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Jasper Rees

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Jasper has written about the arts, books, the media and sport for many broadsheets and magazines. He currently writes for the Telegraph and the Spectator. In the 1990s he also wrote about football for The Independent on Sunday. He is the author of I Found My Horn and co-author of the play of the same name. Bred of Heaven, his book on Wales and Welshness, was published in August 2011 and read on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. His latest book is a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins

Articles By Jasper Rees

The Happy Prince review - Wilde at heart

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Studio 54 review - boogie wonderland

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Line of Separation, All 4, review - handsome if soapy epic

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Peter Kay's Car Share: The Finale, BBC Two review - happy ever after?

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Edie review - Sheila Hancock gets summit fever

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Manchester: The Night of the Bomb, BBC Two review - devastating account of the lottery of terror

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Ian Rickson: 'I'm an introvert, I want to stop talking about myself' - interview

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DVD: All the Money in the World

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Neighbourhood review - a surprisingly sketchy telenovela

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The Bridge, BBC Two, series 4 review - Scandi saga is darker than ever

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The Split, BBC One, review - Abi Morgan’s densely packed divorce drama

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review - artery-furring whimsy

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Milos Forman: 'The less you know about yourself, the happier you are'

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Lifeline, Channel 4 review - Spanish sci-fi drama on speed

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Arcade Fire, Wembley Arena review - sensational spectacle

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Law and Order, BBC Four review - not a fair cop

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Kiss Me, Kate, Opera North, London Coliseum review - Cole Po...

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theartsdesk on Vinyl 40: Talking Heads, Ornette Coleman, Cra...

Earlier this year, in May, Brighton hosted the Vinyl World Congress where Paul Pacifico, head of the Association of Independent Music, told the...

In The Fade review - twisty German courtroom drama

The Cannes jury in 2017 gave best actress to Diane Kruger for her performance in In the Fade. She plays Katja, who turns avenging angel...

David Byrne, Eventim Apollo review - twice in a lifetime?

Forgive the sports metaphor, but David Byrne knocked this one out of the park. Coming out of the concert at the...

The London Mastaba, Serpentine Galleries review - good news...

It’s not as immersive as New York’s The Gates, 2005, nor as magnificent as Floating Piers, 2016, in Italy’s Lake Iseo...

CD: Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch

Concluding a trilogy of releases that began with the EPs Not the Actual Events (2016) and Add Violence (2017) – Bad...

The Rolling Stones, Twickenham Stadium review - until the ne...

Eel Pie, the tiny eyot in the Thames, is not too a long walk from Twickenham stadium – within hollering distance, almost, if you had that kind of...

theartsdesk at Leipzig's Blüthner Piano Factory - a per...

Have you ever wondered why the Steinway grand piano is invariably...

Natural World: The Super Squirrels, BBC Two review - silline...

Squirrels are a breed as diverse as they are ubiquitous: they inhabit environments as extreme as desert and tundra, and all the lush greenery,...

The Courtesan’s Gaze, Fieri Consort, Handel House review – h...

From an early age, Barbara Strozzi would have entertained the guests of her father’s Venetian academy with songs, including her own works. A...