American mezzo-soprano dedicates performance of 'Over the Rainbow' to LGBT community
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
How does it feel to be topping the bill at this year's Latitude?
Sunday 24 June 2012
The clean-up starts as public urged to stay vigilant and the Met Office warns of further heavy rainfall
Friday 22 June 2012
Luke Wright, Latitude’s Poetry Arena host and co-curator, is one of the UK’s top stand-up poets.
Sunday 17 June 2012
A father has found a therapy that can transform autistic children
Sunday 17 June 2012
Monday 04 June 2012
As it turned out, yesterday's Diamond Jubilee pageant was even more quintessentially British than anyone could have hoped for. Not because of the waving Royals and the vast crowds that turned out to see them. Not because of the seemingly endless sartorial permutations of the Union Flag. Not even because of all the limp sandwiches and bad cakes. All that was never in doubt. It was the weather that did us truly proud.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Best-selling novelist Sir Terry Pratchett has a new honour to go with the Bafta he won at the weekend: a pig named after one of his books.
Sunday 20 May 2012
The Great Escape is half frenzied gig-dash, half music-biz convention. But it's a hundred per cent fun
Saturday 19 May 2012
Former salesman books in for 55 concerts as BBC favourite enjoys record ticket sales
Sunday 15 April 2012
'Nowadays it's tombolas and village fairs rather than munching on ecstasy at festivals'
Saturday 14 April 2012
Sunday 25 March 2012
Until two years ago I served on the committee of our local free pop festival in north Devon. Each year we would invite a bunch of bands down and throw a really fantastic party on the seafront in Lynmouth, Exmoor. This is a lovely setting for bands, with the cliffs on one side and the sea on the other. In the evening, the festival would move to the various pubs in the area and merry-making would ensue.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Rock and pop stars gearing up to play at British festivals this year may be playing to one man and his dog as festival-goers desert in their droves, according to new research.
Sunday 05 February 2012
Shall I compare thee to a classical composer, Rufus?
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Interest in the Big Chill has cooled, Glastonbury is too now commercial... Summer festivals need to get creative andreinvent themselves if they hope to survive, says Lena Corner
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