Arts feature

Space invaders

14 August 2010 12:00 am

Ben West investigates the growth in unusual exhibition venues — from brothel to butcher’s shop

The new alternatives

7 August 2010 12:00 am

William Cook goes to Skegness and watches Cannon & Ball attract an adoring audience

‘A totally irresponsible art’

31 July 2010 12:00 am

Nina Conti appears convinced that her puppets are real. Freddy Gray investigates

Back to the future

24 July 2010 12:00 am

Charles Moore on how to renew and maintain life in the deserted villages of rural Romania

Silencing the voices

17 July 2010 12:00 am

The ‘seriously handsome’ Toby Stephens talks to Mary Wakefield about the magic of acting

Going for a song

7 July 2010 12:00 am

It’s Proms time again. Peter Phillips is struck by the imbalance between singers and players

Guiding principles

30 June 2010 12:00 am

What are the ingredients of a good audio guide? Henrietta Bredin investigates

‘Everyone must have a voice’

23 June 2010 12:00 am

Marianne Gray talks to the down-to-earth Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn about her latest film

Picasso: angel and monster

16 June 2010 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth talks to John Richardson, biographer and friend of the artist

‘Take risks and be exciting’

9 June 2010 12:00 am

Lloyd Evans talks to Michael Attenborough, whose star at the Almeida is the theatre itself

Contrasting characters

2 June 2010 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield talks to Roger Allam and discovers that he thinks acting is only a game

Hollywood’s introspective icon

26 May 2010 12:00 am

As Clint Eastwood celebrates his 80th birthday, Peter Hoskin salutes his artistic legacy

Comic timing

19 May 2010 12:00 am

New Labour inspired a golden age of political comedy. William Cook looks to satire’s future

A great individualist

12 May 2010 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth talks to Jeffery Camp about the primacy of drawing in an artist’s practice

Two men in a boat

5 May 2010 12:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton on a stage adaptation of the Erskine Childers classic Riddle of the Sands

The great communicator

28 April 2010 12:00 am

Conductor Marin Alsop talks to Henrietta Bredin about sharing a concert platform with Bernstein

Brutal beauty

21 April 2010 12:00 am

William Cook takes us on a tour of 2010’s unlikely European Capital of Culture

In the firing line

14 April 2010 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin goes backstage at the Royal Opera House and finds a stash of weaponry

Alive and kicking

7 April 2010 12:00 am

Marianne Gray talks to Debbie Reynolds, one of the last of Hollywood’s Golden Era

Time for thought

31 March 2010 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on how a powerful Easter message can be found in images of the Crucifixion

Round the galleries

24 March 2010 12:00 am

I admire J.G. Ballard, who died last year, but much of his writing leaves me cold — as if abandoned in one of the lunar jungles or deserts that Max Ernst’s paintings so often depict.

A diet of unrelenting mush

17 March 2010 12:00 am

Ben West on the decline in quality of regional theatre; he fears it can only get worse

A woman of substance

10 March 2010 12:00 am

Felicity Kendal tells a surprised Mary Wakefield of her admiration for Mrs Warren

A view from the pit

3 March 2010 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to the leader of ENO’s orchestra about working ‘in the trenches’

Rare magic

24 February 2010 12:00 am

Paul Nash: The Elements
Dulwich Picture Gallery, until 9 May