The BBC’s remake of its 1969 documentary series Civilisation was always going to be ripe for criticism. The mind-boggling breadth of the new version makes for difficult viewing, but it also introduces many great works of art.
Rambert Dance Company explore personal suffering, the chaos of modern life, and the pain and pleasure of performing in their revival of Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances.
Responsible for raising tuition fees to over £9,000, Lord David Willetts faced a tough crowd when he came to Durham University. He maintains that this decision resulted in greater social mobility, but what about the psychologically crushing £50k student debt?
Jonathan Yeo is fascinated by the extreme nature of plastic surgery. But whether he is interested in the individuals he paints is another matter.
Yellow Submarine may be considered as testament to the psychedelic 1960s but 50 years after its release it still has an important message.
Giuseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera has all the hallmarks of Italian opera. Love, betrayal, conspiracy, murder, adultery and magic all feature in its melodramatic plot.
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