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Articles / Culture - 2 days ago

Conserving Plymouth: the city that dared to dream

Even as the blitz reduced the historic Devon port city to rubble, plans were afoot for major reconstruction. Now its remarkable hybrid city centre has been designated as a conservation areaIt’s a recurrent yearning, after an urban catastrophe, to rebuild better than before, to take the opportunity t...

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Le Mans ‘66 review – road race biopic fires on all cylinders

Matt Damon and Christian Bale are on sparky form in this retelling of the Ford v Ferrari battle for racing dominanceSlick, thrilling and saturated with vivid hues and 60s can-do optimism, Le Mans ’66, James Mangold’s follow-up to Logan, is a precision-tooled machine of a movie. A pedal-to-the-metal...

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Vampire Weekend review – plenty of bite plus a sunny disposition

Alexandra Palace, LondonNew York’s finest uptight post-punk rockers display some new-found California sensibilities in a show happy to have a bit of dumb funFor such an intricate band, Vampire Weekend know well the power of simple joys. During the encore, at the end of 26 songs played over nearly tw...

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Tate Britain show to reunite Aubrey Beardsley masterpieces

Exhibition will show the artist had a broader range than the simple black-and-white line drawings for which he is famousThe work of Aubrey Beardsley, master of the stylised ink line, is still popular on postcards and posters 120 years after his short life ended. But a new London exhibition at Tate B...

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Abomination: A DUP Opera review – an outstanding new work

Lyric theatre, BelfastClear-eyed, redemptive and entertaining, Conor Mitchell’s finely crafted response to a notorious episode of homophobic hate speech deserves to be seen far and wideDriving over the hills into north Belfast, as fields give way to houses, the visitor is plunged into election fever...