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MPs Slam 'Out Of Touch' Javid For Ruling Out Ticket Tout Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Sajid Javid has been accused by MPs of being "out of touch with ordinary fans" for refusing to regulate second-hand ticket sales in ...

Actors Lash Out At Javid's 'Simply Wrong' Ticket Tout Support

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Sajid Javid is facing a growing backlash among arts groups as actors' trade union Equity criticised him for praising ticket touts as...

Royal Opera House Leads Backlash Over Javid's Ticket Tout Support

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Sajid Javid is facing a growing backlash from arts and sports organisations over his praise for ticket touts as "classic entrepreneu...

Manon, Royal Opera House - Opera Review

Victoria Sadler | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Massenet's most famous opera, a moralistic story of love versus materialism, should be full of wit, passion and drama but this production at the Royal Opera House, whilst enjoyable, could do with more innovation and creativity.

Heidi Locher: Designs on the Future

Jason Holmes | Posted 25.01.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

This is the house that Heidi built. We're sitting in Lavender House on Gayton Road, Heidi Locher's London home, set far back from the road behind a high gate, a temple to Modernism hidden between the Victorian walls of her Hampstead neighbours.

The Future of Opera is in Your Hands...

Paul Guest | Posted 16.04.2012 | Home
Paul Guest

Opera can a difficult art at the best of times not least in its composition: But one question must constantly occur: Will the audience like it?

The Great Ealing Film Challenge34: Davy (1957)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

Obviously designed as a showcase for 1950s British television and radio star Harry Secombe, Davy is a difficult film to love, with an often leaden pace, limited narrative development and forced performances from the cast.

The Best of 2011: Classical Music and Opera

Paul Guest | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

As 2011 comes to a close it's time to reflect on the year past and what a year: In Opera, it's been an exciting year. In no particular order: The Roy...