Daisy (superb Alice Sykes) is nearly sixteen and might have expected to be tumbling through the teenage rites of passage with her peers – from studying for mock-GCSEs to trying to sneak into clubs with a fake ID.
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
From Spanish street food and Italian opera to 'Unknown Cities'
The National has opened a brand new theatre. Now it wants new audiences to match
London’s Southbank Centre is to bring its Festival Wing out of the 1960s and into the 21st century with a £100m overhaul that marks the “final piece in the jigsaw” in the transformation of the cultural venue.
Hilary Mantel and Will Self will battle it out for another literary prize six months after Mantel beat Self to the Man Booker Prize.
Light is imitating art at London's Hayward Gallery with a series of illuminating sculptures.
Details unveiled of second phase of £32.7 billion project which government claims will create at least 100,000 jobs
A New York artist is the latest to bring his witty works to our streets
In a move certain to leave art traditionalists apoplectic with rage, one of the country's leading galleries is to charge £8 for entry to a summer exhibition of works which cannot be seen.
Melvyn Bragg is resurrecting The South Bank Show with an interview of Dizzee Rascal in a new documentary on the rise of the grime scene.
'It went horribly wrong: he thought I was over the top, I thought he was haughty'
A collection celebrating the work of avant-garde spectacular John Cage goes on display on Saturday.
Concrete? I'll have you know that reinforced concrete was invented by a gardener. The gardener in question was a Frenchman, Joseph Monier, who was trying to make the best-ever plant pot. (This isn't the kind of thing that gardeners just happen to know: I read it in a book about inventions I got at the Science Museum.) Gazing at Marseille's Unité, a block of apartments by Le Corbusier, it occurs to me that we have all been labouring under the misapprehension that gardening and concrete don't exactly go together. The truth is that the most brutal building always looks better with a lawn of verdant green. And some palm trees.
Sixty years after the Festival of Britain rejuvenated a former London wasteland, this cultural quarter is more diverting than ever