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Edward Pethebridge

Famed actor Edward Petherbridge turns talents to painting and writing

Edward Petherbridge may be best known for a long career as an acclaimed classical actor, but he has many other creative talents up his sleeve.

I catch up with him on his lunch break in between rehearsing for his celebrated two-man play, My Perfect Mind, which he describes as a “lite King Lear spin-off” and a humorous and touching show about his life, acting and his experience of not playing Shakespeare’s monarch because of a stroke in 2007.

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Scarlet Page with Slash

Photographer Scarlet Page’s Resonators captures everyone from Paul McCartney to her famous Led Zeppelin father

As the daughter of one of the most influential guitarists to ever grace these shores, Scarlet Page is aware that when she became a photographer, certain doors would open themselves more readily to her in the entertainment world.

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Monday Morning by Deborah Azzopardi

Affordable Art Fair paintings show “naughtier” side of pop artist Deborah Azzopardi

Deborah Azzopardi lives and breathes pop art, and this spirit is reflected in the way she sells her paintings.

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Liam Gallagher with grandson Scottee

Grandson hopes to turn Liam Gallagher into conceptual art

In the 1990s, Liam Gallagher’s phone would not stop ringing, Japanese girls calling him at home, desperate to speak to him.

This year, he hopes to try his hand at art, perhaps walk off with the Turner prize, but he needs a little help from the public.

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Rachel Weisz at the premiere for Agora at the Palais de Festival during the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, France.

Rachel Weisz lends voice to father’s film about world’s first female rabbi

When George Weisz took the lead in bringing a film to screen about the first female rabbi, little did he realise what a family collaboration it would become.

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art detective

Art website offers public chance to turn true detectives

This portrait of an unknown Royal Free Hospital doctor is among thousands of paintings held in public collections that could be identified with help from an “art detective”.

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at home

Writer Beryl Bainbridge found art allowed her to let rip

While she wrote with discipline, she painted with abandon. Beryl Bainbridge’s art was all encompassing and is celebrated in a new exhibition at Somerset House.

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at St Paul's

Artist Gerry Judah’s landmark St Paul’s sculptures urge us to learn from the past

As Easter approaches, artist Gerry Judah has unveiled two white crosses in the knave of St Paul’s Cathedral to commemorate a century since the start of the First World War.

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Nirvana photoshoot

PICTURE GALLERY: Memory of Kurt Cobain lives on in new Nirvana exhibition

This Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. As a scene that lived and died by the narrative of one band more than any other, this tragic event arguably also signalled the end of grunge and the inclusive, outsider community it cultivated.

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The Violinist. Hasan Boolveek. 2011

New journal Outside Voices brings art to society’s margins

Outsider art, sometimes called “art brut”, was a term coined by French artist Jean Dubuffet for works that were “diamonds in the rough, with flaws”.

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Sculptor Naomi Blake with daughter Anita Peleg

How sculptor Naomi Blake forged hope out of Auschwitz tragedy

Recalling an interview from years ago, Anita Peleg explains her mother’s relationship with her home studio. “What was it you said mum? Some people find heaven after they die, but I have found it here.”

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and her sound recording project

Sounds of Regent’s Canal spliced into magical medley in new sound installation

Press the button to call the new lift at Cecil Sharp House this week and you might be intrigued by a medley of sounds that evoke the nearby Regent’s Canal.

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regent's park

Art pair branch out to build ‘Invisible City’ in Regent’s Park

A married couple who met during a tree-based protest against an oil pipeline in Wales are the brains behind a new art installation that is due to open in Regent’s Park this summer.

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Music See all

Britpop At The BBC

Album review: Britpop At The BBC

Not a definitive round-up, but a fair stab at summing up the mid-‘90s guitar scene by the Beeb.

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Theatre See all

plays upstairs at the gatehouse

Fatal Attraction star comes to the defence of war-hating Jane Fonda in new play

When Jane Fonda travelled to Vietnam in 1972, the Oscar- winning actress was campaigning against the “war crime” of American bombs targeting the country’s vital dyke system. But during her visit, the political activist was photographed laughing while seated on a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun, an act which infuriated US war vets and earned her the nickname Hanoi Jane.

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Art See all

Edward Pethebridge

Famed actor Edward Petherbridge turns talents to painting and writing

Edward Petherbridge may be best known for a long career as an acclaimed classical actor, but he has many other creative talents up his sleeve.

I catch up with him on his lunch break in between rehearsing for his celebrated two-man play, My Perfect Mind, which he describes as a “lite King Lear spin-off” and a humorous and touching show about his life, acting and his experience of not playing Shakespeare’s monarch because of a stroke in 2007.

Read full story »

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