Passing by: Not losing our Marbles

Antony Thorncroft has little sympathy with the foreign countries claiming the repatriation of works of art and antiquity, but sees a way in which our museums can be globally generous

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My story: Horace’s grand design

Michael Snodin, until recently chairman of the Strawberry Hill Trust and now its Hon. Curator, has had a distinguished career as a senior curator

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Simon Tait's Diary

Tyntesfield unfrozen... Surprise surprise... Art for design... A municipal lesson...  All footballs look like him...

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Re-entering the stage

Patrick Kelly reports on the reopening of one of the UK’s most venerable theatres

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CULTURAL MANDATE

Now that the votes are counted, the leaflets binned and the posters removed, what will the elections of 2016 mean for the arts?

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Simon Tait's (Illustrated) Diary

National Youthbank... A game of two arts... Making space for Catrina... Lou's shed... Not a Secret anymore

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Passing by... Programming my life

Antony Thorncroft takes a stroll down memory lane that leads him up surprising byways

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My Story: Sign of the times

 

Deafinitely Theatre was founded 14 years ago to be a showcase for deaf talent, for hearing as well as deaf audiences. its artistic director is the actor and director Paula Garfield, who is herself deaf

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Opera: Stands to stalls

The innovative and unconventional Opera Holland Park marks its 20th birthday this summer with a new independence, a new season – and a film. AI talks to its founder Michael Volpe

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The Word: How to place the 53rd week

The Lowry’s chocka calendar has had an extra festival squeezed into it around may day. its chief executive, Julia Fawcett, explains

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Great paintings, in a cinema near you

AI talks to the film maker Phil Grabsky about Exhibition on Screen and a new way to see art

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Bardolatry

There are almost 200 events happening in London on and around April 23, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, from a midnight matinee of Much Ado About Nothing on the remains of the first Bankside Tudor theatre, The Rose, to the recreation of Elizabethan honey and mead doughnuts. AI talks to Dr Lucy Munro (left), co-ordinating the events from King’s College

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