Brighton festival

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Help, it’s 1,000 trillion degrees in here! The Big Bang artwork that makes scientists cry
Want would it have been like to be inside the Big Bang? We meet the ultra-hi-tech art duo who are using light, sound and sub-atomic astro data to recreate the biggest explosion ever

Stuart Jeffries

19, May, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Clowns review – a blast of bloodlust from the brilliant Hofesh Shechter
Shechter’s work begins in Regency-esque civility and ends in an orgy of highly choreographed violence

Lyndsey Winship

15, Apr, 2020 @11:02 AM

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Small-scale theatre isn’t just for the rich | Brief letters
Letters: Brighton festival | Languages of empire | Frictionless trading | Music’s purpose | From Paris by Morris?


30, Jul, 2018 @5:25 PM

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The big bangers: grime smashes into the Hadron Collider
They rapped in its tunnels and played instruments made out of old science equipment. Could this be Cern’s most amazing experiment yet?

Tara Joshi

22, May, 2018 @4:44 PM

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Bridget Christie review – gleeful in trashing the label that defined her
Award-winning standup serves up ruthless self-mockery in a show that is playful and pugnacious in equal measure

Brian Logan

20, May, 2018 @11:33 AM

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David Shrigley: ‘Self-delusion is quite important if you want to be an artist’
Artist David Shrigley answers questions from our readers and famous fans

Tim Lewis

29, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Send us your questions for David Shrigley
The Observer New Review offers you the chance to quiz the artist on his darkly surreal work, life and inspirations

The Observer

01, Apr, 2018 @5:59 AM

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Theo Clinkard: This Bright Field review – a poetic fusion of sight and sound
With its unorthodox seating, shape-shifting set and even dancers hatching from eggs, this show makes up for some awkward pacing with a wealth of ideas

Sanjoy Roy

26, May, 2017 @10:25 AM

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Tristan & Yseult and Pepperland: this week’s best UK theatre and dance
Brighton festival hosts the offbeat retelling of a Cornish legend, while Mark Morris premieres a work set to songs from the Beatles’ album

Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

19, May, 2017 @9:30 AM

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Kate Tempest review – a fleeting, thrilling whirlwind of emotion
The poet/rapper/pop star packs a powerful musical punch as the indefinable chronicler of the age

David Bennun

07, May, 2017 @12:42 PM

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Five Short Blasts review – waterborne performance is all at sea
A meditative, site-specific piece about maritime lives loses its way as it takes the audience out on a pleasure cruise at dusk

Lyn Gardner

07, May, 2017 @11:52 AM

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Golem and Brighton festival: this week’s best UK theatre and dance
Catch 1927’s fable about our over-reliance on machines and explore the best of dance, as curated by Kate Tempest. Plus: Every Brilliant Thing and Voodoo

Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

05, May, 2017 @9:30 AM

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