Catch up on culture – we’re on a mini grand tour

With our correspondents engaging in culturally enriching activities, we’ve decided to Grand Tour it ourselves for a few weeks.

But that doesn’t mean our cultural world has ground to a halt, far from it.

And you can still get in touch with your responses to our Artist Q&A, or drop us a line if you’d prefer a more personal approach.

Plus there’s plenty of classical music reviews to inspire you, as well as our interviews to get your teeth into.

Van Gogh Sunflowers go live on Facebook for virtual exhibition #SunflowersLive

Five masterpieces on three continents united for the first time ever on Facebook

In 1888/9 in Arles in the South of France, Vincent van Gogh painted several versions of one of the most famous paintings ever made – his Sunflowers.

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Cornwall ensemble Levowan spellbinding at St Andrew’s lunchtime recital

Levowan might be one of Cornwall’s smaller, and certainly newest vocal ensembles, but it kept its large audience spellbound with almost an hour’s uninterrupted singing, as part of the ongoing Lunchtime Recital Series at St Andrew’s.

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Well-balanced recital mixes poignancy with power: David Crocker at the Minster Church of St Andrew

Although six of this season’s lunchtime recitals involve solo organ, each one individually reflects the personality and playing style of the performer.

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Crafting constantly-changing emotions: Dante Quartet with Alinka Rowe at Tavistock Parish Church

Perhaps it’s the bracing moorland air, but Tavistock just seems to attract one festival after another, even when the Dantes’ biennial event officially centres on the Tamar Valley.

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