June's Meltdown festival at the South Bank shakes off its fusty image with a roster of performance artists and adult popsters. Laurie Anderson is bringing along a home made animatronic parrot (as a comment on her role as festival director, perhaps?), and performers include Ryuichi Sakamoto, Lou Reed and David Byrne.
The BBC launches a new record label this month to release the thousands of original and live recordings it has in its archives. Accumulated since 1967, the collection features artists such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
A number of "official" virgins are scheduled to gather at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Plymouth in May. The number of committed virgins in Britain is estimated at 100 and the vow is not available to men.Reuse content