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Scottish ‘Aldeburgh’ launched

Roderic Dunnett attends James MacMillan's new festival for his home town

Photos: Too modern?

Photos: Too modern?

A work commissioned for St Chad's, Rubery, by the architects Lavender, Twentyman & Percy, in 1959, installed, but then removed at the behest of the diocese shortly before the church was consecrated, has been acquired by the Ingram Collection

Once upon a time in Britain

Once upon a time in Britain

WHEN the artist Paul Nash published his gazetteer to Dorset in 1935 as one of the first Shell Guides, he dedicated it "to all those Courageous Enemies of 'Development' to whom we owe what is left of England". Edwin Smith (1912-71) was one of the photographers invited by John...

Gloucester does it again

Gloucester does it again

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL has followed up the success of the exhibition "Crucible", which in 2010 brought to the cathedral 76 contemporary sculptures and helped to attract 136,000 visitors in two months

Today’s take on memento mori

Today’s take on memento mori

Nicholas Cranfield sees contemporary art in a new gallery, and calls in on some exquisite medieval manuscripts

Venetian treasure house

Venetian treasure house

Nicholas Cranfield on Old Masters close to the English Church

Death and a dancer

Death and a dancer

Stephen Brown: Beheadings are not a thing of the past. Al Pacino's film Salomé is released at a time when audiences may feel that the grim denouement of Oscar Wilde's play, on which it is based, calls to mind an all too gruesome current reality

A dozen who met the Messiah

A dozen who met the Messiah

Peter Graystone: There are many would-be Messiahs striding through Palestine in Matthew Hurt's new one-man play, and, as Herod Antipas dismissively splutters, most of them seem to be called Jesus

Welsh rectory’s gift to painting

Welsh rectory’s gift to painting

Nicholas Cranfield on a pioneer better known in his own day

Nights in the Usher Hall

Nights in the Usher Hall

William Dundas takes his pick of this year's Edinburgh Festival

More artistic mileage in Yes

Peter Graystone got into the politics

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Lord Hope ends formal ministry after Cahill Inquiry findings

Lord Hope ends formal ministry after Cahill Inquiry findings

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Resignations and retirements

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Independent reviewer for new women-bishops era named

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PRINCIPAL ST ALBAN'S ACADEMY Lead an outstanding high-profile school in Birmingham St Alban's Academy serves the Highgate area of Birmingham. It is part of the ARK Schools group, a network of ...  Read More

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It’s not all religion’s fault

It’s not all religion’s fault

In her new book, Karen Armstrong argues that violence comes from a deep-seated 'warrior ethos' rather than from religion. She talks to Cole Moreton  Subscribe to read more

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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

A survey commissioned to support debates on the future of the C of E yields some interesting results, says Linda Woodhead  Read More

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