Upending convention: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

The choreographer’s business acumen and exceptional talent have propelled his work on to stages worldwide since his Swan Lake first took dance-love(...)

Aaron Monaghan and Garry Hynes. ‘

On a cold weekend last November, Aaron Monaghan travelled to Galway with other members of Druid’s ensemble to meet with a king. This wasn’t the theat(...)

Sisters Kate, left, and Annie Madden of FenuHealth. Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s rare to hear business partners talking about fitting meetings in during school trips abroad and the disadvantages of sitting beside each other on(...)

London barriers decorated with a royal family version of the Top Trumps card game. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on Saturday in Windsor Castle. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

The transatlantic soap opera surrounding Meghan Markle’s family has added a touch of drama to a royal wedding that has failed to excite most of the Br(...)

Bake that: Roisin Conaty, Harry Hill, Bill Turnbull and Martin Kemp in  The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer, which has always been on Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off has always been on Channel 4. Some people remember it otherwise, but I have very fond memories of the early days in 2010. I(...)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch Wheelchair Tennis at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Cana, in September 2017

Prince Harry is to marry his girlfriend, the American actor Meghan Markle, in spring 2018. The couple got engaged earlier this month. 1 Markle is the(...)

Stephanie Stammschroer at the Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

This is the 144th Dublin Horse Show, but I have to confess it’s my first. On this opening day, the ambience in the RDS is a lot less frenetic than the(...)

Prince Charles and Princess Diana  on their wedding day on July 29th, 1981. Photograph: RC/HO REUTERS

“Is that thing on?” asks a voice, off camera, before Princess Diana slips in front of it and into a pose that seems synonymous with her. Head cocked, (...)

Hot air ballooning in the Alps
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  • February 20, 2016, 04:00

For a week in mid-winter every year, a small, cuckoo-clock Swiss village is invaded by a multicoloured airborne flotilla, and after sunset its bars a(...)

Letters from Princess Diana: A few months before she died, the princess had consigned many of her dresses to auction to raise funds for charity. Photograph: Reuters

A previously undocumented friendship between an Irish nun and the late Diana, Princess of Wales has come to light in correspondence that has turned up(...)

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