Arts

Competing children

29 January 2005 12:00 am

Competing children

Printing matters

29 January 2005 12:00 am

Printing matters

Turkish delights

29 January 2005 12:00 am

‘The Terrible Turk’ was a threat made by mothers to recalcitrant children in the time of the Mongols, while for…

Better left unsaid

29 January 2005 12:00 am

One of the cardinal rules of theatre reviewing is that you’re not supposed to talk about the play until you’ve…

Brain power

22 January 2005 12:00 am

Brain power

Fierce vision

22 January 2005 12:00 am

The Guildhall Art Gallery has a well-defined policy of mounting temporary exhibitions of work by living artists, providing the subject…

Lonely insights

22 January 2005 12:00 am

In his introductory note to the programme of Opera North’s new production of Don Giovanni, Richard Farnes, who has recently…

Romantic quest

22 January 2005 12:00 am

In John Buchan’s The Three Hostages, Dr Greenslade explains his theory of successful thriller writing to Richard Hannay: ‘Let us…

Yes man

15 January 2005 12:00 am

‘Why do you buy so many CDs?’ asked my girlfriend. It was not an unreasonable question, although obviously I wasn’t…

Hard times

15 January 2005 12:00 am

For many, the workhouse, particularly the Victorian variety, still conjures up in the popular imagination an image of dread and…

Alternative history

15 January 2005 12:00 am

The first part of the title of the Whitechapel’s latest portmanteau show is taken from Ezra Pound’s masterpiece of compression,…

Essential truths

15 January 2005 12:00 am

This is a brave and thoughtful exhibition, for it addresses the needs both of a multifaith city, Liverpool, and an…

Winning Lane

15 January 2005 12:00 am

Since 25 October, I’ve been appearing seven times a week on stage, so getting to see anything has been extremely…

Wishful thinking

15 January 2005 12:00 am

The first thing to be said is that, if you object to swearing, copious fecal matter and vigorously inventive explicit…

Something for everyone

8 January 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth looks at the treats we can expect over the coming year

Ring of hope

8 January 2005 12:00 am

After seemingly endless drumrolls and fanfares, with the conductor Antonio Pappano and the director Keith Warner giving countless interviews on…

Artistic sustenance

1 January 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth finds much to enjoy on his gallery trawl round London

Pain and pleasure

1 January 2005 12:00 am

Pain and pleasure

Finding salvation

1 January 2005 12:00 am

A tragic love story lies behind the jovial title to this delightful exhibition, which unveils the David and Liza Brown…

History mystery

1 January 2005 12:00 am

I always like it when some fellow has a kid late in life and two centuries later you wind up…

The message in the glass

18 December 2004 12:00 am

In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in stained glass, writes Andrew Lambirth

Return to standard

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Return to standard

Curious timing

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Curious timing

Sheer magic

18 December 2004 12:00 am

For 100 years, ballet has been represented by the image of a ballerina with a feathered headdress and an arm…

Improving the soil

11 December 2004 12:00 am

Improving the soil