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My Hetty Feather: Jacqueline Wilson on seeing her heroine step on to stage

When Novel Theatre wanted to stage my book, I felt as proprietorial as any mother. Who was going to play my Hetty?

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert review

John Drury has written an exemplary biography of the influential religious poet

Relative Values review done up to the nines and still rancid with snobbery

I can't imagine Noël Coward's 1951 light comedy being much better done than it is here.

Tate Modern opens 'once-in-a-lifetime' Matisse show

There are several striking firsts at Tate Modern's new Matisse show: it is the first big exhibition in a generation to examine his vibrantly coloured paper cutouts, the first in the UK to display four important blue nudes together, and the first Tate show

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern in pictures

Matisse used only scissors, paper and pins to free himself from the misery of old age and illness. His cut-out art, now showcased in a joyous new show at Tate Modern, is rich in colour and life.

My First Ballet: Coppelia review ENB need to doll up this kids' show

The ballerinas cross the stage like a string of paper dolls and run riot in a workshop but English National Ballet's show needs more sparkle to keep the young audience entranced.

Everyday Sexism and The Vagenda review everything you wanted to know about sexism, except how to fight it

In April 2012 Laura Bates set up a website called the Everyday Sexism Project. The idea was that women would be able to use it to upload their accounts of the quotidian struggle involved in being a woman.

Every Day Is for the Thief review stolen moments in Lagos

Chaos and corruption prove a rich source of material for Teju Cole's fictionalised travelogue of Nigeria.

Do to the Beast review Afghan Whigs mix slinky beats and stately menace

An odd thing happened at SXSW last year. Usher – that's the multimillion-selling soul'n'B star Usher – shared a stage with the Afghan Whigs, a criminally under-appreciated 90s rock outfit who had reunited a year previously.

The People review how the working class got screwed

Selina Todd's compelling history of the British working class is a tragedy that needed telling.