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Journalist and reviewer for The Times & Sunday Times, etc Twitter: CliveDavisUK Facebook: Instagram: clivephotos


Gustav Holst Memorial, Chichester Cathedral. 

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Re-imagining the Underground Railroad

The PR machine says it’s a modern masterpiece. I don’t think so. From my review in today’s Times: Who needs literary critics when you have Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey on your side? Colson Whitehead’s tale of fugitives from slavery … Continue reading

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Coming attraction 

Drury Lane.

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It was the obsessive need for control that made him refuse virtually all interviews unless he could first know all the questions in advance and then eventually write all the questions himself. It was the need for control that made … Continue reading

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From South Korea, via France

A captivating evening with Youn Sun Nah at the Union Chapel. From my review in The Times: There is a rare theatrical quality to her performances that reflects, perhaps, her interest in chanson. Based in France, where she enjoys an … Continue reading

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I went – no, I staggered out of the room. Before I had reached the end of the dark corridor the last remnants of my strength left me, and my senses receded so that I had to steady myself by … Continue reading

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A song for Rio

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Jimmy Webb’s homage to his longtime collaborator Glen Campbell could easily have turned out to be unbearably poignant and mawkish. It was neither. From my review in The Times: This was an evening when two old friends were reunited to … Continue reading

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The look of love

I only just discovered that Dusty Springfield’s grave is in Henley. Had no idea.

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