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Sketch discovered on reverse side of Branch Hill Pond, 1821

Undiscovered Constable oil sketch of Hampstead Heath to display in new V&A exhibition

Conservators at the V&A have discovered a previously unrecorded oil sketch by John Constable concealed beneath the lining of a painting of Hampstead’s Branch Hill Pond.

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The Deer Hunter

King Kong, Wicker Man and The Deer Hunter amongst classic film posters at Phoenix exhibition

A host of designers have reimagined alternative posters for iconic films such as The Wicker Man and King Kong which are on display at East Finchley’s Phoenix Cinema until the end of the month.

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Camden High Line

London Design Week puts a High Line over Camden High Street

In a rush to get the Saturday food shopping out the way, or pushing past hordes of commuters on a Monday morning, do you ever take the time to look up?

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Olympic opening ceremony (night)

Picture gallery: Former Telegraph cartoonist Nicholas Garland brings colour of London’s 2012 Olympics to life

Two years ago, cartoonist Nicholas Garland landed the commission of a lifetime – to capture the atmosphere and events of the impending 2012 Olympics.

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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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Music See all

Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Album review: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

A searing, exciting and uncompromising debut from the new darlings of rock.

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Theatre See all

Roger Allam in Seminar at Hampstead Theatre

Game of Thrones and The Thick of It star Roger Allam returns to stage for Seminar

In his latest role at Hampstead Theatre, Roger Allam plays a cantankerous former novelist all too happy to destroy the hopes and pretences of those who gather at his feet for advice. As a star of both stage and screen, with three Olivier Awards to his name, the actor in real life would surely be a valuable mentor for any aspiring thespian.

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Art See all

Sketch discovered on reverse side of Branch Hill Pond, 1821

Undiscovered Constable oil sketch of Hampstead Heath to display in new V&A exhibition

Conservators at the V&A have discovered a previously unrecorded oil sketch by John Constable concealed beneath the lining of a painting of Hampstead’s Branch Hill Pond.

Read full story »

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