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Greek island of Lesbos holds spectacular and inclusive classical concert for asylum seekers
People sit watching classical musicians on an outdoor stage
Asylum seekers

Greek island of Lesbos holds spectacular and inclusive classical concert for asylum seekers

The Greek island of Lesbos was almost overwhelmed in 2015 by the influx of asylum seekers fleeing conflict. Many still live there in camps, and they were special guests at a music festival in August
Robin Ince: 'Performing at three festivals in three days is a fitting end to Fringe month'
Robin Ince on a wooden stage
Robin Ince

Robin Ince: 'Performing at three festivals in three days is a fitting end to Fringe month'

Lost Map: How to build a DIY label on love, woolly hats and sheep dung
Lost Map label boss Johnny Lynch performing as part of new collective Weird Wave at the Eigg Community Hall during Howlin’ Fling 2023
Lost Map

Lost Map: How to build a DIY label on love, woolly hats and sheep dung

'Everybody deserves shelter': Chat Pile mount heavy challenge to homelessness crisis
Interview

'Everybody deserves shelter': Chat Pile mount heavy challenge to homelessness crisis

‘Pavement is as viable today as we were in the mid-90s’
interview

‘Pavement is as viable today as we were in the mid-90s’

The essential guide to the UK's best book festivals 2023
Book festivals map
Book festivals 2023

The essential guide to the UK's best book festivals 2023

How book festivals can fix their diversity problem
Syima Aslam
Books

How book festivals can fix their diversity problem

Primavera Sound tells MPs how UK festivals can fight misogyny and sexual harassment
Festivals

Primavera Sound tells MPs how UK festivals can fight misogyny and sexual harassment

Why festival ticket prices don’t have to go up every year
Festival Guide 2023

Why festival ticket prices don’t have to go up every year

A utopian vision for sustainable festivals
Howling Fling - sustainable festival
Festival Guide 2023

A utopian vision for sustainable festivals

Best UK music festivals 2023: The essential month-by-month guide
Best UK festivals 2023
Festivals Guide 2023

Best UK music festivals 2023: The essential month-by-month guide

The best UK festivals to boost your wellness and wellbeing
One of our picks for the best wellness festivals - Timber Festival
Festivals Guide 2023

The best UK festivals to boost your wellness and wellbeing

The best UK music festivals for families 2023
Bluedot proves it's one of the best festivals for families with Jedi training. Photo: George Harrison / Bluedot
Festival Guide 2023

The best UK music festivals for families 2023

Best UK city festivals for amazing music AND a real bed
Camilla George - among the acts at Glasgow Jazz Festival, one of the best city festivals in the UK
Festivals Guide 2023

Best UK city festivals for amazing music AND a real bed

The best UK music festivals for under £100
Cheap festival - Hidden Door
Festivals Guide 2023

The best UK music festivals for under £100

Find your next favourite band at the best new music festivals 2023
Pink Pirate is just one artist you could discover at the best new music festivals
Festivals Guide 2023

Find your next favourite band at the best new music festivals 2023

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Soweto Kinch, Say She She: Jazz to see us through dark days
Ruichi Sakamoto
Music

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Soweto Kinch, Say She She: Jazz to see us through dark days

LFF eats the rich: 7 films tackling inequality at the London Film Festival 2022
Glass Onion, Matilda, Triangle of Sadness
London Film Festival

LFF eats the rich: 7 films tackling inequality at the London Film Festival 2022

Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – 'the maddest masterclass of sensory overload'
Glastonbury 2022
Music

Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – 'the maddest masterclass of sensory overload'

Top eco-friendly essentials for festival go-ers
Thousands of people and tents sptretch across the fields of Glastonbury festival
Glastonbury

Top eco-friendly essentials for festival go-ers

'Glastonbury is like Disneyland – when you're there, you don't really think of the outside world' 
Culture

'Glastonbury is like Disneyland – when you're there, you don't really think of the outside world' 

Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened
gig safety

Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis donates land for social housing
Glastonbury Festival
Housing

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis donates land for social housing

The best live acts to look forward to in 2022
Live Music

The best live acts to look forward to in 2022

The best under-the-radar films to see at this year's London Film Festival
Film

The best under-the-radar films to see at this year's London Film Festival