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Founded in 2006, Latitude Festival coined the tagline ‘More than a music festival’ and it certainly is. Alongside major names on the music stages, Latitude offers a range of theatre, dance, poetry, comedy and literature over four days in the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk. Multi-coloured sheep and attendees from 8-80 make this one of the most diverse festivals on the circuit.

Latitude Festival 2017 – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Conductor: Ben Glassberg Reviewer: Nicole Evans Comedian and composer Vikki Stone's debut orchestral composition, Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, is a tricky act to sum up. Conceptually, it has the potential to be great, and at times it is, the problem lies with knowing it could be better but not quite being able to put a firm finger on what needs ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Public Service Broadcasting

Reviewer: Nicole Evans With the recent independent label release of their third full album, Every Valley, anticipation builds as to whether Public Service Broadcasting will just be out to promote it or if they will fulfil the inevitable hopes of them playing their old favourites too. Diving straight in to a self-titled classic, hopes remain high and we are not ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me

Devised by: Dickie Beau Director: Jan-Willem Van Den Bosch Reviewer: Kris Hallett Latitude Arts Programmer Tania Harrison has nailed her booking this year. Hot Brown Honey blew the cobwebs of a long drive away on Thursday night and my colleague awarded the full five stars to Voices of the Amazon. Well here is another one from voice sync artist extraordinaire ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – National Youth Dance Company: Tarantiseismic

Reviewer: Nicole Evans Having seen the superb array of talents National Youth Dance Company has had to offer a Latitude audience for the previous two years, expectations for their return are high. This year bringing Tarantiseismic, created by guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet, the 40-strong company take to the Waterfront stage en-masse, completely dressed in white, and prepare for the ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sh!t Theatre: DollyWould

Devised by: Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit Reviewer: Kris Hallett Sh!t Theatre love Dolly. So much so that they are prepared to lie on an Arts Council funding form to make a pilgrimage to Dollywood over in Florida. In Sh!t Theatre style a show comes out of the wandering. Just like a trip, what follows is a rambling, personal and ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Lubomyr Melnyk

Reviewer: Nicole Evans It's the last day at Latitude Festival and tents are already beginning to be packed away. With the tiredness of a busy weekend starting to set in, the prospect of anything particularly energetic to kick off the day is far from the minds of most. Tucked away in the woods at the Sunrise Arena, far away from ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Ida Barr

Reviewer: Nicole Evans While the majority of the Latitude world flocks to Saturday night headliners, Mumford and Sons, on the main stage, those few of us who aren't fans pile into the Cabaret tent to see the only other act on the line-up that sounds like it will be far enough away to drown out the guitar strums. Latitude and ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sisters Grimm: Voices of The Amazon

Director: Pietra Mello-Pittman Choreographer: Helen Pickett Musical Director: Rob Barron Reviewer: Nicole Evans Billed as a Brazillian-fused contemporary dance piece intertwined with ballet and capoeira, Sisters Grimm's Voices of the Amazon tells the tale of the love between two water-spirit sisters who live beneath the deep waters of the Amazon river. When one becomes ill, the other ventures above ground in search of ...

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