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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 03, 2020

The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson shows her characters social distancing
Julia Donaldson and illustrator Alex Sheffler help children understand the regulations in new images.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 03, 2020

BBC offers biggest online education push 'in its history'
Schoolchildren will be offered online videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles on core subjects.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus: Brighton Pride 2020 cancelled
Mariah Carey and the Pussycat Dolls were due to headline, marking the festival's 30th anniversary.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 02, 2020

Bafta Games Awards: Outer Wilds wins Best Game
Outer Wilds and Disco Elysium both win three golden masks at this year's Bafta Games Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 02, 2020

Daily Kitchen Live to be broadcast for isolation
Matt Tebutt and Jack Monroe will offer culinary advice from the set of BBC One's Saturday Kitchen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Magician Dynamo tests positive for Covid-19
The 37-year-old showman has previously said he suffered with Crohn's disease and arthritis.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 02, 2020

These are the hands - by Michael Rosen, poem read by Sophie Raworth
BBC presenter Sophie Raworth reads These Are The Hands by Michael Rosen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 02, 2020

Eddie Large: Comedian dies aged 78 with coronavirus
The Scottish comedian was famous for being part of double act Little and Large.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 02, 2020

Adam Schlesinger: Stacy's Mom songwriter dies aged 52 with coronavirus
Tom Hanks and Mark Ronson are among those paying tribute to the late Grammy-winner Adam Schlesinger.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 02, 2020

BBC radio stars lead the nation in a mass singalong
Five BBC stations joined forces to get the country singing to Prince and Florence The Machine.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 02, 2020

Why Anne Tyler won't be writing about the coronavirus
One of America's greatest living writers says it would be "wrongheaded" to mention the virus in a book.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

Dua Lipa interview: How I released an album from lockdown
The pop star dreamt up her new album in Las Vegas, but she's releasing it from an Airbnb in London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

Bafta Games Awards: How to host a ceremony in lockdown
The Bafta Games Awards will be the first major awards to take place during social distancing rules.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket'
An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

Culture from your sofa: Five best activities to see or hear online for free
From DJ sets to virtually visiting the Vatican, here's five free online activities to immerse yourself in.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus: How news is made while there are restrictions
The pandemic has led to new challenges for broadcasting and newsgathering. Amol Rajan looks at some of the changes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

K-Pop star sorry for coronavirus April fool's joke
Kim Jaejoong told fans he was in hospital with the virus, before admitting the statement was a hoax.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus
The Edinburgh Fringe and four other major cultural festivals in the city will not take place this year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage saved after £3.5m campaign
Prospect Cottage in Dungeness had been at risk of being sold privately.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

DJ Ace: High-risk people like me can get coronavirus and be fine
BBC 1Xtra's DJ Ace puts out a message of reassurance for people with underlying health problems.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

The One Show: Matt Baker's last day leaves Alex Jones in tears
Alex Jones gets emotional as her co-host says goodbye - from his sofa as he's self-isolating.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

How Matt Lucas' Baked Potato Song will help feed NHS workers
The Little Britain star is releasing his Baked Potato Song to raise funds for the FeedNHS campaign.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 01, 2020

David Hockney shares exclusive art from Normandy, as 'a respite from the news'
The artist, who's in lockdown in Normandy, shares 10 soothing paintings of the springtime.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

Jay Blades: From repairing lives to hosting TV hit The Repair Shop
Jay Blades, host of BBC One's surprise hit The Repair Shop, never aimed for a career on screen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

How Dua Lipa and The Weeknd are bringing the 80s back… again
The 1980s are once again influencing some of the world's biggest artists like Dua Lipa and The Weeknd.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus: Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies aged 76
Actor and dialect coach Andrew Jack was a "wonderful, talented, beloved gentleman," a co-star says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

BBC's George Alagiah on living with coronavirus and cancer
Newsreader George Alagiah says he caught the virus between cancer treatments and had mild symptoms.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

His Dark Materials costume designers switch to making medical scrubs
The team who created the costumes for His Dark Materials switch to sewing scrubs for medical staff.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry share lockdown ideas
Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry and Jeremy Deller help a Colchester gallery with home activities.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus: Edinburgh's festivals look set to be scaled back
An announcement is expected this week on whether some of the city's biggest cultural events will go ahead.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

The One Show will not replace Matt Baker after he leaves
He will sign off after nine years as co-host of the BBC One show - but he won't be in the studio.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus: Contagion cast share Covid-19 advice
Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jennifer Ehle and Laurence Fishburne post public service announcements.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 31, 2020

