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Are you looking for an online celebration of the arts? Then Arts-Info is the place to be. This is an arts blog with a difference, as it mixes useful reference material with news and reviews from arts events across the country.

You could be interested in learning a new skill or looking for new opportunities, or you could be a keen member of the audience looking for

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Rock n Roll Memorabilia

Whether it’s a guitar once strummed by Jimi Hendrix, or a hankie that wiped the sweat from Elvis’ brow, Rock n Roll memorabilia has been a huge market for decades, and as long as there are stars and there are fans, it will continue to grow at a vast rate of knots. While few pieces of memorabilia are actually one of a kind, there are many

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Brendan Cole, Licence to Thrill Tour

Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill. No, the star of Strictly Come Dancing hasn’t made a play to be the next James Bond (although he definitely has the same dapper, bad boy reputation) but instead is taking his spectacular moves to the dance floor to a theatre near you.

 

The 37-year-old ballroom specialist has been a permanent fixture on our Saturday night TV screens for seven years now,

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A look at ballet dancer Lauren Cuthbertson

Any ballet enthusiast in the UK has probably seen Lauren Cuthbertson perform; at 24 she was the youngest principle dancer in the Royal Ballet. Lauren got an early start on her career and she hasn’t looked back, nor is she about to. Though she moves in some very elevated circles when it comes to ballet, at 29 years of age she is still a most down-to-earth

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Imitation may be flattering except when it’s classed as plagiarism

We all know that the most sincere form of flattery is imitation. Even a caricature – the exaggeration of a notable feature or the like, usually not meant to inspire admiration – is a sure indication that whoever is being caricatured is notable for much more than a weak chin or big ears. When someone writes a hit song, for instance, it’s inevitable that a lot

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UK top the EU chart for visiting ballet, opera and dance performances

A Study that was published by the European Commission, this week, indicates that the number of people living in UK who have been to an opera, ballet and dance performance in the last year is more than the populations of Italy or Germany. The study that was done across the EU found out that 18% of individuals had been to an opera, ballet and dance performance

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Russian ballet dancer cast in a role nobody wants; that of a convict

Pavel Dmitrichenko is currently at the centre stage of a trial, something that is quite contrary to the grand arenas he is used to. Pavel, the 29-year-old, slightly built soloist dancer dazzled many people as the Evil Genius in Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Ballet. However, Russia is now watching him as he sits in a 5ft by 8ft cage being the character in a story

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Arcade Fire Tease Fans with New Tour Dates

When one of the biggest Indie bands in the world announces a new tour, you would expect them to be doing around 20 dates in the biggest countries, playing some of the best venues and wowing crowds so much they have to put on extra dates to quench the thirst for tickets. However, Canadian band Arcade Fire has announced just five UK dates for their November

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Juno Temple lends her support to creative youth mentoring scheme

 

Juno Temple lends her support to creative youth mentoring scheme

Juno Temple, the young actress who was in the Dark Knight and given the BAFTA Rising Star award, is backing a youth mentoring project that aims to help a whole new generation to develop their creative craft skills.

Juno has given her full support to the scheme called YOUYOU Mentoring who recently developed a group of young,

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Despite losing major stars the Royal Ballet kicks off its autumn season

As the Royal Ballet kicks off its autumn 2013 season it finds itself in a very precarious situation given the fact that it lost stars Alina Cojocaru and Tamara Rojo to the English National Ballet. This alone might be enough to make its first debut of Don Quixote nerve wracking, but the fact that their productions are no longer seen as an even match to the

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It seems it was worth the wait to see The Sicilian Vespers on the London stage

It took over 150 years for Les Vepres Siciliennes, or The Sicilian Vespers, to make it to London and onto the Royal Opera stage, but this week it debuted and proved that it truly does consider its title as one of the best operas by Verdi. It also turned out to be a great production for ballerinas, soloists, and choruses alike.

The opera is quite long at

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