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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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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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Former Buzzcocks drummer strikes a beat for Scottish isle art exhibition

Former Buzzcocks drummer strikes a beat for Scottish isle art exhibition

A great opportunity has arisen to let us observe an aspect of the social history of Scotland that is so far unrecorded.

A’ Fàgail na Dachaigh:  or Leaving Home is a new exhibition of works by renowned photographerJohn Maher, a founding member of the Buzzcocks punk band and Ian Paterson, who is a practising vet

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Video director brings a softer touch to Saint Laurent ad campaign

Hedi Slimane has made his first debut for fashion house Saint Laurent as the director of a campaign film that is much softer around the edges than what the company is traditionally known for. Director Slimane chose to create a video titled Dance to help promote a new ballerina range of shoes that the fashion company is launching this November.

In order to help make the video

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Exclusive Rolling Stones prints curated by Audio Lounge

Exclusive Rolling Stones prints curated by Audio Lounge

The David Redfern Collection, which includes limited editions of rock legends, Rolling Stones, is to be released to celebrate the return of the group to the stage.

To celebrate The Rolling Stones’ return to the stage, the collection of works by renowned photographer David Redfern includes limited edition prints of the rock legends. A stunning Mick Jagger light

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Arts cuts not as bad as first thought

George Osborne’s recent announcement that budgetary cuts meant for the arts sector won’t exceed 5% has brought solace to the art leaders. So relieved are the art leaders and museum managers that they welcomed the move which in itself is quite unusual. The general mood of exuberance can be gauged in the words of Mark Skipper, the chief executive of Northern Ballet that is based in

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How Scots have been defined in the arts over the years

It was Sir Walter Scott who pioneered the formation of Scots as a culturally independent race of people distinctly different from those in England. He did succeed to a large extent, with the immediate picture of tartan-wearing people following traditions that started from the 16th century coming to mind when contemplating the Scottish people. This combination of dress and customs has become symbolic of the people

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BA aims to host the highest 80’s gig in the sky for Red Nose Day

Friday the 15th March is Red Nose Day, and to celebrate the event BA are taking a very large step back on Sunday the 10th with their ‘Highest 80’s gig in the sky’. This concert will feature top performers from the 1980’s including Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet, Kim Wilde, Go West and Bananarama.

This exclusive flight will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for

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Latest Nokia Lumia handsets come with Orchestral ringtones

The newest Nokia Lumia models will ship with 25 five original, classical ringtones that have been composed by the Nokia Sound Team and recorded by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra. Nokia’s sudden decision to choose classical ringtones for their newest smartphone models was inspired by a recent study which shows that classical ringtones are very popular at the moment.

Nokia’s in-house sound designers were the once responsible for

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