The London-based artist Paula Rego has been honoured by her home town in her native Portugal with the building of a brand new 3.5 million-pound gallery the Casa das Historias, dedicated entirely to the artist's work. Before the gallery opens to the public, Mark Lawson visits the town of Cascais near Lisbon with Paula Rego for a guided tour of the building and the works on display there.

Icelandic operatic tenor Gardar Thor Cortes performs in the BBC's Proms in the Park concert tomorrow night, alongside Barry Manilow and Katherine Jenkins. Front Row met him in rehearsal to discuss his home country's financial crash, why milk is bad for singers and the moment he found his top notes backstage at Phantom of the Opera.

The playwright Richard Bean's play at the National Theatre, England People Very Nice, caused controversy with its depiction of immigrants in London's East End. Bean discusses the audience and press reaction to it on the eve of his new play, Pub Quiz is Life, opening at the Hull Truck Theatre.

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