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The Arts Desk Radio Show

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Welcome to theartsdesk's first radio show with Peter Culshaw and Joe Muggs, recorded with the extremely able help of Brendon Harding at Red Bull Studio London.

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic, British Library review - w...

Harry Potter has a track record of trickery. He miraculously persuaded a generation of screen addicts to get stuck into hardbacks. Lately he has...

The Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse review - Nikki Amuka...

What a profoundly beautiful play is Ibsen's The Lady from...

Angela Hewitt, Wigmore Hall review – Bach Partitas shine and...

On paper this was a fairly austere piece of programming. No variety in composer, genre or style, just four Bach Partitas in a row, works of...

CD: The The - Radio Cineola: Trilogy

It’s a long time since The The were bothering the charts with songs that, while often witty and thought provoking, resolutely viewed the glass as...

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Tate Modern review – funny, moving...

The Kabakovs' exhibition made me thank my lucky stars I was not born in...

Albion, Almeida Theatre, review – Victoria Hamilton’s epic p...

Prolific writer Mike Bartlett is the most impressive penman to have emerged in British theatre in the past decade. The trouble is that his...

Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me, BBC Two review -...

Chris Packham, who devises and presents programmes about nature and animals, has described himself as "a little bit weird". This autobiographical...

The Best Albums of 2017

Disc of the Day reviews new albums, week in, week out, all year. Below are the albums that our writers gave five stars (listed at...

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CD: The The - Radio Cineola: Trilogy

Matt Johnson returns to the fray with a sprawling art project

The Best Albums of 2017

theartsdesk's music critics pick their favourites of the year

CD: Super Besse - La Nuit*

Top-drawer Belarusian post-punk? You’d better believe it