School for stardom

From Amy Winehouse to Adele, the Brit School has long helped youngsters with artistic ambition

Blur, Hyde Park, London

While London bid farewell to the Olympics, Blur ensured that, if this was to be their own farewell, they were going out on a high

Pop and circumstance

Elgar, the Beatles and Dizzee Rascal have all had a starring role in London’s Olympic Games. Our panel asks whether British music can continue to punch above its weight

What they said over Lunch with the FT

The words and wisdom of Donald Rumsfeld, Michael Moore, Morgan Tsvangirai, Alan Hollinghurst, Bob Crow, Paul Kagame and Nicholas Berggruen

Fitting premises

Timothy Everest, tailor to Tom Cruise, David Cameron and M&S, has turned his Georgian brick townhouse in Spitalfields into a shop and an atelier