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The Arts Council has apologised for the ad which was intended to express support for artists affected by the pandemic.

The Arts Council has issued an apology over a recent advert in which a parallel was suggested between the challenges faced by the American singer Nina(...)

New US president Joe Biden  delivering his inauguration speech after being sworn in as the 46th US president on January 20th at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph:   Caroline brehman/pool/AFP via Getty Images

For a brief moment on Wednesday it seemed that it all might still go awry. As the soon-to-be president Joe Biden and his wife Jill stood on the thresh(...)

Lovecraft Country: Writers of colour are remixing US pop-cultural tropes to better fit their own experience. Photograph: Elizabeth Morris/HBO/Sky

Lovecraft Country (Sky Atlantic) opens with gritty trench warfare set to triumphalist music and a voiceover about “an American boy and a dream that is(...)

The Unesco-listed ancient Roman site in Baalbek, Lebanon:  lacks the  tourists such an attraction would draw  elsewhere. Photograph: Joseph O’Connor

I should have known when I contacted the Palmyra Hotel in Baalbek before my visit to Lebanon that, for the proprietors, it was business as usual. Afte(...)

Helen Cammock: ‘I want to talk about injustice and oppression and people being interconnected.’ Photograph: Sebastiano Luciano

Turner Prize nominee Helen Cammock considers Northern Ireland’s political situation in her east London studio. Mug of tea in hand and surrounded by st(...)

Richard Wakely, artistic director and chief executive of the Belfast International Arts Festival

Richard Wakely does not express frustration often. If anything, the artistic director and chief executive of the Belfast International Arts Festival (...)

Ciaran Carson

Sinéad Morrissey, John Banville and fellow writers salute a great man and a great poet Sinéad Morrissey “It’s not about you, it’s about the lang(...)

We must turn lawns into meadows to encourage threatened pollinators. Photograph:  Getty

I was planning to do some strimming when my wife said we should plant Comfrey. Eager for distraction I looked it up. A bit like a mauve bluebell, it’s(...)

Some years the cherry tree, depending on its humour, reminds me of  Ella (Fitzgerald) blooming in a triumphant blaze of dazzling white. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns

I was planning to do some strimming when my wife said we should plant comfrey. Eager for distraction I looked it up. A bit like a mauve bluebell it’s (...)

Tim Bergling’s family sought out producers, who the DJ had worked with, to finish his final album

Last summer, a carefully chosen group of producers was given a challenging task – to complete Tim, the third album by the late Swedish DJ and producer(...)

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