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Paradise Found: Love International 2018

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Love International blessed the beautiful, sun-kissed garden town of Tisno for it’s 3rd helping of hedonistic antics at the end of June, and the team have solidly improved on an already stellar reputation with a festival that leaves little to be desired. After going for just the weekend portion of … Read More

Brining Brings the Rays Once Again – the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Sunshine on Leith

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Having also directed the original production of Sunshine on Leith whilst at Dundee Rep, I suppose West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining had a slight head start as he began work on this new staging of the much-loved jukebox musical. It thus seemed a relatively safe choice to maintain … Read More

360RAW: An Unmissable Night of Emerging Yorkshire Talent

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Following the last two highly successful sold-out nights of #360RAW, it’s no surprise that the next one – on the 13th of July – is set to sell out.  Taking place at The Lending Room, the night will host to some of the region’s most exciting new acts: LATE NIGHT … Read More

Bluedot Festival 2018: A Weekend of Discovery and Inspiration

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Bluedot is not your typical music festival. Taking place at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bluedot festival presents a quality line-up of music along side science talks, ranging from sustainability and climate change to space exploration, panel discussions, and immersive theatre. All of this is set against the backdrop of the iconic … Read More

A forward thinking team to match a forward-thinking collection: are museums developing their internal power structures fast enough?

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Looking at many museums in the world today, it is easy to see how the structure of their collections has become far more diversified. Over time, exhibitions of gallery collections in larger art institutions have started to become more inclusive. They have started to erase older presentations of history by … Read More

Giant blue penis erected as a mural: should art be censored?

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The question of whether or not it is ethical to censor art is one that has been asked for centuries and one that will continue to be asked into the unknown future. Changing social expectations mean that what we find offensive is an ever-changing concept. That people push the limits … Read More

Inner City Electronic – Review

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No one could have quite prepared the city of Leeds for what lay ahead on the 2nd of June. In the midst of endless hours spent in the library, Inner City Electronic proved to be the perfect remedy for students after exam season, striking the city with a pulse of … Read More

In the Middle with Fakear

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The 13th of April marked the release of ‘All Glows’, a date that was long overdue for the electronic producer Theo le Vigeroux, known to many as Fakear. The sixteen track album release paints Theo in an entirely different light musically and spiritually. The album flirts with several moods, cascading … Read More

Melt Festival: The Acts You Don’t Want To Miss

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Melt Festival in Germany has been going since 1997, and this year once again it continues to attract a good mix of internationally-acclaimed acts and exciting up-and-coming artists. These are some of the acts you can’t afford to miss. Friday Superorganism Fresh off of the release of their self-titled album … Read More

Father John Misty develops his musical persona in ‘God’s Favorite Customer’

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Father John Misty’s fourth LP, God’s Favorite Customer, lives up to the hype created by the success of his previous album. Pure Comedy was released only last year and was regarded as one of the best albums of 2017. Misty’s new album, released June 1st, proves he is a prolific … Read More