Friday, 19 October 2018

BBC's 'Our Classical Century' is typical crass Beeb gimmickry

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By James Hardie


Friday, 14 September 2018

Ditch the Royal Albert Hall and let Baroque music find its voice

Rounding off the BBC Proms 2018 (ahead of the Last Night festivities) was a performance of Handel’s Theodora from Arcangelo, directed by..

By James Hardie


Friday, 20 July 2018

Culture Digest: Handel's Saul and David, Goldberg Variations and Allelujah!

Hot Brown Honey This award-winning group of wonder women combine a barnstorming mix of music, dance, and burlesque with social..

By James Hardie


Friday, 6 July 2018

Culture Digest

Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master This major exhibition puts works by the Dutch painter alongside those Brits who he..

By James Hardie


Friday, 6 July 2018

Brits don't get French Baroque music - that could be about to change

British audiences have never really ‘got’ French Baroque music. Not when it was written, not today. During the late 17th..

By James Hardie


Friday, 22 June 2018

Culture Digest

The Politics Festival This festival returns for its second iteration, and puts the country’s leading voices in conversation with top..

By James Hardie


Friday, 15 June 2018

Culture Digest

Wynton Marsalis Quartet The legendary jazz trumpeter makes a rare trip across the pond for this intimate quartet gig. Headspace..

By James Hardie


Friday, 8 June 2018

Culture Digest

Isabelle Huppert Reads Marquis de Sade The prolific French actress spends an evening revelling in the rabidly sexual writings of..

By James Hardie


Friday, 25 May 2018

Lost in space: 'Nightfall' at the Bridge Theatre

Barney Norris has thus far enjoyed a meteoric rise. He won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright..

By James Hardie