WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our July 17 edition

This ambitious programme opened with Arvo Part s beautiful and powerful Credo, which includes the wonderful babbling part for the chorus followed by the farting trumpet passage for the brass. The men of the chorus , in their open neck black shirts looki

This ambitious programme opened with Arvo Part's beautiful and powerful Credo, which includes the wonderful babbling part for the chorus followed by the "farting trumpet" passage for the brass. The men of the chorus , in their open neck black shirts looking oddly like Greek restaurant waiters circa 1974, were clearly enjoying this bit.

Dave Winskill reviewing the recent Crouch End Festival Chorus concert at The Barbican.

It was through reading the stories of Sherlock Holmes that I discovered about life in England - the mist, always having to carry around an umbrella, tea at five. He and his doctor friend Watson taught me about your idiosyncrasies before I ever arrived there,

Omara Portuondo (pictured) comes to Kenwood with Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club musicians on Saturday night - what's the chances that she'll be stopping off at Baker Street en route?


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Daphne had already released a lot of material from these diaries, stuff that indicated her extremely close relationship with her father, which she'd called 'a sort of incest'. So what the hell could she be hiding? That was the trigger that got me looking into her childhood.

Author Piers Dudgeon explains his motivation for investigating Daphne du Maurier's secret childhood diaries, resulting in the publication of his new book, Captivated.

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Seven parents have pulled their children out of nursery over the last 10 days because of parking problems and this will make it worse.

Parking issues are at the heart of a battle that has broken out over a new youth centre, which is to be build opposite a once-thriving play school nursery in Golders Green.

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