Spencer sketchbook to go on show

An unpublished sketchbook by the artist Stanley Spencer, containing his earliest known drawings and a short story, is to go on display in West Yorkshire.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 9:03 pm

VIDEO: I was Ernest Hemingway's cook in Cuba

In the late 1940s Alberto Ramos worked for the American author Ernest Hemingway at his home in Cuba

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:15 pm

VIDEO: Frankenstein's monster rises again

Frankenstein is a new full-length ballet inspired by Mary Shelley's Gothic novel.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 5:41 pm

Hamilton gets record 16 Tony nods

Hit Broadway musical Hamilton is set to dominate this year's Tony Awards after gaining a record-breaking 16 nominations.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 11:02 am

Actresses' lines 'decrease with age'

A detailed analysis of about 2,000 film scripts suggests that actresses are given fewer lines of dialogue the older they become.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 10:09 am

Rock legends to play US 'mega-festival'

A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 9:44 am

Directorial debut for actress Stewart

Kristen Stewart is to make her directorial debut with a short film about the power of women

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 7:51 am

Ghostbusters trailer 'most disliked'

The promo for the new Ghostbusters film has attracted more "dislikes" than any trailer shown on the YouTube website, official figures show.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:13 am

VIDEO: Met Ball celebrities walk red carpet

Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce and Taylor Swift were just some of the names to attend the Met Ball in New York this year.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 5:07 am

Katy Perry fulfils young fan's dying wish

Katy Perry fulfils the dying wish of a 13-year-old girl from the Isle of Man by sending her a video message following a social media appeal.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 5:01 am

Dismaland up for South Bank arts award

Elusive artist Banksy lands a South Bank Sky Arts Award nomination for his Dismaland theme park.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 4:55 am

Eurovision to be shown on US TV

The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live on US TV for the first time this month, organisers announce.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 3:47 am

Star Wars fan plans to storm mountain

A Star Wars fan who walked to the tops of Snowdon and Ben Nevis while dressed as a stormtrooper plans to tackle England's tallest mountain.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 3:28 am

Celebrities go metallic at Met Gala

Celebrities at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art go metallic, as this year's Met Gala celebrates the convergence of man and machine.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 11:30 pm

Gregory Porter on Britain's love of soul

Californian singer Gregory Porter on his love affair with the UK

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 8:58 pm

Soundcloud launches Spotify rival in UK

Music streaming service Soundcloud launches a UK subscription service to rival the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 8:32 pm

VIDEO: Cumberbatch on playing a villain

Benedict Cumberbatch talks about his role as Richard III in the new BBC Two series The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 6:15 pm

VIDEO: Bono joins missing girls campaign

U2 frontman Bono joined actress Lupita Nyong'o onstage to raise awareness of the missing schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 4:02 pm

Prince's family starts dividing assets

The family members of pop singer Prince are beginning the process of dividing up the singer's sizeable assets.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 10:35 am

Jungle Book roars at US box office

Disney's Jungle Book tops the North American box office for the third weekend in a row.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 6:15 am

Sir Lenny Henry: The blues singer

Why Lenny Henry is venturing into singing the blues

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 9:45 pm

VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix fans beat world record

Thousands of guitarists set a new Guinness World Record in Poland.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 6:52 pm

VIDEO: Obama stars in spoof retirement video

Barack Obama stars in spoof retirement video as he nears the end of his second term as President of the United States

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 8:35 am

How Beyonce became an 'albums artist'

How Beyonce gave up hit singles and became an albums artist

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:31 pm

The ballet dance troupe of Lagos

The ballet troupe which started in a Nigerian garage

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 9:54 am