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We went to a one-to-one concert and it broke our hearts
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We went to a one-to-one concert and it broke our hearts

If anything can make you appreciate the power of hearing live music, it’s this

The best live theatre to stream online today
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The best live theatre to stream online today

Our theatre critic rounds up the best streaming shows every day

Love Local: Time Out pledges support for local food, drink and culture
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Love Local: Time Out pledges support for local food, drink and culture

As lockdown lifts, we’re backing local campaigns to support arts and culture venues

12 arty face masks you can buy from iconic museums around the world
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12 arty face masks you can buy from iconic museums around the world

Face coverings emblazoned with famous artworks are flying off the gift-shop shelves

Virtual tours of museums around the world
Museums

Virtual tours of museums around the world

From Amsterdam to NYC, visit the world’s greatest museums online

The latest arts and culture news

London is getting a nine-metre-tall mural of George Michael. Finally.
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London is getting a nine-metre-tall mural of George Michael. Finally.

The new artwork is part of the first Brent Biennial celebration

193 artist-designed flags are now flying at New York’s Rockefeller Center
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193 artist-designed flags are now flying at New York’s Rockefeller Center

Jeff Koons, Marina Abramović, Christian Siriano and KAWS all designed their own flags

A hologram of George Floyd will tour the South and replace ‘Confederate memories’
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A hologram of George Floyd will tour the South and replace ‘Confederate memories’

The pre-established route mimics the one taken by the 1961 Freedom Riders

You can finally get into Berghain, thanks to this sound art installation
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You can finally get into Berghain, thanks to this sound art installation

Berlin techno palace Berghain has long been famous for its exacting door policies, but in recent months it’s been even more impossible to get in than usual – the club has been shut since March. Now the techno mecca has reopened – and it’s easier to get in than ever before. Why? Because until this Sunday (August 2), the club is hosting a sound art installation called ‘eleven songs – halle am berghain’, by artists Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl (aka tamtam), in its imposing Kessel Hall space. Capacity is limited to just 50 at any one time to meet social-distancing requirements, so there may still be a queue – but there’s no need to worry about how you look or what you’re wearing, as the venue’s notoriously discerning bouncer Sven Marquardt is nowhere to be seen.   Photograph: Roman März The installation, created in partnership with sound art collective Singhur, is designed to complement the imposing concrete expanse of the hall, often open during club nights as Halle am Berghain. Speakers have been dotted throughout the cavernous structure, say Singhur, so ‘the entire space is an instrument’. On their visit to the exhibition, Agence France-Presse described hearing ‘rhythmic throbbing, soft city noises, murmurings and even the whirling of helicopter blades’. So it sounds a bit intense, but still a heck of a lot chiller than a typical night out in the world’s most famous nightclub. Photograph: Roman März Elsewhere in Berlin, major clubs have reopened as summer beer gardens, and t

A new Smithsonian museum honoring Latinx history might soon open on the National Mall
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A new Smithsonian museum honoring Latinx history might soon open on the National Mall

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill to create the museum

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to close ‘permanently’ in London
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‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to close ‘permanently’ in London

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s show has been a part of the West End since 1986

Art and photography from around the world

This photographer takes dreamy photos of swimming pools from above
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This photographer takes dreamy photos of swimming pools from above

As if you needed more reasons to be daydreaming about pools right now

These portraits capture families in Australia’s Yarra Valley during isolation
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These portraits capture families in Australia’s Yarra Valley during isolation

More than 60 families have been captured as part of Suzanne Phoenix’s photography series

In pictures: Paris’s incredible one-night-only floating cinema
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In pictures: Paris’s incredible one-night-only floating cinema

To celebrate the return of the Paris Plages urban beach project, the city transformed the Villette canal basin into an open-air cinema

See extraordinary photos of London’s empty theatres
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See extraordinary photos of London’s empty theatres

Deserted stages, audience-less auditoriums – the eerie reality of thespian lockdown

Playlists by Time Out’s music experts

The 100 best party songs
Music

The 100 best party songs

Party hard with our selection of guaranteed floorfillers

The 50 best ’80s songs
Music

The 50 best ’80s songs

Grab your Walkman and celebrate a golden era of musical excess

The 50 best soul songs
Music

The 50 best soul songs

Top-notch recommendations from Norman Jay, DJ Yoda, Throwing Shade and more

The 50 best karaoke songs
Music

The 50 best karaoke songs

Take a swig of something strong, and show us what you’ve got

The 50 best summer songs of all time
Music

The 50 best summer songs of all time

From Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to Blood Orange and Jamie xx

The 50 best ’90s songs
Music

The 50 best ’90s songs

Dust off that Discman and treat your ears to an hour or two of retro-pop perfection