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.
02 March 2013 12:01 AM
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01 March 2013 07:00 PM
Museums at night have a certain romance and none more so than London's Natural History Museum, though romance may not be the most appropriate word when you are standing next to the gigantic dinosaur in the main hall. A drink next to the dinosaur is just the prologue to an imaginative bi-monthly evening that the museum has started. Called Night Safari, it involves small groups going to several rooms where they meet scientists who introduce them to the institution's most cherished animals, from Guy the Gorilla to a killer shark.
21 February 2013 03:04 PM
Plus: You should pick up the mantel on book prizes, Kate and no, Jennifer Saunders, women didn't like your show either
17 February 2013 05:36 PM
An exhibition at the V&A reveals how the golden age of relations between the British monarchy and the Russian Tsars led to the exchange of the greatest gifts the world had seen
16 February 2013 12:03 AM
Plus: The underground enigma of Kasper Holten and Sky offers no escape from the waltz-meister
15 February 2013 07:00 PM
Just look out for the lobster
09 February 2013 12:01 AM
Plus: The Barbican and the Bard, together again and and eclectic audience for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's coffee concertos
02 February 2013 12:00 AM
Plus: Cirque du Soleil ticket holders are entitled to the wheel deal and what was Damian Lewis doing at dinner with Rupert Murdoch?
Radiohead's Thom Yorke might not like David Cameron. But if music is art, and art is for all, then the singer is demeaning his own work
25 January 2013 03:42 PM
Plus: politicians embracing culture, and a wonderful Manet exhibition
23 January 2013 08:30 PM
So classical music fails to attract young audiences, and it’s the fault of orchestras – that’s the verdict of one of the most powerful people in the music business.
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