ALL PICTURES TO BE REMOVED FROM YOUR ACHIVES ON 31 DEC 2014. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/REX (4081851f) Kate Bush Kate Bush: Before The Dawn live at The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, Britain - 26 Aug 2014 ©Noble & Bright

Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo, London

Bush’s show ranged from the conventional to the boldly theatrical

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I bet that Rubens, when he made his own copy of Titian’s great work, would have taken a photo if he could
Fiesta del Cine 2013...MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 22: People queue to buy tickets outside the Princesa Cinema on the second day of Fiesta del Cine on October 22, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. The Fiesta del Cine 'Film Festival' lasts for three days with around 3000 cinema screens around Spain selling tickets at 2,90 euros. On the first day interest from the general public rose 550 % from the previous Monday. This is the fifth year the festival has been held and it is hoped that the low prices and high interest from the public may boost the struggling the Spanish film industry. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) ©Getty
I don’t really want to watch movies in a heritage setting or Imaxed on the moon
Samantha Soule and Rachel Nicks in ‘And I and Silence'

And I and Silence, Signature Center, New York

Naomi Wallace’s drama explores the harsh lives of two women

From left, Lucy Crowe, Jennifer Johnston, Michael Spyres and Matthew Rose perform Beethoven's 'Missa solemnis'
©Chris Christodoulou

Budapest Festival Orchestra; Monteverdi Choir, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

Brahms dissected by a master surgeon; Beethoven from the furnace

Childe Hassam's 'Le Jour du Grand Prix' (1887)
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American Impressionism: A New Vision, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

A sparkling exhibition that pays due respect to the role of women

Barbara Hannigan in 'Le Silence des Sirènes’
©Priska Ketterer

Lucerne Festival, KKL Concert Hall, Lucerne, Switzerland

World premiere of a dazzling gem; Abbado’s death leaves a huge gap

Iván Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the BBC Proms
©Chris Christodoulou

BBC Proms: Ulster Orchestra; Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London

Two orchestras played dance-themed music, with contrasting results

Crystal Balint, Allan Louis and Sterling Jarvis in 'Helen Lawrence'
©David Cooper

Helen Lawrence, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh Festival

A drama that pushes boundaries – to questionable effect

Chris Corsano Summer Residency, Café Oto, London

The drummer gave a masterclass in spontaneous composition

Richard Attenborough: 1923-2014

Oscar-winning director dies at 90

Jamie Parker, centre, as Sky Masterson in 'Guys and Dolls'
©Johan Persson

Guys and Dolls, Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex, UK

A scintillating revival of the great Broadway musical