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Monday 03 January 2011
Sunday 02 January 2011
Monday 20 December 2010
The British a cappella ensemble Chapelle du Roi was set up by singer-conductor Alistair Dixon with two objectives: to bring Renaissance music to a wider audience, and also, as their brochure puts it, ‘to unearth music that has languished unseen and unheard’.
Monday 20 December 2010
3rd century: Old Saint Nick
Sunday 12 December 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Thursday 21 October 2010
Monday 18 October 2010
It's a chant usually reserved for sporting heroes, but the Australian pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square could not help themselves. "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!" they yelled, as a 19th-century outback nun with a rebellious streak was canonised by the Pope yesterday, becoming the country's first saint.
Monday 04 October 2010
Sunday 03 October 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
On Sunday, the son of a banker was set on the path to sainthood. This is a very big deal. It's a big deal not just because Britain has, for the past few centuries, been seriously under-represented in the higher echelons of heaven, or because it would seem to indicate that even the spawn of Satan can be redeemed, or even because, although his predecessor (who is himself on the waiting list) catapulted Catholics to the corridors of celestial power pretty much every time he brushed his teeth, God's current representative on earth has, in matters of beatification, been rather slower. It's a big deal because it's a hassle. You've got to have committees, and documentation and declarations and exhumations and certificates and then, after all that, you've got to have a miracle. You'd love to slash the bureaucracy and cut straight to frontline services, but rules are rules and you can't.
Monday 20 September 2010
Huddersfield will have to do something they have not managed since 1978 to reach the Super League Grand Final, after being given the dubious honour of bringing down the curtain at Knowsley Road.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
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