Arts

London pride

8 November 2012 2:00 pm

The trend for documentary portraits of individual cities assembled from archive footage continues with Julien Temple’s London: The Modern Babylon,…

London pride

8 November 2012 2:00 pm

The trend for documentary portraits of individual cities assembled from archive footage continues with Julien Temple’s London: The Modern Babylon,…

Captivating kaleidoscope

8 November 2012 2:00 pm

When Philippe Decouflé first introduced the idea of sheer fun into the deadly serious business of postmodern dance-making, sceptics predicted…

All that jazz

1 November 2012 2:00 pm

What London can give jazz music — beyond an audience in its concert halls — is a setting to match…

All that jazz

1 November 2012 2:00 pm

What London can give jazz music — beyond an audience in its concert halls — is a setting to match…

Mixed bag

1 November 2012 2:00 pm

Last year I raved about Birmingham Royal Ballet, their artistic drive, their freshness, their impeccable artistic eclecticism and, not least,…

21st-century Disney

25 October 2012 2:00 pm

When, in 1940, Walt Disney released Fantasia, his radical arrangement of animations set to classical music, he fancied that he…

21st-century Disney

25 October 2012 2:00 pm

When, in 1940, Walt Disney released Fantasia, his radical arrangement of animations set to classical music, he fancied that he…

Blurring boundaries

18 October 2012 2:00 pm

Each of the Buddhist monks’ faces tells a variation on the same story. One simmers with fury, another sags with…

A step away from buying toothpaste

18 October 2012 2:00 pm

Fifty years ago it was not possible to bid at auction via the telephone — that first historic telephone bid…

Fact and fantasy

18 October 2012 2:00 pm

Britain’s country houses were constantly in the news a generation ago. In 1974 The Destruction of the Country House, an…

Blurring boundaries

18 October 2012 2:00 pm

Each of the Buddhist monks’ faces tells a variation on the same story. One simmers with fury, another sags with…

Twin peaks

18 October 2012 2:00 pm

According to an old ballet commonplace, no one can beat the Russians when it comes to Swan Lake. Biased and…

A step away from buying toothpaste

18 October 2012 2:00 pm

Fifty years ago it was not possible to bid at auction via the telephone — that first historic telephone bid…

Wheels of change

11 October 2012 2:00 pm

Bicycles can be powerful images in cinema. Like the 1948 masterpiece Ladri di Biciclette, Wadjda, the first film ever to…

Wheels of change

11 October 2012 2:00 pm

Bicycles can be powerful images in cinema. Like the 1948 masterpiece Ladri di Biciclette, Wadjda, the first film ever to…

Sex and the city

4 October 2012 3:00 am

We don’t do burlesque here. We do bawdy, Benny Hill, end-of-pier prurience instead. Montmartre may have the Moulin Rouge, but…

Sex and the city

4 October 2012 3:00 am

We don’t do burlesque here. We do bawdy, Benny Hill, end-of-pier prurience instead. Montmartre may have the Moulin Rouge, but…

Incredible string band

27 September 2012 7:00 pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are performing at the Albert Hall: playing their tiny instruments in a very big…

Gilbert Scott’s Battersea Power Station, about to be transformed into a hotel, flats, offices and entertainment area

Building on the past

27 September 2012 7:00 pm

London was an industrial city until remarkably recently. It seems extraordinary now, but Bankside Power Station was built in 1947,…

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Incredible string band

27 September 2012 7:00 pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are performing at the Albert Hall: playing their tiny instruments in a very big…

The place to be

19 September 2012 7:00 pm

A display of drawings by 20th-century sculptors is a welcome event, and the multi-levelled, multi-functional Kings Place provides just the…

The place to be

19 September 2012 7:00 pm

A display of drawings by 20th-century sculptors is a welcome event, and the multi-levelled, multi-functional Kings Place provides just the…

American beauty

19 September 2012 7:00 pm

Tragically, the number of ballet directors who can orchestrate good programmes and good openings is dwindling these days. Helgi Tómasson,…

Royal rocks

13 September 2012 11:12 pm

It’s a smallish dark room but, wow, what a lot of sparklers. There are more than 10,000 diamonds set in…