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Chief Arts Writer — Guardian
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Chief arts writer, the Guardian; classicist. Author of inter alia, UNDER ANOTHER SKY: JOURNEYS IN ROMAN BRITAIN

Richard Flanagan: ‘I lit the barbie with old drafts’

theguardian.com — Richard Flanagan has red rimmed eyes and an air of suspended bewilderment the morning after winning the Man Booker prize. Immediately after giving a charming acceptance speech that paid warm homage to his fellow contenders, he was rushed into interviews until the small hours, then roused from not-quite sleep at 6.30am for the next round.

Frieze: even sleeping security guards are art in a world of elaborate disguises

theguardian.com — There is an ingeniousness to the way Frieze adopts its elaborate disguises. This year, perhaps the two most ardently discussed booths at the twin art fairs in Regent's Park - Frieze, for contemporary work, and Frieze Masters, for antiquities, old masters and 20th century art - seem to have very little pretension to selling anything at all.

London's 'vigorous scene' and why Frieze art fair works

mg.co.za — ANALYSIS Think of London, and increasingly one thinks of inequality. There are the super-rich, devouring swaths of the luxed-up city. There are the retired middle classes who bought modest-seeming houses back in the day and find themselves millionaires, and whose children have little chance of becoming property owners except through inheritance.

Why Frieze works

theguardian.com — Think of London, and increasingly one thinks of inequality. There are the super-rich, devouring swaths of the luxed-up city. There are the retired middle classes who bought modest-seeming houses back in the day and find themselves millionaires, and whose children have little chance of becoming property owners except through inheritance.

Alan Davey: why Radio 3 have hired well in this former punk enthusiast

theguardian.com — For Alan Davey, becoming controller of BBC Radio 3 will be a dream job. Not least because it means a gracious exit from his old role. As Chief Executive of Arts Council England since 2008 he has been obliged, as a result of deep coalition cuts to the body's budget, to preside over job losses within the council itself and hugely painful cuts to arts organisations.

Britannia won't be ruling the waves on the Last Night of the Proms in Glasgow

theguardian.com — When the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra stages its version of the Last Night of the Proms on Glasgow Green on Saturday, the programme will tactfully eschew Rule, Britannia!, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.

BBC accused of editing out new music from Proms on television

theguardian.com — Since 1927, when the BBC took over the Henry Wood promenade concerts, the Proms have been Britain's most important champion of new music, commissioning countless works from composers that have been experienced by an enthusiastic and open-minded audience that, in the words of Sir Harrison Birtwistle, is "in for anything".

Virgil’s Aeneid has travelled with me through life

theguardian.com — There was no thunderbolt of understanding; no flash of enlightenment. My first reading, as a teenager, brought me painfully through only a tiny fraction of it. Reading each line was messy and laborious, a dismemberment of language rather than a decipherment. But I can't think of another book that has invaded me more thoroughly.

You either believe in it or you don't: the future of the BBC

theguardian.com — It was a hot London day and the U-shaped courtyard of the BBC in Portland Place was airless and sun-strafed. Light glared off pale stone. Employees crowded into a sliver of shade to eat their lunchtime sandwiches.

BBC looks beyond the walled garden in a changing media world

theguardian.com — In part eight of our nine-part series, Charlotte Higgins looks at how 20 years ago the BBC was a fortress in a broadcasting world it largely invented itself, and how viewing habits are changing and the technical innovator of the 1930s is no longer alone in the 'vast ocean of possibility'
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Oct 20, 2014

@thestephmerritt yes, we'll be around! Hoping to head into the wilds and walk a bit... x

Oct 19, 2014

I'm performing at the Royal Opera House tomorrow. In a manner of speaking. (Or indeed, by speaking) roh.org.uk/insights/insig…

Oct 16, 2014

@SusannahOtter that's a great compliment, Susannah, thank you - and congratulations to all at Chatto!

Oct 16, 2014

'I lit the barbie with old drafts' - my interview with the delightful Richard Flanagan theguardian.com/books/2014/oct…

Oct 15, 2014

New article: Richard Flanagan: ‘I lit the barbie with old drafts’ gu.com/p/42f9c

Oct 14, 2014

New article: Frieze: even sleeping security guards are art in a world of elaborate disguises gu.com/p/42ec8

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