it out to […]

August 19, 2021

Sky Original Life & Rhymes returns for a 2nd season on Sky Arts

BAFTA Award-winning spoken word series Life & Rhymes will return to Sky Arts, the UK’s only TV channel dedicated to arts and culture, later this year. The Sky Original series, hosted by acclaimed British writer and poet, Professor Benjamin Zephaniah, sees some of the country’s leading spoken word performers and select members of the audience […]

June 18, 2021

Why Sky Arts went free

Earlier this week, Sky announced that Sky Arts will become a free-to-air channel in September. Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, has explained the decision. In a blog post he wrote: “As an arts broadcaster, I have spent my working life in and around some of the UK’s most interesting and unusual cultural events. In […]

July 30, 2020