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GUEST BLOG: Leigh Johnstone – All in the Mind Festival Director

When I was at secondary school, in Year 9, I took part in my first school play. It was Grease and I was playing Doody one of the T-birds. Apart from falling off the stage during the finale We go together I absolutely loved it and that experience really stuck with me. I then ‘got the drama bug’ and took part ...

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Latitude 2019 – Friday Round-Up 

In contrast to the heatwave experienced here in 2018, this year’s festival has more typical British summer temperatures, with a glorious gentle breeze; how very civilised.  The Latitude line up is as strong as ever, with all manner of talks, theatre, comedy, music and dance awaiting the keen festival explorer looking to venture from one’s palatial canvas abode to the ...

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FEATURE: ‘Broadway Baby’ – The extraordinary career of Bernadette Peters

Born Bernadette Lazzara in February 1948, New Yorker Bernadette Peters has become a byword for Broadway glamour. Starting her career at just 3 years old, Peters secured her Actors Equity Card aged 9.  Changing her surname from Lazzara to Peters to avoid typecasting, Bernadette appeared as one of the Hollywood Blondes in a national tour of Gypsy in 1961. In ...

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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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BLOG: Into the music: Nashville

The popularity of all things Country has a tendency to peak and trough through the decades. The current resurgence with the likes of Country to Country and Nashville Live going from strength to strength could arguably be attributed to the success of a certain, long-running, television series; with this in mind, Helen Tope takes a look back over the seasons ...

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