A twenty tonne lion has provoked heated debate in Scotland and prompted the resignation of the curator Richard Calvocoressi.
<strong>I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay</strong>
Toby Litt <em>Hamish Hamilton, 288 pp, £1
In the words of new director Roger Wright this year’s proms promise to “juxtapose the familiar and the unfamiliar”. Alongside Elgar’s gushing sentiment the eclectic sounds of Stockhausen, Dr Who and Vaughan Williams will be heard.
The veteran rock band have regained the passion that made them great
Willard White is an internationally acclaimed singer. Born in Jamaica, he was knighted in 2004. He performs "Robeson Re-explored" at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival on 7 May. For more details click here
The term "world music" has finally become redundant in 2008
Ever copied a CD to your iPod? Then you've been breaking the law
The BBC's celebration of 2 Tone is something of an opportunity missed
The premature death of the artist plus the rest of the news from the arts world
<strong>Gig: the Life and Times of a Rock-Star Fantasist</strong>
Simon Armitage <em>Viking, 320p
Björk's cry of "Tibet, Tibet" at a recent concert in Shanghai pre-empted the riots in Lhasa and outr
Bhamra is a tabla player from London. He has worked on the scores for films such as "Brick Lane", "B
Beyond the walls and barbed wire, Tim Walker finds hope for marginalised people in South Africa
Bob Dylan has spent a lifetime on the road. Now a collection of his paintings centres on the all-Ame
<strong>Exile on Main Street: a Season in Hell With the Rolling Stones</strong>
<strong>The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century</strong>
Alex Ross <em>Fourth Estate, 62
Vidisha Biswas sees the legendary Neil Young in concert and finds his star is far from waning
McVicar's heroine inspires loathing and lust in a brutally explicit production
The British pop Establishment has shown a long-standing resistance to black musical influence
If you teach us, do we not learn?
Perry Henzell created Jamaica's first feature film against all the odds, writes his daughter.
The North Korean government is in suspended animation, trying to change and yet stay the same, repor
Anthony D’Offay's generosity hasn't gone down well in all quarters, this week in the arts world
6 Music wants to attract more women, but laddish braying won't do it
Three unorthodox Africans know how to cast a spell over their audience
The dynamic cultural movement AfroReggae is restoring a sense of pride to communities torn apart by
Milly Getachew reports on the $50m music collection on eBay, the Rolling Stones on the dangers of dr
Toumani Diabaté's new album is a captivating blend of tradition and innovation
Helder Aragão, aka DJ Dolores, blends music from his native north-eastern Brazil with rock and elect