Solomon Smith: "People like it here because they don't have to pray and they get a proper meal"
"It's energetic stuff – the cellist takes a big breath after a particularly demanding section, a few horsehairs on her bow severed"
"Das Rheingold is two and a half hours long – yet the staging's poetic symbolism is more than enough to engage"
Win tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival, Fairport's Cropredy Convention and The Playground Festival
"Savages' Jehnny Beth is a force of nature, with a soaring, yelping voice that would silence a jungle"
"It’s a giddy ride, buoyed by the quality of the songs - although the girls' star quality threatens to diminish the political story"
"Laetitia Sadier dedicates her third song to a friend who died, and enigmatically suggests that, 'We choose when we go'"
"Australian Voices are gaining a reputation for their fearless willingness to experiment"
"In The Raven Quartet's irreverent set, Motorhead’s Ace Of Spades sits alongside a mash-up of Vivaldi’s Winter and Summer"
"The Rain Room's droplets stop falling wherever you are. Some kind of fantasy? The dream is true!"
The Big Issue is in search of the nation’s obscure cultural treasures - please tell us yours. This week: The Ten Bells
'Nose-to-tail eating' advocate Fergus Henderson talks tasty offal treats - and gives a recipe for salted pig's liver
Renowned chef Fergus Henderson shows The Big Issue how to eat a whole pig - see the 'offal' pictures here!
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