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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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Listed: How I Do Love Thee

Love is in the air. Today, men and women and boys and girls will be pondering how to say it with...

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Listed: The Best Uncredited Cameos

There are no awards, nor nominations. On the plus side there are no publicity chores either. And...

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Listed: The 12 Derangements of Christmas

We at The Arts Desk are as fond as the next person of swans-a-swimming, partridges and pear-trees,...

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Listed: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela had a nose for the dramatic gesture. The evidence is there in his speech at the...

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Listed: The 10 Most Tasteless Album Covers

OK, R Kelly is gross. We knew that. The number of deeply creepy and abusive acts he's been accused...

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Listed: Television's long-runners

In the past weeks there has been a frenzy of publicity about the timelessness of a Time Lord....

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Listed: Who shot/staged/fictionalised JFK?

On 22 November 1963 President John F Kennedy was shot, yoking his name to an ex-marine and sometime...

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Listed: The Best of Joni Mitchell

Of all the rock pantheon, Joni is the one who has evaded definition and over-determination better...

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Listed: Nights to remember at the National Theatre

The National Theatre tonight hosts its 50th-birthday gala, 11 days after the English-speaking...

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Listed: Linda Thompson's Top 10 Traditional Songs

"I’m up to my ass in traditional songs," Linda Thompson says in the extensive Q&A published...

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Listed: Jane Austen provides

Right at the start of the boom around 20 years ago, a Hollywood mogul is said to have told one of...

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Listed: The 20 best movie songs

Seeing and hearing A Field in England's Richard Glover sing "Baloo, My Boy" while in bedraggled...

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Listed: Freudian Analysis

Hysteria is back. Terry Johnson’s comedy was written for the Royal Court in 1993, and for its 20th...

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Listed: Screen Bastards

John Lennon once said, "You have to be a bastard to make it. That's a fact. And the Beatles were...

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Listed: Poems inspired by paintings

Poetry has always inspired artists. Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Dante’s Divine Comedy are two of the...

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