Links for the week

30th January 2012

In Sunday's Observer Tim Adams wrote a fascinating article about the the Picasso show at the Tate Gallery in 1960. Suggesting that this was the world's first 'art block-buster', he explored 'the moment when Picasso, and modernism, finally arrived in more

Dickens delights and discoveries

28th January 2012

To BFI Southbank for a most engaging day exploring small-screen adaptations of Charles Dickens. Three sessions throughout Saturday featured a host of fascinating clips and a number of engaging guests. In the morning, writer, curator and co-conceiver of more


26th January 2012

To the Old Vic to sit with Clare in two eye-wateringly expensive seats to watch an immaculate performance of Michael Frayn's Noises Off. The back-stage comic complications, combined with the high-end prices (top whack £85 a seat - more

Weekend links

22nd January 2012

Here's a little campaign that is well worth supporting: Save the 35 Ken Russell BBC Films. Or, as the Facebook page (above) also - and more accurately - argues, Free the 35 BBC Films of Ken Russell. The late, more

Some movies in 2011

20th January 2012

At the end of each year our friend and colleague Michael Jackson - formerly Chief Executive of Channel 4 and now living and working in the United States - compiles a list of films he's discovered and appreciated in the more