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Charlotte Higgins

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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

Sweet Mary Berry, the lost key ingredient in Bake Off's baked alaska

theguardian.com — Mary Berry is the heart and soul of The Great British Bake Off. It is her kindly, deeply competent, generous-natured on-screen character that gives it its sweetness and lightness.

The BBC will mourn the defection of Bake Off. But it will rise again

irishtimes.com — It is hard not to suspect that it's all over for The Great British Bake Off. Its delicately balanced recipe depends so much on the flavours of its presenters and judges. When Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins confirmed that they were unwilling to follow the show to Channel 4, they deprived that recipe of its spice and salt.

The BBC will mourn the defection of Bake Off. But it will rise again

theguardian.com — It is hard not to suspect that it's all over for The Great British Bake Off. Its delicately balanced recipe depends so much on the flavours of its presenters and judges. When Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins confirmed that they were unwilling to follow the show to Channel 4, they deprived that recipe of its spice and salt.

Nicholas Serota: art's modern champion

theguardian.com — There is an anecdote that Sir Nicholas Serota told in a lecture he gave in November 2000, almost exactly six months after the triumphant opening, in the gargantuan chambers of the Bankside power station in London, of Tate Modern.

#Wearehere: Battle of the Somme tribute acted out across Britain

theguardian.com — Waterloo station, London: 8am. "I'm here, under the big clock," said a man into his phone. So were about 20 young men, immediately conspicuous because they were dressed in the various dull-green uniforms of the first world war: boots and puttees; highland dress; flared breeches.

Artists are in shock after the vote, but we need them now more than ever

theguardian.com — "We had a headache," wrote Philip Pullman on Twitter on Friday, "so we shot our foot off. Now we can't walk, and we still have the headache." There is, of course, no one like a novelist to reach for the apt and telling metaphor at a time of chaos.

ENO artistic director Daniel Kramer: ‘I’ve never run an opera house. Isn’t that exciting?’

theguardian.com — Related: Exclusive video: Stuart Skelton and Heidi Melton perform the love duet from ENO's Tristan and Isolde Appointing Daniel Kramer as artistic director of English National Opera feels like the last gasp for a company drowning in a sea of troubles.

Footprints, Size 10, from Britain’s Bronze Age

newyorker.com — The biggest skies in England loom above the fens, in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Lincolnshire, on the country's eastern edge. It is a flat landscape, low-lying and damp; much of the ground sits only a few feet above sea level.

Blister Sisters' fundraising page

uk.virginmoneygiving.com — Steph, Becky & Charlotte Higgins My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/BlisterSisters_SBC Hello!! Thanks for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

Found art: Cornelia Parker and Jarvis Cocker share their spoils

theguardian.com — What is it to be found? The idea presupposes that something has once been lost; if it's an object, it can long outlive the loser and bring with it, in its re-emergence, the breath of a forgotten time. Late last century, in the drains of the Roman amphitheatre in London, bits of gold jewellery were found.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @JayCapperauld: Some insightful & pertinent responses to @chiggi recent article 'unleash the composer' - great to see people talking htt…

Sep 26, 2016

@ivan_ruggeri How tropes from ancient literature are used in different media and contexts.

Sep 26, 2016

@PhilipGAbraham This happens to me all the time. The other day I said at work, what's the aperture in a door through which one puts post?

Sep 26, 2016

Favourite academic conf title of the day: Decontextualisation & Transmediality in Ancient Literatures. (More interesting than it sounds)

Sep 25, 2016

RT @Corymbus: As it celebrates its 70th birthday, @chiggi argues @BBCRadio3 needs rethinking. What do you think?… https://t.co/l8nzifjeJQ


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