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Russian phantoms, American identity and S-Town

On my April MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Russian phantoms The Design Museum resurrects utopian Soviet architecture Don’t miss: American abyss From Edward Hopper to Grant Wood: 1930s Americana at the Royal Academy Commuter corner Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream and new podcast … Continue reading

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The Japanese house, Renaissance partners and Exit West

On my March MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: House proud A major survey of post-war Japanese architecture at the Barbican Don’t miss: Brothers in art Michelangelo and Sebastiano’s collaboration explored at the National Gallery Commuter corner Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and a podcast … Continue reading

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Crossrail treasures, David Hockney and Ali Smith

On my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Digging deep Archaeological treasures unearthed during Crossrail work displayed at the Museum of London Don’t miss: In living colour Tate Britain hosts a major David Hockney retrospective Commuter corner Ali Smith’s Brexit novel Autumn and … Continue reading

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Sex with Strangers, Hampstead Theatre

This is pure titular titillation – a strategy that backfires with this dated, laboured and distinctly unsexy piece. “Serious” writer Olivia (Emilia Fox) at one point bemoans the fact that her failed first novel was falsely marketed as a chick-lit … Continue reading

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Mathematics, Emma Hamilton and The Nix

On my January MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Do the maths The Science Museum’s new gallery, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, shows how sums underpin the modern world Don’t miss: Portrait of a lady Emma Hamilton’s extraordinary life explored at … Continue reading

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Brutus and Other Heroines, Harriet Walter

One of the big theatre stories of 2016 is women reclaiming Shakespeare, from Gillian Bevan’s Cymbeline and Michelle Terry’s Henry V to Glenda Jackson’s Lear and Phyllida Lloyd’s landmark all-female trilogy starring Harriet Walter. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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New Design Museum, Caravaggio and Zadie Smith

On my November MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: New designs The Design Museum reopens with a permanent collection and the Designs of the Year Don’t miss: Life and soul The National Gallery explores Caravaggio’s influence on his contemporaries Commuter corner Zadie … Continue reading

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Young audiences, Fun Competition and The Last Tango

My articles in the November issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Young at heart Family audiences are becoming a priority for dance companies and creatives The Last Tango Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace bring their final show to the West End Stepping Out Debuts … Continue reading

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Swinging Sixties, watercolours and Bridget Jones

On my October MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Still waters run deep London as seen by the Royal Watercolour Society Don’t miss: Swinging Sixties From The Beatles to riots and Woodstock, the V&A explores how that pivotal decade shaped us … Continue reading

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Grand designs, Great Fire and Dead Authors

On my September MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Grand designs New districts, luxury interiors and standout installations at this year’s London Design Festival Don’t miss: London’s burning The Museum of London marks 350 since the Great Fire of London Commuter … Continue reading

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