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‘Galleries are safe, but visitors need to feel that’: can the Royal Academy survive without funding?

Axel Rüger, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy, is “cautiously optimistic” about this week’s vaccine news. “We live in hope every day that this vaccine will work.” Read my full Telegraph article here

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Summer Exhibition, Translations and Ocean’s 8

On my July MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Grayson Perry curates a colourful and inclusive Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Film Girl power in the all-female reboot Ocean’s 8 Theatre Brian Friel’s Translations at the National Theatre is a tender epic Commuter corner Anuradha Roy’s All … Continue reading

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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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Capability Brown, Summer Exhibition and Adam Buxton

On my July MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: The big picture Landscape photographers showcase Capability Brown on his 300th anniversary Don’t miss: Seeing double International artistic duos at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition Commuter corner Adam Buxton’s interviews and Harry Potter Read … Continue reading

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Street art, space savers and Caitlin Moran

On my April MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Space savers The Royal Academy’s Urban Jigsaw competition produces innovative approaches to brownfield development. Don’t miss: Street art Somerset House and A(by)P reclaim graffiti as a path to new thinking. Commuter corner Caitlin … Continue reading

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Barnes, Pepys and painted gardens

Highlights of my January MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Dear diary A new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum shows London through Samuel Pepys’s eyes. Don’t miss: Green fingers The Royal Academy of Arts brings together Monet, Matisse, Kandinsky and more in … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

This week on theartsdesk, a feast of theatrical openings, from Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen to an epic Jane Eyre, plus Ai Weiwei, Courtney Pine, and a TV costume drama battle royale. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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The art of living

Highlights of my June MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Child’s play Indulge your inner child (or take one with you) at RIBA’s reconstructed Brutalist playgrounds Don’t miss: Summer in the city Big names and fresh talent at the Royal Academy’s famed … Continue reading

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