AI PROFILE Cynthia Corbett and living with art

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.

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The Rose 30 years on: how it was saved

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

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Cabaret’s automata delight returns to London

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

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THE WORD Where are non-western artists in contemporary galleries?

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

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TAITMAIL De Waal: viciousness of library cuts not just about books

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.

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

The siege of Hue, Vietnam, January-March 1968, by Terry Fincher

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Edmund De Waal – My life in Venice’s Ghetto

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

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Sculptor Pye unlocks Brighton’s walled secret

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

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Heaney’s home ground

Seamus Heaney would have been 80 on April, and his hometown of Bellaghy in County Derry didn’t forget. Simon Tait was there

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Dancing into the classroom

Diane Parkes on a DanceXchange initiative that is taking dance into Birmingham classrooms

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THE WORD Can the arts help bridge Britain's divides?

Jill Rutter, director of strategy and relationships at the think tank British Future, is co-author of its new report Crossing Divides: How arts and heritage can bring us together.

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Three Queens, Westminster Hall, February 1952, by Ron Case.

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