James Corden's Homefest: Star speaks of 'anxiety and sadness' over coronavirus
TV host James Corden sums up how many people are feeling during the coronavirus situation.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

Arts go interactive during coronavirus lockdown
Dance, theatre and art organisations are getting creative in their attempts to interact with patrons.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

Angela Rippon - the over-55s' answer to Joe Wicks?
Dance, theatre and art organisations are getting creative in their attempts to interact with patrons.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

Author Michael Rosen 'poorly but stable' say family
The former Children's Laureate has been moved to a ward after a night in intensive care.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

Van Gogh painting Spring Garden stolen from Dutch museum
Thieves broke into a museum that is shut because of the coronavirus outbreak.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

Elton John hosts star-studded iHeart Living Room coronavirus benefit concert
Sir Elton calls on his famous isolating friends to join the iHeart Living Room Concert For America.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

Bugzy Malone: Rapper ‘lucky to be alive' after road accident
The rapper's management told fans he was in a "stable condition" after a quad bike crash.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

Radio 4 Today: BBC's Fergal Keane with the verse that helped sustain him through PTSD
On Radio 4 Today some of BBC News' best known voices offer favourite poems of #comfortandhope and talk about the importance of the words in their lives.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

BBC stations join forces for nationwide singalong
DJs from Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and Asian Network will join forces on Thursday morning.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 30, 2020

Alan Merrill: I Love Rock 'N' Roll songwriter dies of coronavirus
Alan Merrill co-wrote and sang the glam rock classic before Joan Jett made it famous.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 29, 2020

The Marvel Spiderman artist teaching children in Ireland to draw
Irish artist Will Sliney is keeping thousands of kids entertained with daily drawing challenges.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus: YouTube stars urge fans to stay at home
More than 100 YouTubers appear in a video message encouraging people to stay at home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus: The Archers to reflect global outbreak in May
Writers for the BBC Radio 4 soap are set to highlight life under lockdown in fictional Ambridge.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 29, 2020

Jack Monroe: Coronavirus cookery for the culinary clueless
Food writer Jack Monroe has been sharing top tips for people who are new to cooking.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 28, 2020

Introducing the soaring melodies of Azure Ryder
How one of pop's brightest new voices found confidence by taking control of a plane.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 28, 2020

'Memes should be archived in a museum'
People social distancing are sharing memes to feel connected but could they be preserved in a museum?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 28, 2020

Raving to the BBC News theme tune goes viral
Have you seen the kitchen 'remix' of the BBC News theme tune yet?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Why people are singing in their toilets
Actor Paul Cooper started the toilet challenge after his son contracted coronavirus.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: Clubbers go online for music
With the coronavirus lockdown bringing normal nightlife to an end, some enterprising DJs are going online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Manu Dibango: The saxophone legend who inspired a disco groove
Manu Dibango, whose Soul Makossa filled New York dance floors, died this week at the age of 86.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

You'll Never Walk Alone tops coronavirus 'lockdown chart'
You'll Never Walk Alone is among tracks enjoying renewed popularity amid the coronavirus crisis.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Charli XCX on coronavirus: Prioritise the vulnerable not celebrities
Singer Charli XCX says elderly and vulnerable people rather than celebrities are the priority for coronavirus testing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

8 new TV shows for life on lockdown
Broadcasters have been hastily coming up with new formats to help us deal with life indoors.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed
A High Court judge rules Ofcom was entitled to fine RT £200,000 for impartiality breaches.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Dua Lipa: Critics rate Future Nostalgia as the best album of 2020 so far
The star released Future Nostalgia early - and received the best reviews of the year (so far).

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Mark Blum: Madonna pays tribute to co-star after coronavirus death
Madonna pays tribute to "loving and professional" Mark Blum following his coronavirus-related death.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Bob Dylan's first song in eight years is about JFK's assassination
The 17-minute song ruminates on the 1960s and the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards talks new music, panic attacks and knitting
The singer says Little Mix are going back to "pure pop" after splitting with Simon Cowell.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Doctor Who fans unite with an online viewing
Fans touched by the Doctor Who re-boot 15 years ago celebrate with a mass viewing of the first episode.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Rapper Bugzy Malone reportedly injured in road accident
Widespread reports say the rapper was taken to hospital after a crash in Bury last night.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Isle of Wight and Download Festivals axed
Organisers of both events are looking to give refunds or let people keep tickets for next year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Book sales surge as readers seek escapism and education
Sales of novels and home learning books shot up last week as people prepared to stay at home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Courteney Cox's Friends are there for her in coronavirus isolation
"People love the show so much, I decided to binge watch Friends... it's really good!"

