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Latitude: Rag N’ Bone Man – Obelisk Arena

Reviewer: Simon Topping Rag “N” Bone Man, AKA Rory Rory Graham, has come a long way in a short time. His meteoric rise has come since the release of his debut solo album Human in the February of 2017. In under eighteen months his debut album has sold over three quarters of a million copies, he has won two Brit ...

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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: Jonathan Pie – Comedy Stage

Creator: Tom Walker Reviewer: Simon Topping Bursting onto stage red-faced and raging from the start, Jonathan Pie barely takes a breath as he launches into his first tirade of a short 40-minute set. The creation of Tom Walker, Pie, a fictitious news reporter of no fixed channel, has become a YouTube sensation in the past year or two, gaining millions ...

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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 Festival: Sadler’s Wells – Double-bill dance on The Waterfront 

Reviewer: Robin Winters Arriving on stage and beginning to dance unannounced, Humanhood immediately both throw us completely and draw us straight into their mesmerising 15-minutes of contemporary infusions. The first of a dance double bill and part of Sadler’s Wells’ weekend offerings, Humanhood sees a pair of dancers intertwine in a short yet faced paced, perfectly controlled display of utter brilliance; seeming to never take their ...

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