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Nancy Durrant

Nancy Durrant is the Arts Editor at the Evening Standard, covering art, theatre, film, TV, opera and dance, music of all kinds and comedy. She can usually be found in a darkened room, watching somebody pretend to be somebody else.

Books

The Book of the Tree - how artists have been drawn to their beauty

Take a moment to luxuriate in these glorious depictions of our favourite huggable plant

Music

Darcey Bussell, Joanna Lumley and more pick their classical faves

Missing live concerts? A host of names have shared their favourite classical choices to transport us back to them

Exhibitions

How 21 London galleries teamed up to bring art back into our lives

A digital exhibition space created because of the pandemic could in fact be a gamechanger for busy art lovers

Comment

The government road map is upside down for the arts

‘Not before’ dates are a boon to the culture sector, but some of the detail of this plan is topsy turvy

Exhibitions

Who vandalised The Scream? The painter himself, Edvard Munch

New research has proven that it was the artist who scribbled on his most famous work

Film

Darling! This is the best of fashion on film

Start your London Fashion Week with our pick of the rag trade on screen

Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Theatre in danger of collapse if it can’t open up

The impresario fears that the government hasn’t grasped the importance to other sectors of the entertainment industry

TV

It’s a Sin: why women and the West End were heroes of the Aids crisis

Russell T Davies’ new drama focuses on a group of young gay men living in London during the Aids crisis - but at their centre is one of his favourite people, his real life best mate, Jill

Exhibitions

Ten of London’s best public artworks to elevate your daily walk

Art is all over the city – and we’ve never needed its mood-boosting qualities more

TV

It’s a Sin review: Channel 4 drama by turns uplifting and devastating

The writer’s much-anticipated series about young men living through the Aids crisis doesn’t disappoint

Books

Best art and photography books of 2020

From a vast tome of 860 works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Walter Chandoha’s doggie portraits, arts editor Nancy Durrant, chooses her favourite art and photography releases of the year

Exhibitions

Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch at the Royal Academy review: raw emotion

The sheer force of feeling on display at this show, which puts Tracey Emin’s work in conversation with that of her hero, Edvard Munch, leaves you breathless

Future Theatre Fund

Why we set up the Future Theatre Fund with TikTok

Those trying to enter the theatre industry this year face an uncertain path – but it needs new talent in order to thrive