Festivals

Notting Hill Carnival has made me into who I am today

August 29, 2020

The first time I attended Notting Hill Carnival was in 1975 – nine years after its inception.  As a young lad from Clarendon, Jamaica, being immersed in the culture that is so familiar to me was an invigorating experience – and it excites me even until this day. I was a teenager back then and […]

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‘It’s a Herculean effort’: UK theatre festivals adapt for summer of Covid

August 11, 2020

‘Dive in!” commanded the cover of Brighton fringe’s 2020 programme, listing more than 5,500 performances across 170 venues in May. But audiences couldn’t even dip into it. Amid the wave of cancellations caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the largest open-access arts festival in England was rescheduled for autumn. With dozens of other jamborees, including Edinburgh […]

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