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Often labelled the ‘true king of rock n’ roll’ Chuck Berry is one of...

The best of Chuck Berry

This year’s Strictly Come Dancing celebrity contestants have had their glamorous makeovers and are...

Who is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2020?

Author Stephen Cowell pays a fitting and poignant tribute to the brave women of...

Broome Park by Stephen Cowell

Sir Cliff Richard, one of the UK’s most successful and influential musicians, is celebrating...

Sir Cliff at 80: The Peter Pan of pop’s career in pictures
The best of Simon & Garfunkel Playlist

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, the American folk rock duo, are as famous for...

John Lennon at 80: His life in pictures

Today would have marked the 80th birthday of the late Beatles star John Lennon....

6 reasons why Sigourney Weaver is our ultimate icon – as she turns 71

Sigourney Weaver first cropped up on our radar when she played Ellen Ripley in...

Country Music Classics Playlist

American country music is an incredibly popular genre, and fans around the world love...

Silversurfers Book Club Autumn 2020

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which...

The best of Madonna playlist

Madonna Louise Ciccone – best known simply as Madonna – has been pushing the...

The best of Led Zeppelin

Formed by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones in London...

The best of Duran Duran

Formed in Birmingham in 1978, Duran Duran represented a new age of popular music...

Peter Green: One of the greatest guitarists of a generation

Fleetwood Mac founding member Peter Green may have never really understood his status as...

Silversurfers Book Club Summer 2020

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which...

Best Beatles Songs

The Beatles were a band ahead of their time that have inspired musicians ever...

Keeping older voices healthy through song

We’ve all seen on social media over the last couple of weeks viral videos...

Father’s Day Playlist

It’s Father’s Day weekend, and what better way to celebrate all the wonderful fathers...

An Adult Beginner’s Guide to Acoustic Guitar

As adults, we approach learning a musical instrument from a different perspective. It may...

The Best of Tom Jones Playlist

Sir Tom Jones is one of the most celebrated British vocalists from the 1960s who...

The Queen’s 67th Coronation Anniversary in pictures

The Queen was crowned 67 years ago in a deeply religious ceremony in Westminster...

The best of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic actresses of all time – her...

Summertime Songs Playlist

Get into the mood for the long days of sunshine ahead with our summertime...

5 new books to read in lockdown

Race through the latest John Grisham, and enjoy Lily King’s new study of a...

The best of Stevie Wonder

American Motown singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated musicians...

Don’t Let the Music Stop!

Everyday life has changed quite dramatically. We are all trying to adjust to the...

Stay connected with the UK’s leading Arts Education Charity

The Arts Society Connected is a new digital platform being launched by The Arts...

Words and phrases coined by William Shakespeare

English poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer in the...

5 of the best book to TV adaptations

Obviously, this list has to include Colin Firth as Mr Darcy in Pride and...

Stream the National Theatre free every Thursday

As part of its NT Live programme, the National Theatre is opening its amazing...

Could classical music be the soothing tonic you need right now?

I can’t really tell Bach from Beethoven. I’ve no handle on facts about Handel...

Silversurfers Book Club Spring 2020

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which...

Podcasts – why not tune in?

Lots of people have started to listen to podcasts, the radio-style shows you can...

World Theatre Day: 5 theatres and drama sites streaming shows straight into your living room

All the world’s a stage… internet connection allowing. Today is World Theatre Day, but...

The best of Diana Ross

With a career spanning over five decades, at the age of 76 Diana Ross...

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