TAITMAIL The moment of shock

Before I launch into this week’s diatribe, take four minutes for this, from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. It will put you in the mood.

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Will Carling outpaces the Welsh defence at Cardiff Arms Park, 6th February 1993, by Pete Jenkins for the Sunday Telegraph

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Carlos Acosta gets Birmingham dancing

The arrival of international ballet star Carlos Acosta as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet at the beginning of this year has inspired a new dance gala for Birmingham, as Diane Parkes reports

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MY STORY The gifts of the outsiders

Monica Bohm-Duchen, creative director, Insiders/Outsiders Festival

Insiders/Outsiders has been a year-long nationwide festival celebrating the accomplishments of the artists, photographers, writers, architects, designers, actors, film-makers, dancers and musicians who fled Nazi Europe in the 1930s, and how they enriched British culture. Its director is Monica Bohm-Duchen, author of Art and the Second World War (2013) and contributing editor of the companion volume, Insiders/Outsiders; Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Visual Culture https://www.lundhumphries.com/products/113882).

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Harry Benson and The Getty Party, Sutton Place, Guildford, 5am on 30th June 1960

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TAITMAIL We have to grow up about race to keep the soft power pedal down

Sonia Boyce has been chosen to represent Britain at next year’s Venice Biennale. Boyce is 58 and a lauded member of the art establishment: an OBE, a Royal Academician, a UAL professor. She’s been chosen, not a moment too soon, for her innovative art-making that uses performance, drawing and photography which has been stunning us for 25 years.

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Barbican and Guildhall, making music together

Milton Court is a rare venue combining performance, concert-going and teaching. Simon Tait finds a unique artistic partnership there between an arts centre and its conservatoire neighbour

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AI PROFILE Yellow Earth and British soil

AI PROFILE   Kumiko Mendl, artistic director of Yellow Earth Theatre

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AI PROFILE Dove Cottage and Wordsworth, the modern man

Michael McGregor, director, Wordsworth Trust/Wordsworth Grasmere

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Punch Line, Brighton, July 1992, by Roger Bamber 

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TAITMAIL Beware governments bearing gifts

By Patrick Kelly 

“Sustainability” is one of those yawn-inducing words that has suffered through overuse, especially in those tick box council reports that have become a too regular feature of local government.

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Opening up a lesser known jewel

Simon Tait on the remarkable Cleveland Museum of Art and the lessons it has for our museums and galleries

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