A new exhibition at the Foundling Museum takes a single painting of 18th century life as its subject
It was a coincidence of fate. At the moment the survival of the oldest Elizabethan theatre against the odds and its bright future were being celebrated, the probable closure of the modern one modelled on it was announced.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is in a former 1860s convent in a leafy corner of Wimbledon, not the kind of venue you would expect to be a nurturing place for artistic talent.
It was on a barmy early summer Sunday afternoon in 1989, exactly 30 years ago, when the Rose Theatre was saved. Simon Tait was there
The automota show Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, for 15 years a feature of Covent Garden, has a new show in London with the artist Paul Spooner – thanks to the inspiration it gave a teenage visitor
Faiza Butt is a Pakistani artist whose work is held in private and public collections including the British Museum and the Kiran Nadar Museum, Delhi
The bibliophile, award-winning author and artist Edmund De Waal has made a Library of Exile, as AI reported this week, as an installation for the Venice Biennale. But what we are doing to our own libraries he says is simply vicious.
The siege of Hue, Vietnam, January-March 1968, by Terry Fincher
In the week before the Venice Biennale begins Edmund De Waal is opening his most heartfelt exhibition of his life in the least likely of venues. He talked to Simon Tait
One of Britain’s leading sculptors, William Pye, is helping to bring back to life a small part of Brighton’s history. Simon Tait investigated
Seamus Heaney would have been 80 on April, and his hometown of Bellaghy in County Derry didn’t forget. Simon Tait was there