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A polyphonic dawn chorus in the Essex edgelands
Caroline Bergvall’s Raga Dawn is a mash-up of English, Punjabi and Romansh, poetry, music and performance art. She explains why she’s opposing ‘isolationist pride’ on the spot where the Empire Windrush docked in 1948

Nancy Groves

20, Sep, 2016 @12:27 PM

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Pride and Partridge: Felicity Montagu's comedy gold with Coogan and Austen
She played the loyal PA to Norwich’s deluded DJ and the cake-scoffing vicar’s wife in Nighty Night. Now back on stage as Mrs Bennet, Felicity Montagu explains why humour is a deadly serious business

Nancy Groves

15, Sep, 2016 @3:18 PM

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Funky temples, blood sculptures and piles and piles of guano – the week in art
Discworld drawings, summertime skinnydipping and Willem Dafoe’s experimental film for audiences of one – all in your weekly art dispatch

Nancy Groves

19, Aug, 2016 @3:55 PM

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Back to art school: Grayson Perry and Gillian Wearing meet tomorrow's stars
They are the art stars of tomorrow. So what are they making? Slime fountains and love machines, find Grayson Perry and Gillian Wearing as they visit two degree shows – and recall their own student days

Interviews by Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Nancy Groves

08, Aug, 2016 @6:00 AM

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'I turned the Olympic torch into an ice cream': British artists reveal their Rio 2016 posters
Tracey Emin, David Shrigley, Sam Taylor-Johnson and more talk us through the posters they’ve made for Team GB – and what the Olympics mean to them

Interviews by Nancy Groves

02, Aug, 2016 @3:50 PM

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Women film-makers dominate Jarman award shortlist for 2016
Shortlist for £10,000 film-art prize features tales of Arab culture, life with Alzheimer’s disease and a posthumous cameo from Philip Seymour Hoffman

Nancy Groves

17, Jun, 2016 @9:50 AM

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On the flipside: match the famous paintings to their frames – quiz
Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has painstakingly recreated the flipsides of some of the world’s most famous paintings for his show Verso at the Mauritshuis. Can you guess which works of art lie these battered old frames belong to?

Nancy Groves

16, Jun, 2016 @8:02 AM

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All the world's a self-storage unit: the show unpacking our cluttered lives
Dante or Die’s Handle With Care explores our attachment to personal possessions by taking its audience into the warehouses where we stow away belongings

Nancy Groves

10, Jun, 2016 @2:43 PM

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Simon Stone: 'If theatre could be half as good as HBO, we'd be hitting gold'
At 31, Simon Stone has adapted Woody Allen, re-written Ibsen not once but twice, and helmed various iconoclastic stage productions – all after starting out as an actor. He explains why going to the theatre is still a ‘cathartic social ritual’

Nancy Groves

03, Jun, 2016 @1:50 PM

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Heathcote Williams: 'Pinter was slightly intimidating – he paused quite a lot'
As his play The Local Stigmatic is revived 50 years after its debut, the reclusive playwright looks back at the London underworld, the rise of celebrity culture and the debt he owes to Harold Pinter

Interview by Nancy Groves

12, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Tune in, freak out: take Latin mass with Stanley Kubrick and 114 radios
They put Nick Cave in therapy and Ziggy Stardust in an art gallery. Now Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have persuaded Jarvis Cocker and Beth Orton to help their choir of radios play doom-laden music from The Shining

Nancy Groves

12, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Sightseeing: the most dazzling art and design of summer 2016
Dive into underwater cities, swoon over O’Keeffe’s ravishing blooms, and swoosh down Carsten-Höller’s slides and hang out with Hockney and his friends in LA

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones,Oliver Wainwright and Nancy Groves

03, May, 2016 @5:58 PM

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