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Under Milk Wood given multi-layered celebration by National Theatre Wales

The bible-black night over the dreaming town of Llareggub, peopled half a century ago by Dylan Thomas with the restlessly tossing and turning Captain Cat, flighty Polly Garter, the remorselessly houseproud Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard and her two dead husbands, p

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge: a fairytale of middle-aged love

This gently witty 1946 story about reconciliation and the restoration of equilibrium is an enduring treat, albeit one that reads differently at different stages of life There's a good one just off Kensington High Street, a fine one in Hampstead, and a fa

Sex scandal duchess's traffic-stopping wedding dress is star of V&A exhibition

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll's polaroids and divorce shocked the 60s, 30 years after extravagant first wedding blocked traffic When in 1933 Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, posed in her Norman Hartnell wedding dress, she needed a big room - her train and veil

Turner & the Sea exhibition showcases painter's marine art in Greenwich

National Maritime Museum to play host to first full scale exhibition of JMW Turner's 'great subject' Visitors to the latest exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich could end up feeling slightly queasy: the wind roars, the seas churn, the

JMW Turner's Brighton watercolour to star in first exhibition in 150 years

It's more than 150 years since JMW Turner's shimmering little watercolour showing Brighton from the sea, with the new hotels rising along the front framing the onion domes of the Royal Pavilion, last starred in a public exhibition. The artist cheated t

Daniel Silver's sculptures for Artangel inspired by 'the puzzle of time'

Sculptor hopes his Dig exhibition, on a derelict site in London, will make people think 'maybe this was always here' From a deep hole in a derelict site in central London, yards from the traffic of the Tottenham Court Road, evidence of an apparently anci

Marin Alsop: society is uncomfortable with women in authority roles

The first female conductor of the Last Night of the Proms says prejudice against women survives in surprising quarters Marin Alsop, who will on Saturday night be the first female conductor to tackle the Last Night of the Proms in its 118-year history, h

Why Turner and Constable were pioneers

Generations of earlier landscape artists would envy Simon Faithfull, who a week ago sketched the skyline in Berlin on his tablet computer.

Why Turner and Constable were pioneers

Generations of earlier landscape artists would envy Simon Faithfull, who a week ago sketched the skyline in Berlin on his tablet computer.

Globe theatre plans 205-nation Hamlet world tour

Two-year tour will start next April on 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, and aims to visit every nation on Earth The Globe theatre is sending a production of Hamlet on the first genuine world tour in theatre history. Starting on 23 April 2014,