Arts feature

China’s piano fever

4 June 2008 12:00 am

Petroc Trelawny visits the world’s largest piano factory in the country where under Mao it was dangerous to play the instrument

Drama at the opera

28 May 2008 12:00 am

Stephen Pettitt celebrates the new wave of masterful British productions

An eccentric part of the landscape

21 May 2008 12:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to an irreverent Dominic Dromgoole about the Globe

Exhibition suspicion

14 May 2008 12:00 am

Martin Gayford questions the point of art shows. Should they educate or give pleasure — or both?

Cult of the masterpiece

14 May 2008 12:00 am

Susan Moore on the art market

An unassuming genius

7 May 2008 12:00 am

Pete Hoskin on the Hollywood actor James Stewart, who was born 100 years ago

Crescendo of polyphony

30 April 2008 12:00 am

Peter Phillips on a Zambian chamber choir which decided to perform Byrd, Tallis and Tippett

‘You’re always learning’

23 April 2008 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to Sally Burgess about taking on the role of Carmen

Under cover of absurdity

16 April 2008 12:00 am

Igor Toronyi-Lalic on the power of animation to subvert and propagate ideas

Liberating Shakespeare

2 April 2008 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield talks to the RSC’s Michael Boyd and learns how he scared the Establishment

Supplementary benefits

26 March 2008 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to the Young Vic’s David Lan and ENO’s John Berry about the joys of collaboration

The ideally expensive thing

18 March 2008 12:00 am

Susan Moore on how the Americans have become net sellers of works of art

In tune with poetry

5 March 2008 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to Ian Bostridge about his passion for Lieder and his plans for the future

Portrait of a director

27 February 2008 12:00 am

Mark Glazebrook talks to Sandy Nairne, who explains why the NPG is part of the life of London

Changing behaviour

20 February 2008 12:00 am

Toby Jones on how theatre is being used in Malawi to help stop the spread of Aids

Roman souvenir

13 February 2008 12:00 am

Laura Gascoigne follows in the footsteps of the 18th-century Grand Tourist

A daunting experience

6 February 2008 12:00 am

Tom Hollander’s first meeting with a theatrical agent didn’t turn out quite how he expected

Unthinking dogmatism

30 January 2008 12:00 am

James MacMillan explains why he hates the assumption that he is a liberal left-winger

Legacy of an Eminent Victorian

23 January 2008 12:00 am

‘Mr Hallé’s Band’ began giving concerts 150 years ago. Michael Kennedy on the great orchestra

Why it’s important

16 January 2008 12:00 am

Lloyd Evans believes that Wilde’s comedy is the best play ever written. The Importance of Being Earnest with Penelope Keith is at the Vaudeville Theatre from 22 January.

Her dark materials

9 January 2008 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield talks to Eileen Atkins about acting as an out-of-body experience. Eileen Atkins opens in The Sea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 23 January.

Take another look at Millais

2 January 2008 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth urges those who think they don’t like this artist to go and see this show