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.
07 September 2013 08:33 AM
Tonight is the Last Night of the Proms. And, as we all know by now, Marin Alsop will become the first woman to conduct at the most famous night of classical music in the calendar. That already puts her in the history books. But I’d like to see her go into the history books, or at least into tomorrow’s papers, for a further reason.
06 September 2013 03:24 PM
Plus: Some day their plinths will come and Satchmo shows Wimbledon the way
30 August 2013 12:25 PM
Please leave us to our water-cooler moments, Kevin Spacey
23 August 2013 07:00 PM
The week in arts
22 August 2013 05:23 PM
Why aren't there more plays focused on Scottish independence at Edinburgh?
15 August 2013 04:15 PM
There are a number of artists whose protest could cause Putin real embarrassment
12 August 2013 08:00 PM
As Middle East peace talks begin, David Lister reports from Jerusalem on how art is bringing Jews and Arabs together
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
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2