“It’s small, isn’t it?” Elton John ponders, looking around the theatre he associates with the showbiz pinnacle that was TV’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium, half a century ago. He finds himself treading its boards aged 66 to film a TV special, built around being handed the first Brits Icons award, and the release of The Diving Board, his most consistently creative work since at least Songs from the West Coast in 2001, and perhaps even the run of seven planet-conquering 1970s albums which are the real reason we’re all here at all.
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Sunday 09 March 2008
Monday 25 February 2008
Nicknamed "Stormin' Norman", the Royal Academy's exhibitions secretary was renowned for a volcanic temper that erupted in the faces of journalists, artists and fellow curators alike. So when Sir Norman Rosenthal quit his post last month after more than three decades, it came as a surprise to many that he went quietly.
Thursday 20 December 2007
A forthcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, of major artworks from Russia's most prestigious museums, is under threat after Russian authorities withdrew its loan of several pieces. They have voiced fears that the paintings could be seized in legal battles over their rightful ownership.
Saturday 29 January 2005
Artists taught by an academic under investigation over financial irregularities at the Royal Academy Schools have rallied to his defence.
Thursday 21 October 2004
Saturday 14 August 2004
When Brendan Neiland swept in to run the Royal Academy's historic art school, he was intent on turning a moribund institution on its head. Instead of returning the school to its glorious past, his passion has dragged the Royal Academy into a mire of financial irregularities.
Saturday 31 July 2004
The art school of the Royal Academy, which has trained artists including JMW Turner and William Blake, was rocked yesterday by the surprise resignation of its top professor after an investigation into financial irregularities.
Sunday 26 September 1999
Thursday 01 July 1999
Saturday 05 June 1999
Saturday 05 June 1999
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