Ballet from the Pet Shop Boys, street photography discussed

Ahead of its world premiere, Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe explain why they have teamed up with choreographer Javier De Frutos to create a new ballet based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Most Incredible Thing.

The new alien invasion film Battle: Los Angeles pits a platoon of U.S marines, under the command of Aaron Eckhart, against an attack by unknown aliens. Roger Luckhurst gives his verdict.

Street photography, in which members of the public are candidly photographed going about their daily business, is the subject of two new exhibitions. London Street Photography charts the rise of the form from 1860 to the present day, while Format in Derby takes an international look at the role of the street photographer, which includes recent mobile phone footage from Egypt, Tunisa and Libya. Photographers Joel Meyerowitz and Polly Braden discuss their approach.

As Bolton Council announces that it plans to sell more than 30 art works from its collection, to fund a new storage facility, Maurice Davies from the Museums Association considers whether other cash-strapped councils might also decide to send some of their art to the auction house.

Producer India Rakusen.

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