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London venue plans ignored rest of UK | Letter
Letter: The axing of a concert hall project in the capital is no great loss, there are world-class facilities in other parts of the country, writes Julie Berrow


22, Feb, 2021 @5:30 PM

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No Simon Rattle, and no new concert hall for London ... but we will survive
Grandiose plans for the Centre of Music in London have been scrapped, and musical leaders such as Simon Rattle are moving on. But there is much to look forward to

Fiona Maddocks

20, Feb, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The best photography and architecture of 2020: high camp to Dungeness
Masculinity was under the microscope, queer lives recorded and Derek Jarman’s garden recreated in London

Sean O’Hagan and Oliver Wainwright

26, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Kanneh-Mason Family review – varied programme gives each sibling a chance to shine
Seven musical marvels delivered a warm informal show, attended both in person and virtually, in which cellist Sheku and pianist Isata provided particular highlights

Erica Jeal

23, Oct, 2020 @12:06 PM

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Michael Clark review – from the syringe solo to the bum-revealing jeté
The Scottish dance iconoclast married extraordinary technique with boundless imagination – and his work is as provocative as ever

Claire Armitstead

06, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Bryn Terfel/Britten Sinfonia review – deep, unaffected sincerity
With works by Bach, Gerald Finzi and Ivor Novello – plus a warming Christmas carol – this concert confirmed music’s power to console in troubled times

Tim Ashley

05, Oct, 2020 @2:51 PM

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'He came out of the womb dancing!' Stars relive their wild times with Michael Clark
Baryshnikov couldn’t keep up, Sam Taylor-Johnson had a panic attack and Sarah Lucas built him the rudest stage set ever … as a new show celebrates the dance legend, stars pin down his punk genius

Interviews by Lyndsey Winship

30, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Live music and audiences return to Barbican Centre in recast autumn season
London venue announces concerts for both live and digital viewers, while the LSO will close the year’s Beethoven celebrations with an ambitious piano concerto cycle

Imogen Tilden

08, Sep, 2020 @12:23 PM

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Streaming: the Barbican's first-person documentary season
Film-makers get personal in the Barbican Cinema on Demand’s first fully themed season

Guy Lodge

05, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Online Porch Sitting review – collective catharsis to guide us through the dark
Hallowed quiet gives way to personal laments in an interactive re-creation of house-front chatter

Arifa Akbar

29, Jul, 2020 @2:47 PM

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Colonial art in UK museums is similar to Nazi-looted works, says charity boss
Dr Errol Francis said venues should support decolonisation of their collections

Lanre Bakare

22, Jul, 2020 @7:00 AM

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