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The Arts Desk Radio Show

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Welcome to theartsdesk's first radio show with Peter Culshaw and Joe Muggs, recorded with the extremely able help of Brendon Harding at Red Bull Studio London.

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Albion, Almeida Theatre, review – Victoria Hamilton’s epic p...

Prolific writer Mike Bartlett is the most impressive penman to have emerged in British theatre in the past decade. The trouble is that his...

Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me, BBC Two review -...

Chris Packham, who devises and presents programmes about nature and animals, has described himself as "a little bit weird". This autobiographical...

The Best Albums of 2017

Disc of the Day reviews new albums, week in, week out, all year. Below are the albums that our writers gave five stars (listed at...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...

CD: Super Besse - La Nuit*

Super Besse are from the Republic of Belarus, Europe’s sole dictatorship – a country where freedom of expression and opportunities for individual...

Ensemble InterContemporain, Pintscher, RFH review - a visit...

The Royal Festival Hall rather belied its name for a visit to London on Saturday of France’s premier...

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The Best Albums of 2017

theartsdesk's music critics pick their favourites of the year

CD: Super Besse - La Nuit*

Top-drawer Belarusian post-punk? You’d better believe it

CD: Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White

The cult American singer songwriter tackles the domestic and universal with equal panache