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 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
15 June 2013 10:31 AM
Plus: Lord Rogers makes an exhibition of himself; Sky could benefit from some history revision
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more