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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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OXFAM is asking people to love Syria

OXFAM is asking people to love Syria

Imagine for a second how it would be if you had to leave the only life you knew in order to protect the health of your family and your own life. For thousands of Syrians that are looking help from the world that is the reality.

Oxfam is launching a ‘Love Syria’ campaign on the first night of the Isle

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Tickets now on sale for the ever popular St Ives Festival

Tickets now on sale for the ever popular St Ives Festival

The tickets have gone on sale for this years St Ives September Festival, sponsored in 2013 by Cornish Gems. Already confirmed for this event that gets more and more popular every year are comedy and theatre acts as well as top class music.

The festival will be running from the 14th-28th September and has been going

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Ramsbottom Music Festival welcomes Sinéad O’connor & Richard Hawley

Great music, fabulous food and drink and a stunning location mean that it will definitely be a weekend to remember.

SINÉAD O’CONNOR & RICHARD HAWLEY HEADLINE LANCASHIRE’S
RAMMY FESTIVAL
Friday 13th –Sunday 15th September 2013
Tickets on sale from 10am Thursday 23rd May 2013
Ramsbottom Festival

Richard Hawley, Sinead O’Connor, and the Futureheads are the headlining acts on their respective days of the three day Ramsbottom Festival that is scheduled to take

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The Vamps and James Bourne to support McFly at the Whitehaven Festival

McFly have been announced as the headline act for the opening concert at this year’s Whitehaven Festival on Friday the 21st June and it is already nearly sold out. The Vamps, an indie pop band recently signed by EMI Records will be supporting as will the most recent announcement; ex Busted star James Bourne.

As well as becoming a music extravaganza, visitors to the festival, located around

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Line up announced for the 2013 Maryport Harbour Festival

Line up announced for the 2013 Maryport Harbour Festival

There aren’t much you can get for £25 these days, but at the 2103 Maryport Harbour Festival you can get three day of fun and fantastic music.

This makes the festivals one of the best times you can have for the least money this summer; maryportharbourfestival.com. After receiving applications from across the globe, the Solway Trust Ltd have

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Latest performance of Les Troyens is spectacular

What a difference a change of format and different venue can make. The new performance of Les Troyens by The Royal Opera’s Proms was electrifying. It is now freed from the orchestra pit and from the lackluster production by David McVicar and rivals Colin Davis’s monumental LSO concert performance in 2003 for sheer excitement, that’s probably the highest praise you can give.

Much of the playing had

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A look back over the youth Proms

The youth Proms came in thick and fast, with joyous and massively exuberant events from orchestras such as the National Youth Orchestra. The tone was set by the opening, a fantasy by Edgar Varése which is teased out of one single note, that of ‘A’.

The piece, entitled Tuning Up, involves shouts of ‘sit down’ by the conductor Vasily Petrenko to the brass section. This piece, which

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Dublin has a festival to suit everyone

If all you can think of is St Patrick’s day when you hear the words festival and Dublin, then you are in for a big surprise as the small capital with the big personality has loads to offer in the way of flamboyant and top class events. Dublin is fast becoming a world stage for film makers, street performers, artists and talented musicians, as well as

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Young composers invited to enter contest for the Ludlow English Song Weekend

Young British composers are being invited to take part in a contest that will see their music performed at the Ludlow English Song Weekend, one of the major song weekends to be held in England. The event takes place between the 30th May-2nd June 2013, and the lucky winners also get the chance to work with Julian Philips, one of the UK’s top composers.

Apart from seeing

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