(...) women to splurge on chocolates or cakes”; “classical music and academic lectures, designed to uplift and(...)

(...) poets include Sinéad Morrissey, Simon Armitage and Wendy Cope, and their approaches, from the classical(...)

(...), with an athletic grace that combines classical and jazz gestures. No jagged edges for this show. And no(...)

Stevie Smith: “well understood the dangers a collected poems might present for poets who dared to gamble with tone, rhyme and metre. Photograph: Getty

(...) customer. The three roots for Smith’s poems which make their presence most felt above ground are classical(...)

As director-soloist in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Nicola Benedetti placed less emphasis on the music’s notated proportions than on the images of birds, animals and weather the composer signposted in the score

Scottish star violinist Nicola Benedetti brought a two-week tour of the music of Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mark-Anthony Turnage to Dublin’s National(...)

Playwright Conor McPherson: “Consistency in plays is deadening. Contradiction and inconsistency is actually the stuff of real life.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

(...) mess, yes, but what a mess. Another random new play, another classical inspiration. Dick Walsh(...)

Deep in thought: Brian Friel in Dublin in 1980, at the Gate Theatre opening of his play Translations. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

(...) aware of trying to use the mechanisms of classical farce? Yes. It’s something like a Meccano set: you(...)

Northhouse by Grangegorman DIT

(...) classical-style building was restored by the Office of Public Works in 2003 and is now home to the(...)

The Last Hotel: ‘The high-impact nervous energy of Dennehy’s score is often topped by almost impossibly creamy-sounding soprano lines from Claudia Boyle and Katherine Manley’ 3:13

The Ros Tapestry, a community project that was developed by more than 150 volunteers, is a celebration of the history of New Ross, a latter-day Bay(...)

Detail from Stephen Shore’s photo of a Chevron gas station in LA

(...), marginalia and titles undercut the earnestness and occasional pomposity of their classical idiom. He also(...)