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Latitude: Sally Butcher, Persepolis – Theatre of Food

Reviewer: Robin Winters Last year's Latitude was criticised a little for reducing the amount of theatre/spoken word performance spaces that were on offer with The Speakeasy combining the Poetry and Literature tents and the removal of The Little House, so it is good to see some new areas having popped up around the site. One of these new additions is ...

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Latitude Festival: Patrick Barkham | Islander – The Speakeasy

Reviewer: Simon Topping Patrick Barkham has a lot of ground to cover in such a short time. In his new book Islander, Barkham has visited an astonishing amount of the British archipelago in his search for the quirks, joys and challenges of small island living. Inspired by the D H Lawrence story The Man Who Loved Islands, where a man ...

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Latitude Festival: Speakeasy Round-Up

With Latitude being so diverse in terms of offerings, it's always a challenge to a) get around everything you want to see and b) get enough of a stint at any given stage to feel you've really made the most of it. Despite this, occasionally deciding to spend some time in one place can be a wise choice and you ...

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Latitude Festival: QI  Live – Comedy Stage

Reviewer: Simon Topping  For the first time ever the mainstay and great love of British television, QI, comes to the stage. A rough and ready mix of Latitude festival guests, including Rachel Parris, Lou Sanders and Marcus Brigstocke join the panel, alongside stalwart Alan Davies and fabulous chairperson, Sandy Toksvig.  Highly anticipated by a bulging comedy tent and bounding onto ...

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Latitude Live: BBC Radio 4, The Kitchen Cabinet

Latitude Festival isn't the most obvious place for a live radio broadcast with rowdy campers and distant drum beats threatening to ruin a piece; but BBC Radio 4 decided to brave the potential elements once again and take some lucky festival-goers to a secret studio for a recording of their foodie panel show, The Kitchen Cabinet. Presented by Jay Rayner, ...

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Sir Michael Parkinson: Our Kind of Music – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Few talk show hosts can boast the popularity or respect of Sir Michael Parkinson. Since 1963, Parkinson (or "Parky" as he is better known) has become a firm fixture on British TV screens, most notably for his television talk show, Parkinson which ran from 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007. Following the success of his last UK ...

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Andy Kirkpatrick – Psychovertical – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Andy Kirkpatrick Reviewer: Sam Lowe Walking into the foyer, this event has attracted quite a following, perhaps many of them are climbers and walkers. There were people at the theatre who might not usually go to the theatre. So, this is a positive start to the evening. Speakers from the Edge present speaker, Andy Kirkpatrick, a British mountaineer, author, and ...

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