Celebrating Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

Celebrating Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) produced only around 300 paintings in his lifetime. Picasso produced thousands, but then he was famous with a ready market. Mondrian’s distinctive grids of black lines filled with rectangles of primary colours are familiar, and the summer exhibition at Tate Liverpool samples a selection to illustrate progression of his work […]

Liberal values

Liberal values

Sir, I do try not to rise to Peter Mullen’s more exaggeratedly provocative phrases, but maybe the time has come to ask that he (and some of your other correspondents) give a little more thought to what certain words actually mean, rather than throwing them around indiscriminately as terms of ill-defined abuse. By now, you […]

Steam your way to our great cathedrals. Win two tickets on the Cathedrals Express

Steam your way to our great cathedrals.  Win two tickets on the Cathedrals Express

Railway travel for pleasure is, from recent experience having much of a revival. I regularly take the train from Paddington to Cornwall. Last year, I encountered a pensioner, whose holiday’s central feature was to travel from Inverness (the station connects by bus to John O’Groats) to Land’s End. “How long do you spend at the […]

Marines share their stained glass windows

Marines share their stained glass windows

THE LAST of the stained glass windows that used to be in the Depot Royal Marine Church when the Marines were in barracks at Deal have been installed in the church of St Alban at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre at Lympstone in Devon. The windows were being stored on Whale Island, Portsmouth, for […]

Win tickets to the National Theatre’s production of The King James Bible

Win tickets to the National Theatre’s production of The King James Bible

National Theatre King James Bible 8 October – 6 November In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Book that changed the world, an ensemble of leading actors will read twelve extracts from the King James Bible. Casting includes Nancy Carroll, Alan Howard, Paterson Joseph, Alex Jennings, Maureen Lipman, Patricia Routledge, John Shrapnel and Simon […]

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