First prize for eclecticism

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards were a telling snapshot of today’s ‘culture of the nation’, says Peter Aspden

Torch-bearer

The man who will be welcoming the world to the 2012 London Olympics welcomes Mihir Bose to his Grade II-listed house in a little Kent village

Tom Jones, Union Chapel, London

His new album casts him as a gospel-blues singer, a seeker after divine truth, but can he pull off the biblical gravitas act on stage?