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Chief Arts Writer — The Guardian

Chief culture writer, the Guardian; classicist. THIS NEW NOISE (2015) is a book about the BBC. UNDER ANOTHER SKY (2013) is a book about Roman Britain

British theatre’s queen in exile

theguardian.com — Katie Mitchell provokes strong reactions. Some think of her as a vandal, ripping apart classic texts and distorting them to her own dubious purpose. Others consider her to be the most important British director of theatre and opera at work today - indeed, among the greatest in the world.
Jan 14, 2016

A fantastic read from Charlotte Higgins. Katie Mitchell, British theatre’s queen in exile | Charlotte Higgins gu.com/p/4fn83/stw

Jan 14, 2016

'That is the job: to watch in detail & make sure it is precise for the audience, second by second.' Katie Mitchell: gu.com/p/4fn83/stw

Jan 14, 2016

On Katie Mitchell: “The idea of her directing a comedy is as unthinkable as her directing a Broadway show.” gu.com/p/4fn83/stw

Jan 17, 2016

Sunday reading? I wrote a very long article about director Katie Mitchell for @gdnlongread. A joyful labour. theguardian.com/stage/2016/jan…

Jan 17, 2016

.@Sarahc_k piece also has perspectives from @vicfeatherstone & Katie Mitchell, subject of @chiggi's must read trib.al/hhnaT8J

Turner prize winners Assemble: 'Art? We're more interested in plumbing'

theguardian.com — Well, that threw a hand grenade into the Turner prize. In his third week as director of Tate Britain, and therefore as the new chairman of the Turner jury, Alex Farquharson has presided over a group of judges who have handed the prize to a collective of young architects.
Dec 08, 2015

Turner prize winners Assemble: 'Art? We're more interested in plumbing' gu.com/p/4eqf7?CMP=Sh…

Dec 09, 2015

Interview with the delightful Assemble, post-Turner win. Are they artists? “For us, that's an academic discussion.” theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…

Dec 09, 2015

RT @chiggi: Interview with the delightful Assemble, post-Turner win. Are they artists? “For us, that's an academic discussion.” theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…

Eleanor Bron: 'I didn't want to be like other little girls'

theguardian.com — Eleanor Bron - delicate, poised and with fathomless, deep-hooded eyes - has had a long career. It stretches back to the satire boom of the 1960s, through a constellation of films such as Ken Russell's Women in Love and Terence Davies's The House of Mirth and up to this month, in rehearsals for a play at the Bush theatre in London.
Nov 24, 2015

RT @guardianstage: Eleanor Bron interviewed by @chiggi: 'I didn't want to be like other little girls' gu.com/p/4eet3/stw

How La Marseillaise became inextricably linked with the idea of France

theguardian.com — Tonight, as an act of solidarity after the Paris attacks, 70,000 football fans will be invited to sing La Marseillaise before the England v France friendly match at Wembley. Some newspapers have printed the words so there will be no excuses for those who fled school French.
Nov 17, 2015

Everything you need to know about La Marseillaise before you sing it by @chiggi gu.com/p/4ea4h/stw

My 12-hour Odyssey was magical. No wonder, when conventional art can be so dull

theguardian.com — On Thursday night, my sleeping hours were invaded by the Odyssey, that most dreamlike of poems, with its monsters and nymphs, its seductions and tricks, its dead-ends and reversals and tales-within-tales - and at the centre of it all that man of twists and turns, Odysseus.
Nov 14, 2015

Piece I wrote about the @AlmeidaTheatre's amazing 12-hour, London-wandering reading of Homer's #odyssey. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Alan Bennett: ‘I didn’t see the point of coming out'

theguardian.com — Alan Bennett, now 81, is as dapper as you like in knitted tie and red-soled grey suede shoes. He still has that schoolboy mop of blond hair, and were it not for a little stiffness as he rises from his chair, and deep veins on his hands, you would take him for a much younger man.
Oct 31, 2015

