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Guardian angel: we send a 21-year-old mega-fan to perform at the world’s largest Elvis festival

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When 21-year-old Aaron Arter feels blue, he sings along to the King. When he is happy, he sings along to the King. When he’s getting ready for bed, or walking down the street, or doing odd jobs as a gardener, or enter...

‘Joy matters’: UK theatre festival tackles hard-hitting issues with a sense of fun

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A sense of joy and playfulness is vital for theatre’s future, even when playwrights are grappling with some of the hardest-hitting issues of our age, according to the organiser of a new festival that takes place this ...

No Bounds festival review – Sheffield’s electro-industrial heart is still beating

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No Bounds is a festival that captures the duality of Sheffield’s past and present. Centrally located in the Hope Works nightclub, a former first world war gun-barrel factory on the outskirts of town, as well as at Kel...

Dublin theatre festival review – compelling, exciting drama

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Returning to live performance with a flourish, Dublin theatre festival’s packed 16-day programme presents new work from some of Ireland’s most talented theatre artists and companies. Two of these, Landmark Productions...

Indigenous Amazon singers and sacred cacao … the UK festival that’s wild in a different way

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On a stage in a yurt in the Berkshire countryside, the leader of the Huni Kuin tribe from the Brazilian Amazon is talking about indigenous culture. In 2000, Ninawa Pai Da Mata decided to move his village deeper into t...

A taste of Provence on a weekend break at the Collobrières chestnut festival

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It was 8am and as I opened the hotel window to let in the day, the cool autumnal air brought with it the aroma of roasting chestnuts: Collobrières’ festival was under way. I was in the Var, Provence’s most unspoiled d...

Altior, four-times Cheltenham Festival winner, is retired at age of 11

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Altior, one of the most prolific and popular jumps horses of recent decades, will not race again after his owners decided to retire him “while still at his peak, fit, sound and healthy and ready for a new career”, Nic...

Parklife festival review – proof that Manchester is still mad fer it

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Hosting 80,000 rain-resistant punters each day, Parklife festival encapsulates the energy of Manchester as an enclave of rave. This year’s edition boasts one of the UK’s most ambitious lineups, mixing blockbuster inte...

Die week in klassiek: Berlynse Filharmonie/ Petrenko; Partenope by die Luzern -fees

19 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Vanjaar se lusernfees het 'mal' gekies ("gek") as tema. Dit kan enige dag die keuse wees, enige seisoen. Baie van die beste musiek, baie komponiste, sommige kunstenaars en die wêreld waarin ons leef, is 'n antwoord op die ...

Dead tasty: English history festival revives tradition of graveside picnics

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Lavish picnics and family feasts might not be the first things that come to mind when you think “cemetery”, but from Pagans holding silent dinners to Victorians dining alfresco among the gravestones, England’s food tr...

Proms Festival Orchestra/ Wigglesworth review – jubilant one-off

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‘There won’t be a dry eye anywhere, certainly not on stage,” said one of the musicians before this, the first – and probably the last – performance by the Proms Festival Orchestra. UK musicians have had a relentlessly...

End of the Road 2021 review – phones firmly in pockets at life-affirming festival

24 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

This year’s summer seems to have passed with only a glimpse of sun and celebration. As Covid squeezed the usual British festival season into only a few months, each large-scale gathering that has made it through the r...

Reading and Leeds festival review – Stormzy and Liam Gallagher heal the masses

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“Who fancies a party? We’re all out of the house!” yells Wolf Alice bassist Theo Ellis as this festival – traditionally a post-GCSE blowout, with a simultaneous leg in Reading – returns after its 2020 cancellation. La...

Hot summer nights: ‘At a festival for the first time, I felt autonomous, desirable and free’

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Toe ek was 17, there was a lot I knew little about. I didn’t know about burning in the sun or how to use euros; I had never swum in the ocean. I was part of a big family and we were poor. As my parents were out of wor...

Crowded Lollapalooza music festival could bring cascade of Covid cases, experts warn

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The Lollapalooza music festival in downtown Chicago will likely cause a spike in Covid-19 infections, said public health experts, after tens of thousands of people gathered there this past weekend. The four-day festiv...

Three Choirs festival review – poetic harmony resonates with the times

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It’s part of the Three Choirs festival’s rich tradition that works by contemporary composers are commissioned to take their place alongside the major choral masterpieces written for the festival over almost three cent...

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