Dive in: Dart’s Love at Tête à Tête

A glorious, desperate love story with a dark twist, set in and starring a memorable river created by a trio of fabulous sopranos, Dart’s Love is a treat for the eyes and ears – and it may even inspire you to try wild swimming for yourself.  A magical highlight of the Tête à Tête Festival at Riverside…

Ariadne auf Naxos performed by Glyndebourne Opera

Method in its madness: Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Glyndebourne

To say that the 2013 Glyndebourne production of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos has received “mixed” reviews would be an understatement. The reviews have, in fact, been terrible. So terrible, that even Glyndebourne could only fish out a 4-star, not a 5-star, review to put on their website, and that only from the august operatic tome…

Balls: The Evening Before the Morning After - Drinking Sculpture 1972 Gilbert & George born 1943, born 1942 Purchased 1972 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T01701

Can you polish a turd? The Gilbert & George retrospective

True to their ‘Art For All’ mantra, the Gilbert & George retrospective at Tate Modern begins and ends outside the paid confines of the exhibition. Vast, glossy grids, towering overhead for free, mutter malevolently about terrorism, Iraq, conspiracies, etc. Fittingly, the escalators actually restrict your view of these pieces, so that they seem overbearing, overstated,…