Sunday 26 March 1995
A quick look at the Events above demonstrates that the Festival spirit lives on in Portsmouth (In A Word season); Galway (the Cirt Festival), Swansea (UK Year of Literature) and "Poetry Capital of Britain", Hudders- field. Looming ever closer is the Hay Festival (26 May to 4 June - watch this space next week).
The Brighton Festival (5-28 May) fields Michael Holroyd on Oscar Wilde, Maureen Duffy and Jonathan Keates discussing Purcell, Geoff Dyer and Louis de Bernires on war, Will Self and Clive Sinclair on themselves, and Jenny Diski and Fay Weldon lambasting therapy.
Some dear old troupers have been playing the festival circuit for yonks. In Portsmouth in the Wedgewood Rooms at 7pm tonight are Roger McGough and Brian Patten - are they joined at the hip, or what?
! For further information: Brighton Festival Box Office: 0273 709709. Hay-on-Wye Box Office: 0497 821299
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 3 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 4 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
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