Festivals

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Dua Lipa reminds fans of the thrills of live music | Rebecca Nicholson
After months of lockdown, the postponed Brit awards offered an instant uplift

Rebecca Nicholson

15, May, 2021 @2:00 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

15, May, 2021 @11:11 AM

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‘It’s important to build pride’: Coventry looks to future as UK city of culture
Organisers have faced huge challenges in the Covid pandemic, but hope their events can help rejuvenate the arts sector

Jessica Murray

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Sad and so unfair’: Palestinian Americans celebrate a painful Eid
The violence in Gaza and Jerusalem has made the conclusion to the Muslim holy month a somber event for many

Erum Salam in New York

15, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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From Latitude to Lady Gaga: what to see as music venues and festivals reopen
As live music returns, we pick the best artists launching post-lockdown tours and festival dates – with the Eagles, Beck and Bloodstock leading the charge

Alexis Petridis

14, May, 2021 @3:39 PM

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Glastonbury: PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, George Ezra and Róisín Murphy join livestream bill
A narrative by Harvey, Cocker, Michael Eavis and others will link musical performances from around the site

Laura Snapes

12, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening
Next week, after 14 months of closure and despair, the arts are reawakening. But the damage caused by Covid runs deep – and recovery is by no means assured

Charlotte Higgins

12, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Puppet of refugee girl to ‘walk’ across Europe along 12-week arts festival trail
Three teams of four puppeteers will accompany Little Amal from Turkey to Manchester to celebrate refugees

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

11, May, 2021 @12:43 PM

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Films shot on smartphones herald new age for cinema, say directors
London’s first international festival for movies made on mobiles will celebrate innovation, diversity and access

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

09, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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In Short, Europe: Happy Together review – a union uplifted by humour
From sweet-talking translators to a symphony of shepherds’ calls, the common currency in this refreshing selection of short films from 19 European countries is amusement

Phil Hoad

04, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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More than a quarter of UK music festivals cancelled over insurance fears
Independent festivals body says more events could be called off if action on policies is not reviewed

Tobi Thomas

04, May, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Charlatan review – a fascinating, frustrating tale of bottled-up emotion
Agnieszka Holland once again proves she is the real deal with this austere biopic of a faith healer in 30s Czechoslovakia

Peter Bradshaw

04, May, 2021 @10:06 AM

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