Early Birds for Bearded Theory 2017

It’s the big one – Bearded Theory 10th Anniversary Special THURSDAY 25TH – SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017 TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER AT 9AM FIRST 1500 TICKETS FOR SALE AT EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT PRICE The organisers of Bearded Theory have confirmed that their award-winning family-friendly Spring Gathering will return to celebrate its 10th anniversary between…

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Review: Festival Number 6 2016

The good, the bad and the muddy… On a positive note, Festival Number 6 yet again had its moments of music, magic  and discovery.  The location is Portmeirion, the beautiful and quirky Italian village in north Wales. And it was commendable to note just how many of the artists appearing on Festival No 6’s various stages were…

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Green Man 2016 review: indie and lots of weather

Forecasts were for gales, thunder and torrential rain. What we actually got were tantalising peeks of sun, and showers which floated down with clockwork regularity like a sprinkler system. If you’ve ever wanted a quiet word with the Met Office when they get things wrong, by fortunate coincidence there they were, at Einstein’s Garden, Green Man’s science /…

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Festivals for September: the hotlist

Reasons to be cheerful, music lovers – September is awash with festivals. Heavyweights are End of the Road, Festival No 6 and Bestival, but you’re spoilt for choice all month long. Why the increase in festivals? It may be partly due to gigs becoming more pricey, hence being able to see headliners plus a whole slew of upcoming artists in one go makes…

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Green Gathering festival on now

Green Gathering Festival is on now and through to Sunday. Based in Chepstow, close to Bristol, this family friendly sustainable event is only £95 and is situated in the grounds of beautiful Piercefield House. On the lineup are the fabulous folky 3 Daft Monkeys (pictured), plus Hebden Bridge’s own Tetchi, who I’ve seen at The Trades…

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World music and world food at Womad

In the third of my ‘festivals and food’ series, Gourmet Gigs this week takes a look at the gorgeous global food treats at Womad. The festival might be known primarily for world music, but it has steadily built a name for itself in the food arena too, and the Taste the World stage has proved popular over the…

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Moving Forward: photo exhibition by homeless young people

The private view of Moving Forward photography exhibition took place on Thursday 14th July at the glamorous offices of The Guardian in Kings Cross, on a rare sunny evening with sun flooding into the space. Moving Forward features beautiful photographs by a group of young students who have been taking creative workshops at Ravensbourne College, but what makes this exhibition all the more…

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