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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

The tribute of imitation

The tribute of imitation

Nicholas Cranfield sees the Prado's exhibition about El Greco

Anglo-German theme for Three Choirs

Anglo-German theme for Three Choirs

Roderic Dunnett went to the festival, as it returned this year to Worcester Cathedral

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A bountiful harvest grown in faith

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In this extract from their new book, Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell tell the story of Christians and Muslims in Africa who are finding new ways to farm, based on their scriptures  Subscribe to read more

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