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Why Ralph McTell has updated his hit Streets of London for coronavirus era
The folk legend had always previously refused to write new verses for Streets of London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Friday Night Dinner: Why food fights and mayhem have become a TV treat
The stars of Channel 4's anarchic sitcom open up about the shenanigans on and off-screen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Hit 70s song gets coronavirus rewrite
Ralph McTell wrote The Streets of London over 50 years ago but now he's done something he's always previously refused.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to play home-made benefit concerts
Two virtual fundraising concerts will feature a string of socially-distanced stars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Radio listening booms while music streaming stalls
More people are turning to radio, while web users explore gardening and politics, figures suggest.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

BBC News suspends 450 job cuts to ensure Covid-19 coverage
Newsroom cuts won't be made while journalists face the demands of covering the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

The Village People's YMCA is preserved for posterity
The disco hit is deemed historically important enough to enter the US National Recording Registry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus: The Walking Dead to pause on penultimate episode
Viewers will have to wait for the season 10 finale after it was delayed by Covid-19.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott to play free NHS concert
The former Beautiful South duo will give away 9,000 tickets to hospital staff to say thank you.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Will the coronavirus change the way we watch films?
The US and China, the world's most lucrative movie markets, are rethinking how they launch new films.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Terrence McNally: Playwright dies of coronavirus complications
One of America's great playwrights, he wrote more than three dozen plays in his nearly 60-year career.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Arts Council England launches £160m emergency package
Netflix has also pledged £1m for TV and film workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Casualty and Holby City donate protective equipment to NHS
The BBC medical dramas give kit from their sets to the NHS as the UK battles coronavirus.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Yves Saint Laurent to make surgical masks
The Paris-based fashion brand's owners want to help the French health service fight Covid-19.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Manu Dibango: African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19
Manu Dibango, the 86-year-old African jazz legend, dies in Paris after catching the coronavirus.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus: 27.1 million watch PM Boris Johnson's TV address
Boris Johnson's statement to the nation is the most watched broadcast for years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Woody Allen memoir finally published after being pulped
The controversial director's autobiography finds a new publisher.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

When They See Us: Netflix wins defamation case
A police training company brought the lawsuit against the streaming service for scenes on the show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian in war of words over leaked call
A war of words ignites between the stars, reigniting a feud over Kanye West's song Famous.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Albert Uderzo: Asterix co-creator and illustrator dies aged 92
The Italian illustrated the comic book hero series and eventually took over the writing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

Dua Lipa moves album release forward after it leaks online
The star also criticises the government's response to the coronavirus in an emotional Instagram live.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus: The best and worst celebrity isolation videos
Entertainment stars have been dealing with staying indoors in their own unique ways.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

The best and worst celebrity isolation videos
Entertainment stars have been dealing with staying indoors in their own unique ways.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

Choreographer Liam Scarlett to leave Royal Ballet
His role ends after an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct finds "no matters to pursue".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Back garden gigs to help with self-isolation
Musicians in Sheffield are playing in their back gardens for free to raise community spirits.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

BTS launch lessons to help their fans learn Korean
The K-pop band are launching a web series to help fans teach themselves Korean.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson ‘feel better' after coronavirus diagnosis
The actor tweeted that they were recovering safely and encouraged self-distancing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

Taylor Swift and Kanye West's phone call leaks
The infamous phone call, which triggered a war of words between the two stars, finds its way online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Harvey Weinstein tests positive
The former producer was convicted of rape and sexual assault last month and is now in a New York prison.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 22, 2020

How Marsha Hunt fought Hollywood blacklisting
The 102-year-old is one of the last people still alive who was named as a communist sympathisers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Frozen birthday party saved by Zoom video chat app
Thirty children took part in a virtual video chat celebration for a self-isolated four-year-old.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 22, 2020

Coronavirus: ITV halts Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Lorraine, Loose Women filming
Production on Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Lorraine and Loose Women stops in light of coronavirus.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 21, 2020

How the Pet Shop Boys accidentally made the best tour diary in pop history
How the Pet Shop Boys inadvertently ended up with the best tour diary in pop history.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 21, 2020

Online festival celebrates arts affected by Covid-19
Playwright Nick Green launched the Social Distancing Festival to shine a spotlight on lost projects.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Mar 21, 2020

Kenny Rogers: A look back at the country music legend's career
The country music legend, who sold more than 100 million records, has died at the age of 81.

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