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.
09 April 2014 01:55 PM
He needs to have that passion, to show will be an advocate for the arts
04 April 2014 04:52 PM
Last week’s announcement by Lord Hall was encouraging, but he needs to go further
30 March 2014 08:36 PM
The Royal Ballet has been troubled by defections and angry rumblings from mutinous performers, but, as he announces an intriguing new season, its ambitious director, Kevin O’Hare, tells David Lister that a company at the top of its game needs discipline
28 March 2014 04:49 PM
Theatre may not have the likes of Leonard di Caprio and Sandra Bullock. But the shortlist for the Oliviers isn’t low on glamour
21 March 2014 04:14 PM
And I agree with Lenny Henry on roles for black actors in British TV
Anna Netrebko withdraws from the Royal Opera's Faust: If the star doesn’t turn up, why should the audience have to?
14 March 2014 04:06 PM
The audience should be given the chance of a refund
10 March 2014 12:00 AM
07 March 2014 04:47 PM
If the Royal Ballet are not recruiting sufficient dancers from ethnic minorities then we need to know about it - and challenge the mainstream to do much better
28 February 2014 03:57 PM
In fact, children and teenagers are generally among the better behaved
14 February 2014 04:12 PM
We have always felt a little superior about dramas playing fast and loose with history
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