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The sea is the theme uniting Simon Faithfull’s mid-career retrospective. It makes the port of Calais the perfect host for this splendid exhibition and, to put you in the mood,...
Mozart’s The Magic Flute is one of those operas, like Verdi’s Il trovatore and all the mature Wagner masterpieces, which need a line-up of equally fine singers but rarely get it...
Bridget St. John: Dandelion Albums & BBC CollectionPigeonholing Bridget St. John is gratifyingly difficult. Although generally categorised as folk, her early albums actually...
Jazz and politics go way back. Throughout its history the music has been involved with underground resistance movements in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia. It was inextricably...
The sight of two old women fighting in the street would probably meet with roughly the same response from passers-by whether it happened today or 200 years ago – a queasy mixture...
There's a whole fairytale backstory to be told here. The residents of Saffron Walden and the surrounding area still can't quite believe their good fortune. The North Essex town...
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The South London furniture maker talks lasers, skate-ramps and Coltrane
A multidisciplinary artist and Matthew Barney collaborator explains her craft
Acoustics and sculpture merge in the strange sci-fi structure of this new piano
Wallet-friendly compendium of one of Britain’s great singer-songwriters
Noel and his High Flying Birds aim for new heights without straying too near the Sun
A celebration of diversity and a historic addition to jazz’s political back catalogue
The violinist's Vivaldi charms an appreciative audience in a bold new hall
Woolrich's songbook asks important questions, and answers only some of them
Baroque instrumental music, Soviet chamber symphonies and a brilliant fusion of words and music
Young lovers, comic turn and paternal priest triumphant in Covent Garden staple
A colourful but eccentric production veers between beauty and incomprehensibility
Fairytale masterpiece revived as a brilliant foodie fantasy
Online messages sent from elsewhere by an artist who loves the sea
Enigmatic works on paper, reunited for the first time since the Spanish artist's death
Technical innovation often coupled with meaningless extravagance
Grimly majestic femininity steals the show at annual Spanish showcase
Marianela Nuñez's dream Odette/Odile distracts from hideous designs and score butchery
Crystal Pite's reworked duet pips premières from Kate Prince and Hofesh Shechter