Dear Alan never fails to delight... Alan Bennett: ‘I didn’t see the point of coming out' gu.com/p/4dkeg?CMP=Sh…

Oct 31, 2015

lovely interview with great alan bennett by @chiggi in @guardianweekend (which turns out to be a corbynlovefest) theguardian.com/stage/2015/oct…

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The genius of The Great British Bake Off - Podcast

theguardian.com — How it became something much larger than television - a global cultural phenomenon and the perfect show for Britain nowClick here for the text version
Oct 07, 2015

In which I read my #GBBO article for @gdnlongread podcast. theguardian.com/news/audio/201… (Please look at the other podcasts—some corkers there.)

The genius of The Great British Bake Off

theguardian.com — The season finale of The Great British Bake Off was the third most popular programme on television last year - outflanked only by two World Cup football matches. The final episode of this season, airing tomorrow, will in all likelihood be the most-watched show of 2015.
Oct 06, 2015

The GBBO thinkpiece to end all others. We are not worthy @chiggi gu.com/p/4d2ea

Oct 06, 2015

'How delightful and seductive it is, this little world, where all that matters is the rise of your sponge' gu.com/p/4d2ea

Oct 06, 2015

Such a smart @gdnlongread by @chiggi on the cultural significance and surprising appeal of the #GBBO theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2…

Oct 06, 2015

Why 10 million Britons watch a TV baking contest every Wednesday: @chiggi on the genius of #GBBOtheguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2… ^@gdnlongread

Oct 06, 2015

Here's @chiggi's colossal, magisterial and very enjoyable @gdnlongread think piece about The Great British Bake Off theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2…

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Julia Margaret Cameron: soft-focus photographer with an iron will

theguardian.com — From her housemaid to Alfred Tennyson, the indomitable Victorian wrestled everybody into her studio, dressing them up as characters from Shakespeare and the Bible. For years, these tableaux have been out of fashion - but two new shows cast this pioneering photographer in a new light
Sep 22, 2015

New article: Julia Margaret Cameron: soft-focus photographer with an iron will gu.com/p/4ctma

Sep 23, 2015

RT @JenniferHiggie: Julia Margaret Cameron: soft-focus photographer with an iron will. Lovely piece by @chiggi gu.com/p/4ctma?CMP=Sh…

Sep 23, 2015

I had the best fun writing about the divine and indomitable Julia Margaret Cameron theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…

Sep 23, 2015

RT @chiggi: I had the best fun writing about the divine and indomitable Julia Margaret Cameron theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…

When Syrians, Algerians and Iraqis patrolled Hadrian's Wall

theguardian.com — At the lovely Wigtown book festival a week or so ago, I shared a stage with Robin Yassin-Kassab. The subject was blogging - Robin, a novelist, is a co-editor of Pulse and also keeps his own blog, Qunfuz, largely about Middle-Eastern affairs.
Sep 05, 2015

When Syrians, Algerians and Iraqis patrolled Hadrian's Wall | Ancient immigration to the UK theguardian.com/culture/charlo…

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Feb 04, 2016

RT @guardianculture: CBSO appoints 29-year-old Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as music director d.gu.com/KQ02xZ

Feb 02, 2016

@Hannah_Furness @laura_jbarnett ah gorgeous! Dressing up box and makeup I hope... I shall look out for it X

Feb 02, 2016

@laura_jbarnett @Hannah_Furness ooh, featured in it or writing in it! Either way, kvelling X

Feb 02, 2016

@ModernAgrarian it is in his complete works - see bibliog - edited by ?Edward Mendelson

Feb 01, 2016

@nfmusic @VictoriaPeckham Is Caine really an adequate substitute for Toni Servilo? Can't imagine Sorrentino without him

Feb 01, 2016

Cor, a college portrait for Amelia. Does @Freedland have one of these? t.co/qye4QhQ90p

Feb 01, 2016

I am exceedingly happy to have persuaded Ali Smith to do this: and she is dazzling, so if you're in Cambridge come! twitter.com/Twhittermarsh/…


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