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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 BritainChief culture writer, the Guardian; classicist. THIS NEW NOISE (2015) is a book about the BBC. UNDER ANOTH

BP portrait shortlist announced

theguardian.com — A shy, naked girl, recoiling from the artist's gaze; an elderly gent with hooded eyes and translucent skin; and a young man with a blank but intense gaze, posed as if for a police mugshot, are among the subjects of the works shortlisted for this year's BP portrait award.

Höller's slides transform Tate Modern into playground

Höller's slides transform Tate Modern into playground
theguardian.com — Principally, your dignity. And any sense of being an adult. And all control. In the few seconds it takes to whoosh through one of these stainless steel and plastic tubes and re-emerge at the bottom of the Turbine Hall, you have been infantilised into a rumpled, red-faced, giggling tomfool.

The National Gallery's new boss: 'I can't deny I am strongly European'

The National Gallery's new boss: 'I can't deny I am strongly European'
theguardian.com — Until 23 June, Britain will be enjoying, or enduring, a debate about its relationship with Europe. If the early days of the campaign are anything to go by, the debate will be bounded by rival predictions about the future of Britain's economy.

Sounds and Sweet Airs by Anna Beer review - the forgotten women of classical music

Sounds and Sweet Airs by Anna Beer review - the forgotten women of classical music
theguardian.com — In the 1980s a retired urban planner of Johannesburg named Aaron Cohen, with no musicological training but with a great love of music, began publishing his Encyclopedia of Women Composers. In two volumes, it contained around 5,000 entries.

Tate Modern's Frances Morris: ‘If it rained I went to the museum. That had a huge impact'

Tate Modern's Frances Morris: ‘If it rained I went to the museum. That had a huge impact'
theguardian.com — "This office," says Frances Morris with a grin, "was built for a big man." She demonstrates: with her modest height, she can barely reach past the deep windowsills to the blinds. Still, this brisk and cheerful woman, dressed in artworld black with silver brogues, looks delighted to have attained the corner office, that of the director of Tate Modern.

ENO: The situation looks bleak, but it need not to be terminal

ENO: The situation looks bleak, but it need not to be terminal
theguardian.com — English National Opera was founded by Lilian Baylis, the visionary impresario who laid the foundations of not just ENO but the National Theatre and the Royal Ballet. She was 15 years older than John Reith, the first general manager of the British Broadcasting Company, and these great organisations emerged into the same cultural climate in the 1920s and 30s.

Night at the museum: Turner winner Elizabeth Price on breaking the glass cabinet

Night at the museum: Turner winner Elizabeth Price on breaking the glass cabinet
theguardian.com — Some winners of the Turner prize lap up the attention. At the extreme end of the spectrum lies Grayson Perry who, since winning the award, has forged a successful TV career. Others prefer to withdraw to the shadows once the fuss has died down. Elizabeth Price, who won in 2012, is firmly in the latter category.

Psychogeographers' landmark London Stone goes on show at last

Psychogeographers' landmark London Stone goes on show at last
theguardian.com — Rarely, perhaps never, has so spectacular a web of myth been woven around so unprepossessing an object: a small slab of limestone that lurks behind a metal grille set into a derelict, partially burnt-out building on Cannon Street in the City of London, with only balled-up pieces of chewing gum and dust for company.

Is opera the most misogynistic art form?

Is opera the most misogynistic art form?
theguardian.com — How can I love an artform that is so consistently, insistently cruel to its female characters? Operatic heroines are delivered into numberless violent deaths. In Rigoletto, Gilda sacrifices herself to save the life of the faithless duke. Leonora in Il Trovatore takes poison in order to die in place of her lover.

Katie Mitchell, British theatre’s queen in exile

Katie Mitchell, 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.
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Apr 30, 2016

@IMcMillan no! There's me. And there's the poet. We are the ones you need to hang with.

Apr 30, 2016

@britishlibrary @IMcMillan @GabrielAkamo delightful a thought as this is, I suspect you mean the other Charlotte Higgins

Apr 29, 2016

RT @E_N_O: We're delighted to announce that Daniel Kramer is joining ENO as Artistic Director! goo.gl/JnLqtA pic.twitter.com/81wNe29dQnQn

Apr 28, 2016

@pompei79 @earlymodernjohn I had serious competition tonight! (Lyndal Roper) so I let him off. IT WILL HAPPEN X

Apr 28, 2016

Do come if you're in Cambridge tonight (730pm). It's free. And it's Ali Smith. And she is utterly, utterly brilliant twitter.com/DrArleneHH/sta…

Apr 28, 2016

@pompei79 I imagine you could track down a bull somewhere in Rome?


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