- Over The Rainbow Canada
- Andrew on This Morning
- First O2 show sold out! Second date added
- Superstar – Live Show Announcement
- Official Diamond Jubilee song unveiled
- Jesus Christ Superstar UK Arena Tour
- Andrew to receive BASCA Fellowship
- Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jessie J reunite
- Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar Tony nominations
- Phantom celebrates 10,000 performances in the West End
- Highclere Castle
- Over The Rainbow…Where Are They Now?
- Happy Birthday to the London Palladium…
- Love Never Dies Australian premiere announced
- Andrew hosts centenary celebration for the London Palladium
- Andrew to perform in Julian Lloyd Webber’s 60th Anniversary Gala
- A statement from Andrew
- Oz Blog: The winner is revealed
- The last Dorothy mission….
- Oz Blog: The Final Countdown
- Danielle is your Dorothy!
- Danielle you are Dorothy… and here comes Dangerous Dave as Toto!
- Danielle, Lauren and Sophie have a go at Polo!
- The winning Dorothy to release charity single
- Sierra meets the Dorothys!
- Oz: Blog: Andrew makes his final choice and the final three are revealed
- Bombay Dreams Movie Announcement
- Oz Blog: The Fantastic Four
- Andrew to appear on The Graham Norton Show
- Andrew meets Bobby…
- Oz Blog: The second sing-off
- Oz Blog: A Dorothy Cull…
- We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz!
- From Nancy to Dorothy: A message from Sam and Niamh
- Oz Blog: An Emotional Goodbye
- Oz Blog: An audience with the Lord
- Andrew and the Dorothys get ready for their close up…
- An Over the Rainbow update from Andrew
- Andrew gets ready for next week’s Over The Rainbow
- It’s Toto time for Andrew…
- Oz Blog: Standing ovations as we say another goodbye
- Oz Blog: A chorus of Angels…
- Oz Blog: Another sad goodbye…
- Behind the scenes at Over The Rainbow
- Oz Blog: Making a Song and Dance
- Oz Blog: It’s goodbye to another of our Dorothies…
- Oz Blog: A Class Act
- Oz Blog: The first Dorothy flies over the rainbow
- Oz Blog: The first live show… and the public get to choose
- West End Story: What Nancy, Joseph and Maria Did Next
- Oz Blog: 20 become 10…
- Oz Blog: Over The Rainbow kicks off with weekend special
- Behind the scenes on “Wetten, Das?”
- Filming the Over The Rainbow trailer
- Andrew’s off to see the Wizard… and revisiting the South Bank Show
- BBC ONE Follows the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow
- The South Bank Show Revisited
- Andrew and Katherine Jenkins on Dancing On Ice
- Your Country Does Need You! Jade is the winner
- We meet Eurovision’s Bucks Fizz
- And then there were three…
- Unbreak our Eurovision hearts
- The Eurovision zoo…
- Chris Moyles The Musical?
- Triumphant night for TV’s Nancy
- A Lulu of a Eurovision
- Double whammy Grammy
- Lee Mead’s final performance as Joseph in the West End
- Grammy Award Winner joins Andrew in his quest for Eurovision glory
- The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber sets new record
- Your Country Needs Them…
- The first instalment from our Eurovision blogger
- Rachel leaves I’d Do Anything semi final
- Andrew to receive Woodrow Wilson Award
- It’s goodbye Niamh!
- Andrew and the Nancy’s meet Celine Dion
- I’d Do Anything Results: Sunday 11th May
- The Phantom of the Opera goes digital!
- Andrew’s speech to the House of Lords
- I’d Do Anything Results: Sunday 4th May
- Could Jenna be Nancy?
- A Tribute Concert for Steven Pimlott
- I‘d Do Anything: Blog 1
- Thank you to chinamusical.net
- Playbill Unmasks Phantom Lyricist
- Andrew Lloyd Webber to be ‘American Idol‘ mentor
- Michael Ball Meets Andrew Lloyd Webber
- I’d Do Anything begins on BBC1
- Andrew and Madeleine set the record straight
- Andrew’s Special Award from SOLT
22nd, July, 2010
Preserving Our Heritage
_The Daily Mail has today published a letter from Andrew written in response to an article published on Saturday 17th July:_
My position concerning Highclere Castle is not as stated (Mail). My attention was drawn by concerned Hampshire residents to a large housing development proposed by the Earl of Carnarvon to raise funds for essential work on Highclere Castle. The development has no impact on me personally but concerned two of my main interests: the preservation of historic buildings and protection of the countryside.
The Earl was relying on an English Heritage guideline that development may be allowed in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty to raise funds to preserve an important historic building. But this recommendation also states that all other avenues, including sale of the building to someone who can afford to repair it without developing part of the estate, must have been pursued – and this hasn’t happened.
Neither the possibility, for instance, of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation becoming involved with Highclere, or the sale of some of its farmland had been explored when Basingstoke Council met on the issue, let alone the sale of the estate on the open market.
I can understand the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon wanting to keep Highclere Castle (though it hasn’t been lived in for a long time) and I understand the expense of maintaining a historic building of this kind. But I’m asking for the exploration of other options which would preclude housing development in one of the unspoiled corners of Hampshire.
The description of my art collection was flattering but misleading. There are many more valuable art collections in private hands. I probably have the best private collection of Pre-Raphaelite art but it in no way compares with the magnificent collections at, say, Tate Britain, Manchester City Gallery or Port Sunlight.
Picasso’s Angel Fernandez de Soto and Waterhouse’s St Cecilia were owned not by me personally but by my charitable foundation. Both have been sold. Following the sale of the Picasso, the foundation will receive £32 million which will release funds to support important projects including the provision of stage school bursaries.
And, by the way, I don’t earn anything like £100,000 a day in royalties – though I live in hope.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER