Chris Hadfield, the singing astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, has taken on a role as cultural ambassador for Ireland.
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Wednesday 09 January 2013
When the email arrived, announcing the surprise return of the master of musical reinvention, it was titled, appropriately "where is David Bowie?"
Saturday 06 October 2012
Annoyingly, the Beeb's Kenny Everett story really was in the best possible taste
Monday 01 October 2012
Julian Fellowes wants to write a Downton prequel. Why not march forward to the septic Seventies? John Walsh offers his plot suggestions
What to do, see and buy: Hatty japes; Altered images; Quirk thinking; Strong stuff; Meet prey, love; Stroke of genius
Saturday 29 September 2012
Tuesday 03 July 2012
Blur last night debuted two new tracks in a live performance from a balcony at a secret London location.
Monday 14 May 2012
"Universal history...is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here," wrote Carlyle.
Saturday 21 April 2012
For the vinyl obsessive, camping outside one of the UK’s remaining independent record shops, today is the equivalent of Stella McCartney launching a limited edition high-street collection for fashion bargain-hunters.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
A plaque to mark David Bowie's iconic creation, Ziggy Stardust, was unveiled yesterday by Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet in Heddon Street, London.
Friday 02 March 2012
Monday 27 February 2012
Cheering news for fans of elaborate eye makeup who are shaky of hand or just butter-fingered.
Sunday 08 January 2012
David Bowie officially becomes a pensioner today as he turns 65, and one of Britain's leading mosaic artists has created a piece to mark the musician and actor's milestone.
Sunday 01 January 2012
Some of music's biggest rebels eat their words and graduate as OAPs this year
Monday 26 December 2011
Is it possible for men to dress for a night on the town without reaching for a rented tux or a novelty waistcoat? Yes, says the expert Adam Welch
Thursday 08 December 2011
Does all modern music sound the same to you? Do you hanker for the days when rock stars knew how to be rock stars? Does the sight of teenagers with their trousers at half-mast make your spleen explode? Have you – though you swore it would never happen – finally morphed into your parents? If so, perhaps it's time to embrace the inexorable slide towards an old age of liquidised ready-meals and Antiques Roadshow.
Thursday 01 September 2011
David Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity", which sees fictional astronaut Major Tom drifting into outer space, has been turned into an unlikely children's book by a Canadian illustrator.
Actress isn't a fan of Ed Miliband
Do you qualify – and how do you get it?
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
- 2 Black Friday 2014: Opening times for Asda, John Lewis, PC World, GAME and Argos
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 5 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'