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Into the Void: the four-storey Barbican shell set to become a £3.5m home
Having bought the space in 2006 for £200,000, a former solicitor aims to sell the one-off 3,097 sq ft brutalist space to developers

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

08, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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NYOGB/Bloch review – visible delight in music-making
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain played with virtuosity, panache and heartfelt enjoyment in a programme featuring Britten, Anna Clyne and Richard Strauss

Flora Willson

05, Jan, 2023 @11:31 AM

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The best art and design shows to visit in 2023
Queer Renaissance sculptor Donatello, Marina Abramović, David Hockney and a long-delayed mega-museum in Manchester – your art-design to-do list for the year ahead

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

27, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Don’t look into the wardrobe: are Peeping Tom the world’s freakiest theatre troupe?
The Belgian dance-theatre company love to create unnerving environments – and are set to put the apocalypse on stage. They talk about their taboo-trouncing shows

Chris Wiegand

12, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Museum of London: a fundamental clash as the City of London dreams on
As the museum prepares to leave its 70s home, plans to raze the site and build an office-led new complex have sparked a battle with those who want to repurpose what’s already there

Rowan Moore

27, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Wednesday briefing: Inside Arts Council England’s devastating cuts
In today’s newsletter: As enraged arts workers protest, we explore what the new world might look like for our cultural institutions – and why even opera haters should care about the fate of English National Opera

Archie Bland

23, Nov, 2022 @6:57 AM

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Perfect Show for Rachel review – a total delight
From a control desk, director Rachel O’Mahony pushes buttons for songs, scenes and games in a fun, carefully crafted show staged by Zoo Co

Miriam Gillinson

21, Nov, 2022 @12:22 PM

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Harding review – gorgeous Mahler with expressionist edge
Daniel Harding led a modernist interpretation of Mahler’s Ninth full of fierce drama, eloquence and intensity, in the orchestra’s thrilling return to this hall

Andrew Clements

06, Nov, 2022 @1:45 PM

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An Anatomy of Melancholy review – vivid musical study of an indefinable condition
In an intimate show – part a staged recital part a mini-opera - Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford perform John Dowland’s lute songs epitomising melancholy

Erica Jeal

28, Oct, 2022 @10:18 AM

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The week in theatre: My Neighbour Totoro; Local Hero – review
A beloved Studio Ghibli anime is brought to magical life in Phelim McDermott’s new RSC production, while the 1983 film Local Hero finds fresh resonance

Susannah Clapp

23, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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My Neighbour Totoro review – dazzling staging of the Studio Ghibli classic
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production has astonishing puppetry, magical music and huge emotional impact

Arifa Akbar

19, Oct, 2022 @7:34 AM

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BBCSO/Oramo Total Immersion: Sibelius the Storyteller review – hair-raising climaxes and soaring intensity
A day of concerts led by Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra explored the Finnish composer’s tone poems and songs, and made for a vivid - and special - experience

Andrew Clements

10, Oct, 2022 @9:24 PM

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