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Marina Vaizey

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Marina Vaizey was art critic for the Financial Times, then the Sunday Times, edited the Art Quarterly, has been a judge for the Turner Prize, and a trustee of several museums; books include 100 Masterpieces, The Artist as Photographer and Great Women Collectors. She's currently a freelance art critic and lecturer. This drawing of Marina as a character from Jane Austen is 40 years old.

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CD: Sum 41 - Order In Decline

Sum 41 were one of those light-weight punk-ish bands in unfeasibly large pairs of shorts that washed up in the wake of Green Day’s early success...

Django Bates Belovèd Trio, Evan Parker, Wigmore Hall review...

"Genius" is a word to be used sparingly, but Django Bates surely is one. “A musical polymath and prodigiously gifted composer” went the citation...

Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera review - Mozart in...

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Bob Dylan and Neil Young, BST Hyde Park review - flat-out br...

It was billed as a moment of musical history: two of the great icons of rock'n'roll sharing a double-headline. A dream ticket. Except, of course,...

Robin Ince, Soho Theatre review - fun among the chaos

How to describe a show that by Robin Ince’s own admission doesn’t have a narrative strand, and for which he has written several pages of notes...

Florence + the Machine, BST Hyde Park review - mastering the...

It’s a rare thing that musicians sound better live than they do on Spotify. But Florence Welch sings a note perfect set – even when jumping up and...

CD: Sabaton – The Great War

It’s been 20 years since Sabaton’s formation in 1999, and the Swedish power...

Gina Apostol: Insurrecto review – a treacherous archipelago...

As in other countries born out of 19th-century uprisings against imperial power, the literary roots of the Philippines run deep. Executed by the...

theartsdesk Q&A: Lia Williams on the challenges of theat...

Lia Williams is not an actor who looks for easy options. Twice she has played two characters in the same production, switching between them for...