Kew Gardens

Does Radio 3 need a new controller?

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Where next for Radio 3? Last Friday was the First Night of this year’s Proms season but it was the…

‘Les femmes devant la mer’, 1943, by Paul Delvaux

Exhibition review: Rory McEwen: the botanical artist who influenced Van Morrison; Paul Delvaux: a show to savour for its unusualness

29 June 2013 9:00 am

By all accounts, Rory McEwen (1932–82) was a remarkable man, hugely talented in several different disciplines (artist, musician, writer) and…

Trouble at court: Susan Bullock as Queen Elizabeth I and Jeremy Carpenter as Robert Cecil

Opera review: Britten’s Gloriana may be a failure but it still manages to shock

29 June 2013 9:00 am

The most surprising thing about Benjamin Britten’s coronation opera Gloriana, for me, is that it merely fell rather flat at…