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BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled

Thu, 2014-04-17 07:48
Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.

VIDEO: Lighting the way and more arts stories

Thu, 2014-04-17 06:45
A giant light installation in an old gas storage tank in Germany, works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin and US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe side by side in Paris - and more from the world of arts.

MF Husain's last works to be shown

Thu, 2014-04-17 06:41
The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.

Ai Weiwei exhibits in former chapel

Thu, 2014-04-17 06:35
Artist Ai Weiwei chooses a former chapel in Yorkshire as the venue for his next UK exhibition.

Mrs Doubtfire sequel in the works

Thu, 2014-04-17 06:09
A sequel to hit 1993 comedy Mrs Doubtfire is on the cards, with actor Robin Williams and the writer behind Elf on board.

Artists have unique brain structure

Thu, 2014-04-17 05:35
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.

Bryan Singer sex abuse claim 'absurd'

Thu, 2014-04-17 04:57
Claims that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused a teenager in 1999 are dismissed as "completely without merit" by the film-maker's lawyer.

Gospels win North East culture award

Thu, 2014-04-17 04:47
An exhibition of the 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham is named best event at a ceremony celebrating culture in the north-east of England.

Rock band AC/DC are 'not retiring'

Thu, 2014-04-17 04:43
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.

VIDEO: Getting boys back into books

Thu, 2014-04-17 04:15
Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, wants to get boys back into books.

Why is Captain Underpants the most complained about book?

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:26
Why is Captain Underpants the most complained about book?

Frozen US number one for 10th week

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:52
The album from Disney's animated film becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the US chart for 10 weeks or longer.

Tom Jones and Sheen in Dylan play

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:12
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.

The return of rock: Four bands to watch

Wed, 2014-04-16 20:04
Four guitar bands to look out for in 2014

VIDEO: UB40 gig 'made fan's ears bleed'

Wed, 2014-04-16 17:54
UB40 has denied causing a fan's ears to bleed at a gig in Cambridge on Monday.

Row erupts over removed Banksy work

Wed, 2014-04-16 16:02
A row breaks out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street.

VIDEO: Bristol boys' club battle over Banksy

Wed, 2014-04-16 14:42
A row has broken out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street

How can music make your ears bleed?

Wed, 2014-04-16 13:17
How loud does it have to be for your ears to bleed?

Men 'giving up' books to go online

Wed, 2014-04-16 12:54
A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school.

Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer

Wed, 2014-04-16 11:56
The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie.