A road trip that is as illuminating as it is incomplete made by a traveller, warrior, and jewelled stylist
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Saturday 11 May 2013
Set a gentle pace on the highways of Mid-Wales in an electric car with Welsh Road Trips (welshroadtrips.com), an initiative by three hotels in the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Guests are given directions between the three properties, with two nights' B&B provided at each establishment – Lasswade Country House in Llanwrtyd Wells, The Old Vicarage Dolfor near Newtown, and Westview Guesthouse in Llowes. Price £595pp, including hire of a two-seat electric car.
Friday 26 April 2013
Never ask an artist to explain their work. Not, at least, if you want to understand it. American novelist Rick Moody, best known for The Ice Storm, broke this golden rule when he asked David Bowie to provide a “work-flow diagram” for his latest album The Next Day.
Saturday 20 April 2013
The Croatian-Swedish trumpeter and composer's last release, X/Y, beat Björk to the Nordic Music Prize and became this paper's jazz album of the year.
Monday 28 January 2013
The last time they headlined a gig in London was five years ago.
Saturday 15 December 2012
Friday 16 November 2012
Lord Prescott loses to Tory in Humberside but vows to fight on
British government seeking clarification after England under-21 players are charge by Serbian police
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Serbian police have charged two England Under-21 players and one of the team's coaches following this month's stormy European Championship qualifier.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Michel Platini has written to minister for sport Hugh Robertson to express his dismay at the “disgraceful” scenes that followed England Under-21's win in Serbia last week.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Much excitement surrounded the premiere of Rufus Norris’s take on ‘Don Giovanni’. People loved the amoral ambiguity of the scene enacted during the overture in which the Don all but raped an unknown woman, then dressed up in her clothes instead.
Thursday 18 October 2012
The Football Association has questioned whether it will send teams to Serbia again after the violent and disgraceful scenes which marred the England Under-21 team's victory there on Tuesday night.
Sunday 19 August 2012
The thought of a Norwegian tuba and sax duet might not set the heart racing, but Herskedal's compositions for earthy brass and airy reed, plus the ambient hum of a vocal ensemble on three tracks, makes for one of the most compelling sounds of the year.
Sunday 01 April 2012
'He was using the News for an outrageous plug while I was under anaesthetic being operated on'
Sunday 10 July 2011
Great idea: an improvising trio takes off from the English pastoral tradition on tunes by Delius, Finzi and Vaughan Williams plus two originals.
Thursday 09 June 2011
The first-time novelist Téa Obreht's book The Tiger's Wife, a surreal, seductive meander through recent history in the Balkans, has turned the 25-year-old into the latest literary superstar after she was crowned the youngest winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction yesterday.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Turkey wants to help turn the war-ravaged Balkans into a region of cooperation with a joint future in the European Union and Nato, Turkish president said Today, as part of his country's increased involvement in the region where it has historic influence.
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