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Glyndebourne Opera Company celebrates 80 years

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Say the word Glyndebourne and images of opera at its best, champagne corks flying and elegantly dressed people enjoying picnics come to mind. For some it stands for elitism, expensive ticket prices and people attending […]

Joanna Trollope’s plea – support your independent bookshop

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Joanna Trollope has written 19 novels and a shelf-full of historic romances under the name of Caroline Harvey and during her many years as a successful author she has seen enormous changes in publishing and […]

There is more to Vikings than pillaging and rape

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This will be the year of the Vikings. The British Museum is showing its much lauded exhibition of Vikings: Life end Legend and the historian Philip Parker has just published a tome of 450 pages of […]

“Everything is art. Everything is politics” – Ai Weiwei

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Ai Weiwei, who lives and works in Beijing, is arguably one of the most important artists living today, not just for his art, which is varied and can be exquisitely beautiful, but also for his […]

A riveting recital by celebrated cellist Philip Higham will wow the Gallery audience

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Two years ago Philip Higham was described by the musicians’ bible The Strad as having “all the qualities of a world-class artist’. Other critics hail him as the star cellist of his generation. Philip Higham […]

Sell-out Drabble delights Dulwich audience

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‘There are people in the audience who know me too well and there are also representatives from the publishing trade here tonight, so I must keep myself to the subject,’ said Dame Margaret Drabble as […]

A trio with much brio makes a welcome return to Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Three leading members of the renowned Ensemble 360 plays under the name Leonore Piano Trio. Last September Ensemble 360 thrilled the audience at the Gallery with their music, this year they make a welcome return […]

How to turn children and young people into classical music lovers

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Classical music is a term that makes young people shrug their shoulders, often with the comment, “it’s not for me.” This is something that the renowned Brodowski Quartet, supported by the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, […]

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