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Features & Interviews

Interview: Claire Foy, Netflix queen

Jasper Rees

It was a good night for British thespians at the 2016 Golden Globes. The stars of The Night Manager – Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman – all visited the podium to collect awards.

Natalie Clein: 'The cello is part of my being'

Natalie Clein

The cello is so deeply engrained in my fingers, my imagination, it’s part of my being – my life would feel amputated without it. You fall in love with the instrument, the music, and then you embark on the life-long task of trying to get closer to that beguiling musical ideal. That’s the drug, the contract you sign with the devil.

Radio Cymru: Penblwydd Hapus (= Happy Birthday)

Betsan Powys

Forty years ago, BBC Radio Cymru – the one and only Welsh-language national radio station – was born. It broke free from the world of opt-outs, where...

John Berger: the critic as artist

Florence Hallett

It’s hardly the lot of an art critic to be loved and admired, still less to speak to an audience that might reasonably be called “the public”. And...

theartsdesk in Cape Town: Summer of nostalgia

Boyd Tonkin

Just 22 years old, South Africa’s national “Day of Reconciliation” on 16 December has shuffled into its perplexed young adulthood. Although...

theartsdesk in Budapest: Prophecy in the world's best concert hall

David Nice

Great Hungarian musicians look outwards as the country's government closes the door

Seasons of love: Rent 20 years on

Jasper Rees

Jonathan Larson died before his musical struck gold. Was there more to come?

When Sam Shepard was a Londoner

Jasper Rees

The great American playwright, back in the West End with 'Buried Child', spent three formative years in London. Those who were there remember

'Hamlet’s actors are kings of infinite space'

Kelly Hunter

As her touring Hamlet reaches London, director Kelly Hunter reflects on packing Elsinore into a suitcase

'Before punk, there was Rauschenberg'

Justin Adams

As a major retrospective opens at Tate Modern, musician and producer Justin Adams reflects on his lifelong love of an American great

ENO's Marvellous Miller in pictures

David Nice

Celebration of Sir Jonathan's award-winning productions with familiar stars

'What would it feel like to watch women sew?'

EV Crowe

EV Crowe introduces 'The Sewing Group', her new Royal Court play set just before the Industrial Revolution

theartsdesk in Reykjavík: Iceland Airwaves 2016

Kieron Tyler

PJ Harvey, John Lydon, Björk and Iceland’s next sure thing Mammút assemble at the festival that’s about more than music

Leonard Cohen: Turning the Darkness Into Beauty

Mark Kidel

A singer-songwriter for post-Holocaust times

'I am dismayed by the tone of the debate'

Heather Neill

A member of the Globe's Council sees both sides in the Emma Rice furore

'We should take a 1:1 ratio of male to female talent as the norm'

Odaline De La Martinez

Conductor Odaline de la Martinez on the female composers featured in this year's London Festival of American Music

Howard Davies: An Appreciation

Matt Wolf

The peerless directors' director cast a spell over audiences across the repertoire

Opinion: ArtReview Power 100

Marina Vaizey

Hans Ulrich Obrist tops a list dominated by globetrotting gallerists, curators and museum directors

Martyn Brabbins: a safe pair of hands at ENO

David Nice

Noble choice for new Music Director under difficult circumstances

Half a century of the Roundhouse

Marcus Davey

The director of the charismatic venue celebrates its history and its work transforming young lives

First Person: 'Schizophrenia is still a taboo subject'

Vladimir Shcherban

Award-winning director introduces Belarus Free Theatre's new play about mental health

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Agnes Obel

Kieron Tyler

The Danish singer-songwriter opens up about her third album ‘Citizen of Glass’

On the road with Bob Dylan: the mother of all rockumentaries

Mark Kidel

DA Pennebaker’s 'Dont Look Back' created new myths for musicians

First Person: Nico Muhly on music for two pianos

Nico Muhly

Composing 'Fast Patterns' for Kings Place's new London Piano Festival

Interview: Sir Neville Marriner and the I, Culture Orchestra

Peter Culshaw

The conductor has died aged 92. We revisit an interview from 2011 when his energy remained undimmed

Helaine Blumenfeld: 'Beauty has become synonymous with something banal'

Rachel Halliburton

To coincide with her retrospective 'Hard Beauty', the sculptor talks about philosophy, language and the conflicting roles of artist, mother and wife

Ed Vaizey: 'We must invest more in the arts'

Ed Vaizey

The long-serving former culture minister calls on the UK Government to increase arts funding

First Person: The Juilliard Experiment

Mark Kidel

Introducing an intimate film of a painter working with music, premiered at Raindance

First Person: Steven Isserlis on Schumann's advice to the young

Steven Isserlis

The cellist and writer on a new book annotating a great composer's wisdom

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