Welcome to newstatesman.com's arts blog

A new departure for the New Statesman website...

Want to keep up with the news and views from the world of the arts? Well make this blog a regular part of your online routine. Each week we'll bring you news of albums, exhibitions plus controversies and happenings. Don't forget you can comment on any item or let us know what's going on where you live - in the UK or anywhere else.

Hope you enjoy this new feature!

Ben Davies
Editor, newstatesman.com

Ben Davies trained as a journalist after taking most of the 1990s off. Prior to joining the New Statesman he spent five years working as a politics reporter for the BBC News website. He lives in North London.