Arts

Digital watch

30 October 2004 12:00 am

Digital watch

Sweetness and Light

30 October 2004 12:00 am

People love to sniff the scandal of forgery. Didn’t that old rogue Tom Keating practically become a folk idol? The…

Intimate insight

30 October 2004 12:00 am

And did those feet in ancient timesWalk upon London’s suburbs green?And was a canvas full of sunOn England’s pleasant pastures…

Bride and prejudice

30 October 2004 12:00 am

Leighton House, Lord Leighton’s home and studio in Kensington, has a growing reputation for small and scholarly yet undaunting exhibitions.…

Private passions

23 October 2004 12:00 am

If travel indeed broadens the mind, much of its benign influence and inspiration must come from contact with foreign culture,…

Stamping feat

23 October 2004 12:00 am

Foot stamping is a common feature of many forms of dance. This is not surprising because it provides immediate rhythmical…

Grave and glittering

23 October 2004 12:00 am

While it’s clear, from the ending-times of most of their performances, that neither of London’s major opera houses feels it…

Flower power

2 October 2004 12:00 am

Constance Spry (1886–1960) was a remarkable figure who exerted a powerful influence over the taste of generations of home-makers, particularly…

Salutary shock

2 October 2004 12:00 am

The experience of the critic is one of constant revision, for nothing remains ever quite the same, least of all…

Californian class

2 October 2004 12:00 am

I wish ballet companies due to visit London in the next few months could bring programmes that are as richly…

Who needs friends?

2 October 2004 12:00 am

Cloaca, Kevin Spacey’s debut as the artistic director of the Old Vic, must rank as one of the biggest disappointments…

Puzzlingly unmoving

2 October 2004 12:00 am

Hard to credit, but at the Royal Opera the new production of Massenet’s Werther begins with the prelude being played…

Preserving our heritage

4 September 2004 12:00 am

What will happen to British culture when the United Kingdom disintegrates into half a dozen warring republics? Who will protect…