News In other news ... Jon Snow performed at last year's Newsroom's Got Talent charity event

The veteran Channel 4 host let readers in on the inner workings of his mind – and it’s not as laundered as one might have thought

Turner Prize launch greeted with protests

The UK's most prestigious - and controversial - modern art award was launched today amid protests by photographers and artists alike.

Turner Prize winner makes debut feature film

Artist Gillian Wearing's first feature-length film has its debut at the Abandon Normal Devices festival next week. 'Self Made' is a compelling exploration of real individuals' lives, their emotional torment and hidden desires.

Richard Wright: A different frame of mind

Richard Wright's fresco on the walls of Tate Britain won him the Turner Prize – and as two new shows demonstrate, he's still finding beauty by thinking beyond the canvas

Wolfgang Tillmans, Serpentine Gallery, London

A show that's missing the big picture

Summer arts preview: Turn on, tune in, chill out

The festival season is upon us. But there's plenty besides dancing in a field to get excited about this summer: a new Mark Rylance spectacular, 'Toy Story 3', the return of Carlos Acosta, the National Gallery's forgeries...

The Week in Culture: The bronze that hit a brick wall

In the last few months, I've watched The Warriors as the sun set over London Fields, Blade Runner: The Director's Cut in a pub (complete with interval for buying drinks), Sweet Smell of Success at a film-school speakeasy and Casablanca on a friend's big screen. In fact, the last film for which I made a pilgrimage to the bright lights of Leicester Square was Sex and the City 2 – and the less said about that, the better. I'm not alone, either. Multiplexes, move over: these days discerning film fans are looking for more from their cinema experience than an enormous screen and overpriced popcorn.

And winner of the Artes Mundi £40,000 is...

An Israeli artist who specialises in creating poignant video instillations documenting Jewish identity has won one of Britain’s most prestigious contemporary art prizes.

Artes Mundi: Winner of the £40,000 prize to be announced

The winner of the UK’s most valuable art prize, the Artes Mundi, an international accolade for contemporary artists, will be revealed at 8pm tomorrow.

Sound art: Artists of the new wave

Susan Philipsz's sonic installations have been nominated for the Turner Prize – and sound art is taking over galleries across the land. It's time to sit up and listen, says John Kieffer

Philip Hensher: We the panel hoped to surprise: we even included two painters

"Well," a journalist and art-world insider said to me, slightly reprovingly. We were at the breakfast to announce the shortlist for this year's Turner Prize, which I've been judging this year. "Normally I manage to guess at least one artist in advance." I apologised: but secretly I felt rather pleased.

Turner Prize has grown up, says head judge

Penelope Curtis claims this year's list proves past sensationalism is consigned to history

Supermarket singer on the Turner Prize Shortlist

A woman known for singing through a PA system at a branch of Tesco has been shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize.

YBAs: the next generation on show

The line-up of the prestigious British Art Show 7 is revealed today by 'The Independent', write Arifa Akbar and Jonathan Brown

The British film industry has lost its edge, says BFI boss

Artists, not movie directors, are the only ones now willing to push the boundaries

Pat Metheny, Barbican Hall, London

Time to pull the plug on this tousle-haired mechanic
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