Canterbury Cathedral Bach: Mass in B Minor

Bathed in yellow light on a misty evening in October, the stunning architecture of Canterbury Cathedral holds something of a magical gravitas. Centuries of culture and learning centre on this small city in Kent, and this year’s Canterbury Festival has once again been a celebration of the quality and variety of talent in the area.Continue reading “Canterbury Cathedral Bach: Mass in B Minor”

Canterbury Festival 2015

Chaucer was a fan, David Copperfield loved its beautiful ‘hot light’ and Virginia Woolf believed there to be ‘no lovelier place.’ The country’s most eminent Archbishop lives here and the Romans resided here long before them. There’s an avant garde jazz style named after the city, and Christopher Marlowe drew huge inspiration from his birth place. ThrowContinue reading “Canterbury Festival 2015”

Green Man Courtyard Festival comes to London

There was once a time when King’s Cross was best known for sex, smack and smog, but those days have passed and an injection of funding and a wealth of open minds has seen it morph into a haven of culture and community. So it doesn’t feel out of place that the fresh air, twinklingContinue reading “Green Man Courtyard Festival comes to London”

Visions 2015

Three years in, and Visions Festival shows no sign of losing its enthusiasm and power at the same time as it marks itself as a reliably brilliant stalwart in the London festival scene. The maudlin lilt of Camera Obscura, frantic fuzz courtesy of Merchandise, angry punk by Fat White Family and Son Lux‘s digital blissContinue reading “Visions 2015”

Five of the best at Blissfields

The first weekend in July sees Blissfields kick off. Taking place at Vicarage Farm in Hampshire, it’s a festival that has grown over the years from a few people with tents and guitars, to a warm and vibrant celebration of music and art. Here are five of the best acts showing up this year, itsContinue reading “Five of the best at Blissfields”