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Yorkshire Day is upon us once again, a day to celebrate everything that’s great about the region modestly known as God’s
Award-winning playwright Alan Bennett has revealed his disdain for Boris Johnson. Speaking to the Radio Times Christmas issue
Sadly it speaks volumes that Jobs saving a piece of digital art from his daughter after years of estrangement feels strangely empty. It's hard to emote over something saved to a hard drive rather than hand crafted.
It’s an extraordinary story but strangely true – how writer Alan Bennett came across an eccentric homeless woman living out
"Hello. If you can see your way clear, I was of a mind to have a bit of a set-to later. You know, sex-wise. If you should fancy it. I can probably accommodate between 3 and 4.30 roughly. After that a man's coming round to adjust my aerial. BBC Two has not been itself since the departure of Jeremy Paxman."
In a recent interview with Andrew Marr, the writer and broadcaster Clive James said he'd "be lost without poetry" and in doing so spoke for us all. We, like James, take refuge in words, bathing in the salve of their sound, of English used with precision and intent...
Is William Hague the greatest living Yorkshireman? More than the tax cuts, or the spending slashes, it was David Cameron's
Claims a new search is about to begin for the only victim of the Moors Murderers whose body was never found have been rubbished
I don't have a cause and it feels slightly problematic. By cause, I mean a thing that happens, exists or acts in such a way that something specific happens as a result. I am not a producer of an effect and further to this I'm not apart of a community.
As an independent candidate at the last UK general election in 2010, it was only when canvassing started that I realised that, overwhelmingly, immigration was the most important issue concerning the voting public.
It's that time of year again; Edinburgh is ablaze with art, theatre, and music from around the world. For the month of August, Edinburgh is the culture capital of the world, as thousands of musicians, street-performers, actors, comedians, authors, and artists demonstrate their art at various venues across the city.
As long as there are boards to tread on both sides of the Atlantic, you can be sure a British-American theatrical exchange will be going on in New York.
Wystan Hugh Auden, born on 21 February 1907 in England, later an American citizen, was regarded by many as one of the greatest
laywright Alan Bennett has told how "old gentlemen" fondled his legs when he was a child but that he was not "scarred". The
National Theatre bosses are hoping for another West End hit after announcing Alan Bennett's double bill Hymn/Cocktail Sticks
A list of high-profile campaigners including playwright Alan Bennett, authors Zadie Smith and Philip Pullman and musicians