Alice Saville responds to theatre critic Mark Shenton’s declaration that he will not review work by companies that do not pay their actors, arguing that much creative work relies on impossible economics and long-term investment without short-term rewards.
Michele Hanson defends a care home’s controversial decision to invite pole dancers to perform for its residents, arguing not all older people want to fill their time with bingo, singalongs and arts and crafts.
Rejecting religion has made classical music sterile, argues George Corbett. Which is why the University of St Andrews is using ‘theologically informed programming’ to open up the next generation of composers to the creative power of Christianity.
Southampton’s Studio 144, the new home for Nuffield theatre and John Hansard Gallery, is a lacklustre building that proves the public sector has an overreliance on the profit-driven private sector, argues Oliver Wainwright.