Hostess with the mostess: Emma Gilles, who acts as host, stylist and projectionist at Sunday Syrup, nipping out to the bar during showings for a tray of drinks for her guests. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

In its 1970s heyday the Maple Leaf in east Belfast was one of the most popular social clubs in the country. People queued down the street to get in(...)

Children at Chongshan primary school in southern China’s Guangxi. One head teacher told the BBC website that Chinese teaching methods were on a collision course with teenage British culture and values. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

No talking. No questions. Study hard. Obey teacher. Secondary school kicks off with morning exercises at 7am and ends with a trudge homewards at 7pm f(...)

The gourmet chef from Queens, New York made his rep for raspy, snarky and playful licks with a clutch of champion mixtapes, EPs and the Fuck, (...)

Sam Smith performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London, February 25th, 2015. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have shared the honours on what was a muted night — literally in the case of Kanye West — at the B(...)

There can be few souls alive yet to hear this album’s calling card, Uptown Funk. A blockbuster with hooks for days and Bruno Mars fired up and in r(...)

Anton Savage started slightly nervously on his new show, but managed to make all the right noises by the end. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Anton Savage kicked off the imaginatively named Anton Savage Show on Today FM with the Van Morrison ditty Days Like This. Perfect. Irish. Classic. Lik(...)

Mark Ronson has been on kissing terms with the cultural zeitgeist before. He worked with Amy Winehouse on Back to Black to produce an album that be(...)

 Hozier has received a Brit nomination for International Solo Male. Photograph: PA

Bray singer-songwriter Hozier has recorded another milestone in his rapid rise to stardom, picking up a Brit nomination for International Solo Male.Th(...)

Always destined for stardom: Rufus Wainwright. Photograph:  Barry J Holmes

The music business is full of talented people. There are musicians, there are songwriters, there are singers. But then there are the Rufus Wain(...)

The list of well-known musical progeny is long and varied, but how many children manage to usurp the fame and popularity of their parents? While th(...)