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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Festival No.6 announces chefs and food traders

Festival No.6 has brought together a selection of diverse and exciting gourmet popups, to be found in the Castell Park Arena. There’s Stakehaus serving up mouth-watering steak sandwiches and homemgade relishes, The Cheese Truck with grilled cheese sandwiches, a delicious taste of the Orient from Dorshi’s, wood-fired pizza from Fundi Pizza, Happy Maki’s freshly produced vegan sushi, Anna Mae’s gourmet mac…

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Broken Witt Rebels breaking records

It’s been quite a ride this year for Broken Witt Rebels – and now they have a new tour as support for King Kings announced. All tickets are priced £20.  Planet Rock will run a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from Wednesday 22nd June. Tickets will then go on sale from Friday June 24th from the 24 Hour…

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