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VIDEO: London hosts Turner and Constable shows

Thu, 2014-09-18 15:02
Rivals in life, two of Britain's greatest painters William Turner and John Constable, are the subjects of major exhibitions in London.

Katy B pulls out of MTV Crashes

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:34
British singer Katy B pulls out of an MTV concert in Londonderry following the death of her brother.

AUDIO: Sumner on 'shock' of Ian Curtis death

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:37
New Order's Bernard Sumner says the death of Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis turned his world "upside down".

AUDIO: Hitchcock's abandoned Nazi documentary

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:05
A new documentary is being released telling the story of an aborted film project from 1945 which would provide evidence of Nazi crimes for German audiences

Flautist Galway wins lifetime award

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:15
Classical flautist Sir James Galway is honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at the Gramophone Awards in London.

AUDIO: Disco musical tells Imelda Marcos story

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:08
The story of Imelda Marcos, widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is being made into a musical at the National Theatre.

Country musician Hamilton dies at 77

Thu, 2014-09-18 05:38
Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77.

VIDEO: Police appeal after art theft attempt

Thu, 2014-09-18 05:02
Birmingham Police have asked for help to identify a man caught on CCTV attempting to take a piece of art from a city centre gallery.

Gogglebox wins Rose d'Or TV award

Thu, 2014-09-18 04:41
Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin.

Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star

Thu, 2014-09-18 03:41
Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star

Unfinished Austen manuscript on show

Thu, 2014-09-18 03:22
Pages of an unfinished novel by Jane Austen will go on display at her Hampshire home later.

Campaign to save historic theatres

Thu, 2014-09-18 02:02
More than 30 historic theatres in England and Wales are "at risk" from decay, closure or irreversible change, according to the Theatres Trust.

Armstrong to voice new Danger Mouse

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:25
Pointless host Alexander Armstrong will voice Danger Mouse when the much-loved cartoon hero returns to TV next year.

Hiroshima artworks to go on show

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:24
Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

VIDEO: National Gallery in the picture

Wed, 2014-09-17 19:04
US filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks to Tom Brooks about his documentary on the National Gallery

Artists' personal collections on show

Wed, 2014-09-17 12:55
The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.

Delevingne lands key role in film

Wed, 2014-09-17 10:16
British model Cara Delevingne is set to star in an adaptation of the novel Paper Towns, by John Green of The Fault in Our Stars fame.

Plaudits for Maxine Peake's Hamlet

Wed, 2014-09-17 05:58
Maxine Peake's performance as Hamlet is described by critics as "stunningly good", "excellent" and "not fully rounded" after her opening night.

VIDEO: Musical Miss Saigon celebrates 25 years

Wed, 2014-09-17 05:40
Stars of Miss Saigon speak to BBC Breakfast about celebrating 25 years since the musical premiered.

Easy Rider chopper goes under hammer

Wed, 2014-09-17 05:12
The customised chopper Peter Fonda rode in 1969 film Easy Rider is expected to fetch more than $1 million (£613,000) when it goes up for auction next month.