Festivals

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Festivals selling out after map to end England's lockdown announced
Wary organisers call for government cancellation insurance as ticket sales soar

Sarah Marsh

26, Feb, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

25, Feb, 2021 @7:52 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival set to go ahead this year in boost for live music
Organisers say young people are desperate for freedom – but admit they haven’t yet been able to get insurance

Alexandra Topping

24, Feb, 2021 @7:48 PM

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Bands rally to help as jobless roadies turn to food banks
Stage crews laid off as a result of the pandemic are ‘falling through the cracks’ in government aid for the self-employed

James Tapper

20, Feb, 2021 @8:45 PM

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'A one-man mosh pit': Big Jeff on the art of surviving lockdown
Famed Bristol music fan Jeff Johns is staging a virtual exhibition of his paintings inspired by his love of live shows

Jessica Wrigglesworth

18, Feb, 2021 @11:24 AM

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Freddie Opoku-Addaie: 'Dance festivals capture the imagination'
The new artistic director of Dance Umbrella is the first black artist to hold the post. He plans to call time on tick-box diversity – and use the pandemic to remodel his industry

Lyndsey Winship

18, Feb, 2021 @11:07 AM

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Samba and caipirinhas: how to celebrate Rio’s cancelled carnival online
The world’s biggest party should have started today. Enjoy the virtual version through livestream shows, music and online tours of Rio’s spectacular sights

Gavin McOwan

12, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Adelaide Fringe festival on tenterhooks after SA closes border to Melbourne
The largest open-access arts festival in the southern hemisphere is still coming to terms with the effects on its program a week before it opens

Kelly Burke

11, Feb, 2021 @4:08 AM

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From Behrouz Boochani to Bernard Collaery: photographer Hoda Afshar turns her lens on whistleblowers
Three years after her famous portrait of Behrouz Boochani won the Bowness prize, the Iranian-born photographer sees Greek tragedy in those who speak out

Kelly Burke

10, Feb, 2021 @12:45 AM

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All the fret of the fringe: Annie Griffin’s cringe-filled trip to the Edinburgh festival
Our series on films about theatre continues with a boozy, darkly funny comedy that captures the event’s pick’n’mix quality

Chris Wiegand

09, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Riz Ahmed: The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition review – a challenging vision
A dazzling video follow-up to the actor and rapper’s album raises disturbing questions about modern Britain

Kathryn Bromwich

07, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Dust-to-Digital: the Instagram video archivists loved by Jarvis Cocker
Where else on the internet can you see schoolkids in Nigeria play Stevie Wonder and South African steelpan festivals?

Leonie Cooper

05, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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