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Sky AXE Controversial Michael Jackson Drama After Singer’s Daughter Slams It As ‘Offensive’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

Broadcaster Sky has announced it will not be airing a controversial comedy about Michael Jackson after the singer’s daughter publicly slammed it as ...

From Old Masters to Fresco Disasters - Celebrating the Glory of Failure

Phil Edgar-Jones | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Phil Edgar-Jones

I became really interested in the subject of failure when I was watching my daughter make the transformation from a child unfettered by the constraints of grown-up measurement to one consumed by anxiety over GCSE exams - from glorious freedom of imagination to a dread of failure.

From Caravaggio to Kylie - A Day in the Life of Sky Arts

Phil Edgar-Jones | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Phil Edgar-Jones

One thing you must never ever do when you have the privilege of running a channel like Sky Arts is talk nonsense. This is the number one rule of running an arts channel, with the addendum that you must be able to stroke your beardy chin and say something frighteningly clever and well informed about everything you see, no matter how bad it might be.

Nine Reasons I Believe Everyone Is an Artist

Anisa Haghdadi | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anisa Haghdadi

I didn't believe I was an artist even though I set up a hip hop dance company aged 15 and haven't really stood still since! I have always seen myself as creative but reserved 'artist' for a special type of person. I'm only now recognising that, in fact, I believe everyone is an artist. Here are nine reasons why...

VINTAGE PICS: Was There Ever A Better-Looking Star?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Actor, director, racing driver and philanthropist Paul Newman is the first of Sky Arts' subjects in its new series 'Discovering Film', which starts to...

Caroline Frost

Why Stephen Mangan Got Strangely Emotional As A Pregnant Man | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Mangan reveals he got far more emotional than he anticipated, when he filmed his role as a pregnant man for one-off drama ‘Birthday’, whic...

Divas, Luvvies and Starlets Do Battle: 'The Great Culture Quiz'

Laura-Jane Foley | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Laura-Jane Foley

Hosted by the bright and beautiful Anita Rani, the quiz is influenced by QI and University Challenge. Over four rounds teams are tested on a wide range of arts trivia from David Bowie to George Eliot.

PICTURES: Come In, The Water's Lovely

PA | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm take a bath together in a scene which will get fans in a lather. The screen heartthrobs star together in new TV drama...

You Don't Need to Live in a Garage to Write Great Poetry. Q&A with publishing magnet, poet and tree lover Felix Dennis

Hannah Gal | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Hannah Gal

Dennis himself is the ultimate dispeller of this baseless myth; he was already one of Britain's richest men when his acclaimed, eloquently observant first book of poems A Glass Half Full was published. This surprisingly successful collection marked the start of an illustrious writing career that like Dennis, left fans wishing he turned to poetry in his twenties instead of his fifties.

Cole To Present New Art Series

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | Home

Model and actress Lily Cole is to become a TV arts presenter, visiting leading figures to watch them at work. The star, who has a degree in art his...

Parky Backs Out Of Retirement

PA | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Chat show king Sir Michael Parkinson is to return to TV interviews four years after his retirement with a new series for Sky. Parky, as he is popul...

Culture Shock - 'The South Bank Show' Will Return

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Melvyn Bragg is to revive his long-running arts series The South Bank Show, after it was axed by ITV. The programme, which tackled an array of well...

Sky Arts To Air Onion News Network | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Comedy

Sky Arts is to air The Onion’s satirical TV show after striking an exclusive deal with an international distributor. The Onion News Network is pa...