Royal Ballet

The dancer wears Prada: how couture went from catwalk to ballet and beyond

From Chanel’s Riviera bathers to Alexander McQueen’s cross-dressing spywear, fashion has pushed dance to dazzling heights<p>Alexander McQueen always resisted the idea of working for dance. Even when invitations came from the Paris Opera Ballet, the fashion designer worried about being reduced to the …

Ballet

Kendall Jenner stars alongside ballet dancer Roberto Bolle in the latest Tod's campaign

Tod's, the label best known for its signature Gommino loafers, has revealed that Kendall Jenner is the star of its Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, alongside Italian ballet dancer Roberto Bolle.<p>The 22-year-old model, who at the end of 2017 overtook Gisele Bundchen as the world's highest earning model …

Ballet

Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 16 January 2018

What we’re reading<p>Trump supporters demand arrest of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.<br>• The US ambassador to London just contradicted everything Donald Trump …

London

The only two workouts you need to do in 2018

Fitness 2018 is all about streamlining your regime with two complementary workouts, says Jessica Salter<p>‘Fitness collabs’ are officially a thing and …

Ballet

Dylan Jones and Rita Ora Host London Fashion Week Men’s Closing Dinner

A night of much mischief and good-natured raillery among the assembled designers, models, editors, actors and music stars.<p>The grand dining room of …

Fashion

Mark Shenton’s week: Goodbye to Follies, hello to Michelle Terry

Follies, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s glorious tribute to a vanquished era of variety spectaculars, is set during a final reunion for …

Stephen Sondheim

Londoner's Diary: New love story for Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge

In today's Diary: Phoebe Waller-Bridge steps out with Martin McDonagh / Love's unlikely hero Peter Sutherland / Hedgehog revival in Regent's Park / …

Martin McDonagh

Model infighting, £90k bands and wipe-clean vinyl: what's really going on at London Fashion Week Men's

Dry January? Pardon you, guv. The editors out and about at this weekend’s shows have never heard of the thing. While most eyes might be on the …

Ballet

Darcey Bussell on what she gets up to when Strictly finishes and her tips for getting into shape

Darcey Bussell means business. In fact, we feel like we are the ones there for an interview when we walk into the formal meeting room of a London …

Bruce Forsyth

Who is Wayne Sleep, what is his height, net worth, age and is he going in Celebrity Big Brother 2018?

As the Celebrity Big Brother house prepares for an influx of men tonight, British ballet dancer Wayne Sleep is one of the rumoured faces to be …

Ballet

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 welcomes the men as John Barnes, Dapper Laughs, Ginuwine and more move in

The Year of the Woman lasted about four days.<p><i>Celebrity Big Brother</i> has an all-female house no longer, thanks to a handful of men moving in.<p>Channel 5 …

Jess Impiazzi

Wayne Sleep reveals how he could ‘crack’ in Celebrity Big Brother and why he’s worried about sharing beds

exclusive<p>Wayne Sleep has entered this year’s Celebrity Big Brother house in The Year Of The Woman, revealing how his tolerance for others is set to …

Royal Family

Have the male Celebrity Big Brother housemates been revealed – and is Ginuwine really going in?

The all-female Celebrity Big Brother house seems to be going swimmingly so far, with the eight ladies debating everything from nudity to Harvey …

Malika Haqq

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: The full list of male contestants confirmed

It has been top-secret for weeks.<p>But now the full list of Celebrity Big Brother 's male contestants has been revealed - complete with some surprise …

Jess Impiazzi

A love affair with Latin America

As winter approached in 2008, I was working from home and decided to change my base for somewhere warmer for a couple of months. Where else but South America, with its summer on November’s horizon? After all, I spoke Spanish, having learnt it at school and in Madrid. After Madrid, I had spent three …

South America

9 of the most luxurious spa breaks to take this year

9 images<p>These indulgent spa breaks will leave you feeling refreshed and revived - and our exclusive spa offers are a treat for your bank balance …

Tai Chi

Ten Sydney Date Ideas for This Week That Aren't Dinner and a Movie

Just think of us as your cultural wingman.<p>Just think of us as your cultural wingman.<p>Tired of the classic movie and dinner date night combo? Us too. …

Australia

How one little girl went from pigeon toed baby to soloist at the Royal Ballet

Every ballerina who reaches the height of Royal Ballet soloist has worked hard to get there - beating fierce competition and enduring hours of toe crunching rehearsals.<p>But the young woman dancing Clara in this year's production of the Nutcracker at Covent Garden has overcome an additional, …

Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb Knighted in Queen's 2018 New Year's Honor List

Beatle Ringo Starr and Bee Gees member Barry Gibb were among the newly knighted this year.<p>The two musicians weren’t the only ones on the Queen’s 2018 …

Celebrity News

Dame Darcey Bussell! The Strictly judge is awarded an OBE

Dame <b>Darcey Bussell</b> has certainly got a nice ring to it! The <i>Strictly Come Dancing</i> judge and former prima ballerina of the Royal Ballet has been …

Ballet

Beautiful ballet at Theatr Gwaun

Fishguard’s community venue, Theatr Gwaun, is showing one of the Royal Ballet’s magical productions today, Saturday, December 30.<p>The theatre is …

Pembrokeshire

New Year Honours 2018: A Bee Gee, a Beatle and a Strictly judge all get top gongs

Thrilled <b>Barry Gibb</b> is gripped by Saturday Knight Fever after being made a Sir by the Queen.<p>The 71-year-old Bee Gees frontman tops a list of more than …

Entertainment

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr knighted in Queen Elizabeth’s honors list

LONDON — Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list, along with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and author Michael Morpurgo, while ballet dancer Darcey Bussell becomes a dame.<p>Ringo, 77, real name Richard Starkey, joined the Beatles as a replacement …

Entertainment

Was this Kate Middleton's most popular outfit of 2017? Kate Middleton Effect takes over

The pregnant duchess stunned in her festive coat [Getty]<p>Most recently, Kate Middleton wore a stunning Miu Miu tartan coat to the Christmas Day …

Royal Family

In pictures: Entertainment stars recognised in New Year honours

<b>A host of familiar names from the world of entertainment, publishing and literature have been singled out for recognition in the New Year Honours List.</b><p>Among them is singer <b>Barry Gibb</b>, who has said he is "deeply honoured, humbled and very proud" to receive a knighthood for services to music and …

Ruth Langsford

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's stunning Christmas Day outfits decoded

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene [Getty]<p>Meghan Markle joined Prince Harry and the …

Royal Family

Three things you won’t want to miss in London this Wednesday

1. Are you obsessed with a certain rom com starring Hugh Grant that makes an appearance every Christmas? Then you might be interested in the ‘Love …

London

Today guest editor Tamara Rojo: 'Ballet has to tackle its issue with depicting violence against women'

Listen to Radio4's Today programme this morning, and you might be surprised by how much of it is devoted to championing the arts. This is because the show is edited by Tamara Rojo, the dynamo artistic director of the English National Ballet (other guests at the helm of the programme between …

Ballet

The Digital Transformation Of Film

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology reflect the analog-to-digital transformation of film making and distribution.<p>On <b>December 28, 1895</b>, the first public screening of films at which admission was charged was held by the Lumière brothers at the Salon Indien du Grand Café in …

Digital Transformation