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Listed: Songs of Summer

It’s forecast to rain for a fortnight, just as the schools tip out their restless young. The roads...

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Listed: Precocious Writers

Once upon a time... Storytelling is an integral part of all human cultures, and a central pillar of...

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Listed: Essential BBC Proms

Hottest tickets for seats at the Proms have probably all gone already. Yet the beauty of it is that...

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Listed: The Very Best of 2015

Don't on any account miss the events in the selection you're about to read. Our rival outlets are...

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Listed: The Facts about Factual TV in 2014

It is a truism that the great tradition of documentary filmmaking has long since migrated to the...

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Listed: Science Fiction in Videogames

By far the majority of interactive art, entertainment and fiction – videogames for want of a better...

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Listed: The World and Beyond - London Jazz Festival 2014

Jazz. Is there any other term in contemporary culture so widely recognised, yet so difficult to...

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Listed: Wall Flowers - The Best of Berlin

It has long since become a cliché that the news of John F Kennedy’s assassination is implanted on...

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Listed: theartsdesk's Greatest Hits

To celebrate our fifth birthday, we offer you an insight into what you, the readers, have devoured...

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Listed: The laughter and tears of Robin Williams

Robin Williams, who has died at the age of 63, was a very American comedian. The flow of invention...

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Listed: 10 Mozart Operas You've Never Heard (of)

Mozart operas – we’ve all been there, whistled the arias, untangled the love triangles (quadrants/...

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Listed: The Best UK Summer Music Festivals For Families

While you give your tent an airing in anticipation of festival season, think about the imaginative...

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Listed: The World Cup's Most Beautiful Goals

Is football a thing of beauty? It depends who you ask. If you’re that way inclined, it is possible...

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Listed: 10 Great Trouser Roles

It's the genre of gender-bending and cross-dressing, where women play warriors and men sing like...

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Listed: Unmissable BBC Proms

The first bit of the annual Proms ritual is now out of the way, with the publication of the...

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Listed: Top 10 Children's Theatre Shows

If you are seeking to keep small children entertained this Easter, there's no need to sit around...

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Listed: Hauschka's Abandoned Cities

Hauschka is a musician and composer from Düsseldorf, performing in what has been dubbed a "post-...

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Listed: Celebrating Dylan Thomas

It won’t have escaped the attention of anyone with an ear for poetry that Dylan Thomas turns 100...

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Listed: The Vikings - Life and Legend

The British Museum's exhibition The Vikings: Life and Legend promises to redefine the Viking age...

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Listed: 10 American paintings before Pollock

The National Gallery recently embarked on a first: they acquired their first American painting. Men...

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