The colourful Hindu festival of Holi heralds the start of spring and the celebrations include some delicious festive snacks. Top chef Vivek Singh shares his favourite recipes with Chris Arnot
Kipling called it ‘a river of life’. Chris Arnot on a unique attempt to capture the spirit of the 1,500 mile-long Grand Trunk Road
As ministers from Nato gather in Birmingham, Chris Arnot explores the Jewellery Quarter’s mix of new bars and Georgian architecture.
Twenty years ago Coventry was briefly the hottest spot in British pop. As a new musical revisits those high-energy days, Chris Arnot talks to some of the stars of 2-Tone.
The portrayal of life on a grim West Yorkshire council estate caused a stir in the play and film Rita, Sue and Bob Too. Nearly 20 years on, preparations for a new play revealed a community still trying to cope with its problems.
Chris Arnot on the cultural mission of poet Ian McMillan
Chris Arnot visits the one place in England to take full advantage the asparagus season
First came the teddy boys, terrorising the staid society of post-war Britain, then the punks, vampire goths, fetishists and piercers – all making statements by the way they dressed. Now they all get together for parties. Chris Arnot meets the revellers and the man who takes their photographs.
Rustie Lee, the bouncy TV chef with the set-shaking laugh, is back in the limelight after seven long years. But this time there’s not a saucepan in sight. She talks to Chris Arnot