A founder member of The Independent David Lister joined the paper in 1986 as Assistant Home Editor. He became the paper's arts correspondent in 1988 and is now Arts Editor and writes a column each Saturday. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
08 August 2013 04:46 PM
The fanfare over Peter Capaldi's new role came at a high cost
02 August 2013 08:16 AM
Plus: Daniel Barenboim creates a lions' den for the first violin at the Proms
25 July 2013 05:11 PM
Bristol leads the way in challenging the tradition of classical concerts
22 July 2013 11:42 AM
What on earth is going on at Britain's premier dance company?
12 July 2013 07:00 PM
A literally dazzling exhibition of neon installations by the talented British duo Chris Bracey and Christian Furr is upstairs. Downstairs is an array of paintings by Damien Hirst. That might all be expected at an art gallery. But the neon exhibition and Hirst paintings are at a London Hotel, 45 Park Lane, the sister establishment to the Dorchester just opposite.
12 July 2013 08:27 AM
Plus: Arts grandees like Nicholas Hytner and Jude Kelly should fall out more often; and there's no time or space for the Tardis in Rory Kinnear's life
05 July 2013 08:25 AM
Plus: There's Rhinegold in them there Cotswold hills and Exile on Main Street for someone in the Sky newsroom
Allegations of domestic violence will change not just Roberto Alagna's but Angela Gheorghiu’s image forever
01 July 2013 10:09 PM
Angela Gheorghiu is everyone’s idea of the superstar opera singer: a hugely gifted soprano with electric stage presence, who also happens to be beautiful, full of star quality and something of a diva to boot.
28 June 2013 08:03 AM
Plus: Opera in English? Sorry, I'll need that in writing and some frankly filthy language at the Globe this summer
21 June 2013 08:00 AM
Plus The honour is all his in the Panter household and Private Lives' Toby Stephens picks a very public fight with Joan Collins
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
General Election 2015: Polish prince challenges Nigel Farage to a duel over immigration question
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats