Culture

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Show me the happy: art, theatre and music that celebrates Black joy
From lovers at Pride to side-splitting comedy to a rallying rap, our critics rejoice in a variety of joyful Black art

Yomi Adegoke, Sara Collins, Micha Frazer-Carroll, Jason Okundaye and Jenessa Williams

08, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The beat goes on: the new British jazz messengers
The UK jazz renaissance shows no sign of letting up and – from Nubya Garcia to Xhosa Cole – it’s a fresh wave of Black talent that’s pushing things forward

Kevin Le Gendre

08, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How to ensure the survival of precious heritage sites | Letters
Letters: We must enable communities to engage with heritage sites in ways that protect their own needs, says Andrew Edwards

Letters

07, Nov, 2021 @5:59 PM

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When the music’s over: how the Annandale Hotel survived a backlash and reclaimed its rock history
A gentrifier’s decision to throw out the memorabilia from the former Sydney live music venue led to outrage, redemption and a brand new future for the beloved pub

Kelly Burke

07, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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George the Poet: ‘It’s easier to change the lives of offenders in prison than it is outside’
The spoken word artist has worked with inmates for years. He tells why we need a revolution in education and training to transform their lives

Vanessa Thorpe

07, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ian McDiarmid: ‘As a kid, I always wanted to be the baddie’
The theatre and film actor on staging a pair of Julian Barnes stories, playing Emperor Palpatine, and finding peace in isolation

Kate Kellaway

07, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Simone Lia: The secret personalities of household appliances – cartoon
From the vacuum cleaner to the washing machine…

Simone Lia

07, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Wooden bird bought for £75 revealed to be Anne Boleyn’s – and is now worth £200,000
The carved falcon belonging to the ill-fated queen is being loaned back to Hampton Court Palace

Dalya Alberge

07, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Degrees of separation: what connects Adele to Kathy Bates?
From a soulful pop goddess to an Oscar-winning actor: we go down the rabbit hole after Adele as she hits play on 30

Larry Ryan

06, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘I’m constantly fighting behind the scenes’ – Black comics on breaking down industry barriers
Gina Yashere, Stephen K Amos, Lenny Henry and Daliso Chaponda discuss rejecting stereotypes, unwittingly becoming spokespeople and the strides that have been made in representation

As told to Hannah J Davies

06, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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From The Card Counter to Diana Ross: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
Whether it is Vegas gamblers, Peruvian art treasures or one-off jazz collaborations you’re after, our critics have your plans for the week covered

06, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Battle of Culloden is being fought anew … against an army of house developers
Site where Bonnie Prince Charlie led the Jacobite uprising of 1746 under threat from property development

Robin McKie

06, Nov, 2021 @3:00 AM

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