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A Sting in the tale: how the music of the Police inspired a dance show about refugees
Choreographer Kate Prince’s latest production is a departure from ZooNation’s usual feel-good shows. But Message in a Bottle is inspired by the incredible true stories

Lyndsey Winship

01, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Message in a wine bottle: how Sting got stung when he bought a vineyard
The singer and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought an Italian wine-producing estate after being given a glass of plonk by the owner. There was just one problem...

18, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Coups, lies, dirty tricks: The Police's Stewart Copeland on his CIA agent father
The drummer was brought up in the Middle East – not realising that his father Miles was a spy sent to destabilise the region. But, he says, it was Miles’s claim that the Police were a psy-ops outfit that upset Sting

Dorian Lynskey

05, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'I should have grown out of this': how pop fandom shaped us
As Pete Paphides publishes a memoir of his life in pop, our writers reflect on the childhood musical loves that made them

Pete Paphides, Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Laura Snapes, Hannah J Davies and Michael Hann

05, Mar, 2020 @8:54 AM

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Message in a Bottle review – Sting soundtracks a blistering hip-hop tale of refugees
A compelling cast pour their hearts into Kate Prince’s jukebox tale of civil war, trafficking and three siblings separated as refugees

Lyndsey Winship

20, Feb, 2020 @1:37 PM

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Can Little Britain stagger out of the gutter this time? We can only hope | Barbara Ellen
The bad boys of repulsive comedy want to clean up their act – 12 years too late

Barbara Ellen

25, Jan, 2020 @4:45 PM

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Stewart Copeland: conflicts over music caused rifts with Sting
When we don’t play music together we get on famously, Police drummer reveals

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Jan, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Sting & Shaggy review – pop-reggae odd couple are far from boombastic
Touring their Grammy-winning album, Sting is in decent voice, but Shaggy adds little of substance

Stevie Chick

20, May, 2019 @10:45 AM

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Trudie Styler: ‘When I feel things strongly I have to act on them'
The actor, 65, on the road accident that scarred her, following her dreams – and being with Sting for 37 years

Nick McGrath

07, Apr, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Sting and Police classics to feature in hip-hop dance show
Kate Prince’s ZooNation commissioned to create ‘uplifting story’ called Message in a Bottle

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

29, Jan, 2019 @2:02 PM

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2018: the year in pop culture
Featuring Cardi B, Sting and Shaggy, Sharp Objects, Teddy from Atlanta, bad sex, Hereditary, Black Panther’s influence, and... dogs

Issy Sampson, Steve Rose, Fiona Sturges, Ellen E Jones, Michael Cragg, Gavin Haynes and Rebecca Nicholson

22, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The five stages of a rock reunion - from Shiiine On to supporting Hard-Fi
The band are back together! But what happens next? Whether it’s the Streets, the Libertines or the Sex Pistols, there are predictable chapters to the comeback

Gavin Newsham

06, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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