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Czech puppets vie for UNESCO nod

Puppetry has a very long history across the Czech Republic and can be traced deep into the Middle Ages.

Puppetry has a very long history across the Czech Republic and can be traced deep into the Middle Ages.

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'Bat Out of Hell' musical previews in London

‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical’ has previewed at London’s Coliseum ahead of its launch next summer.

‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical’ has previewed at London’s Coliseum ahead of its launch next summer.

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Theatre as an act of resistance

‘While I was waiting’ by acclaimed Syrian playwright Mohammad Al Attar and director Omar Abusaada tells the story of a young man who ends up in a coma in hospital after being beaten up at a checkpoint

‘While I was waiting’ by acclaimed Syrian playwright Mohammad Al Attar and director Omar Abusaada tells the story of a young man who ends up in a coma in hospital after being beaten up at a checkpoint

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Budapest circus revives Paris cabaret

‘Paris de Nuit’ by the Budapest-based Recirquel Contemporary Circus Company takes audiences into the cafes, brothels and dark streets of 1930’s Paris.

‘Paris de Nuit’ by the Budapest-based Recirquel Contemporary Circus Company takes audiences into the cafes, brothels and dark streets of 1930’s Paris.

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Spanish actress Nuria Espert wins Asturias Award for the Arts

The first of the annual Princess of Asturias Awards has been won by the Spanish actress, theatre director and stage designer Nuria Espert. The

The first of the annual Princess of Asturias Awards has been won by the Spanish actress, theatre director and stage designer Nuria Espert. The

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Cirque du Soleil makes Broadway debut

Canadian theatrical company Cirque du Soleil is making its Broadway debut with a new show called ‘Paramour’. Set in the golden age of Hollywood, it

Canadian theatrical company Cirque du Soleil is making its Broadway debut with a new show called ‘Paramour’. Set in the golden age of Hollywood, it

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Political inspiration

Artist Filippo Minelli set off colourful smoke bombs in the courtyard of London’s Somerset House on Wednesday (March 2) as part of a new exhibition

Artist Filippo Minelli set off colourful smoke bombs in the courtyard of London’s Somerset House on Wednesday (March 2) as part of a new exhibition

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Actor in coma after hanging scene goes horribly wrong

An actor is in a coma after hanging scene went wrong on stage in Italy, report the ANSA news agency. Raphael Schumacher was rushed to hospital after

An actor is in a coma after hanging scene went wrong on stage in Italy, report the ANSA news agency. Raphael Schumacher was rushed to hospital after

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Mini World Lyon

Imagine a small and perfectly formed world where very little people go about their daily lives. That was one of the sparks which ignited Mini World

Imagine a small and perfectly formed world where very little people go about their daily lives. That was one of the sparks which ignited Mini World

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'Madame Bovary' and the danger inherent in art

“Madame Bovary” is considered a masterpiece and a seminal work of realism and as such one of the most influential works of fiction ever written

“Madame Bovary” is considered a masterpiece and a seminal work of realism and as such one of the most influential works of fiction ever written

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'Hip-Hop Nutcracker' Tchaikovsky meets urban street dance

New York City is no stranger to the unusual and innovative and ‘The ‘Hip-Hop Nutcraker,’ is both. Win tickets to ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’ with

New York City is no stranger to the unusual and innovative and ‘The ‘Hip-Hop Nutcraker,’ is both. Win tickets to ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’ with

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Christmas comes early with Elf The Musical

Based on the popular 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, ‘Elf the Musical’ is the tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag

Based on the popular 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, ‘Elf the Musical’ is the tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag

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WOMEX mixes cultures and styles

All sorts of music styles were on display at the World Music Expo (WOMEX) in Budapest, Hungary. Among them was Canadian band Kleztory with their rich

All sorts of music styles were on display at the World Music Expo (WOMEX) in Budapest, Hungary. Among them was Canadian band Kleztory with their rich

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150 years on, Alice in Wonderland inspires body art

One hundred and fifty years on, Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland continues to inspire. This time it’s at the Olympia Beauty trade show in London

One hundred and fifty years on, Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland continues to inspire. This time it’s at the Olympia Beauty trade show in London

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Clowning around in eastern Hungary

The Winged Dragon Festival attracts street performers from around the world to the town of Nyírbátor, captivating young and old.

The Winged Dragon Festival attracts street performers from around the world to the town of Nyírbátor, captivating young and old.

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The Two Worlds Festival: Affordable art in Spoleto

The 58th edition of the Two Worlds Festival has got underway in Spoleto. Many people consider this event to be one of the cultural highlights of the

The 58th edition of the Two Worlds Festival has got underway in Spoleto. Many people consider this event to be one of the cultural highlights of the

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Embedded in Star Wars: immersive cinema hits London

It’s the latest in immersive entertainment – Secret Cinema in London is bringing to life one of the most popular film franchises of all time in a

It’s the latest in immersive entertainment – Secret Cinema in London is bringing to life one of the most popular film franchises of all time in a

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West End musical aims to challenge Bollywood clichés

It’s a mesmerising show of dance and music. Offering a mixture of traditional and modern Indian dance, ‘Beyond Bollywood’ has opened in London’s West

It’s a mesmerising show of dance and music. Offering a mixture of traditional and modern Indian dance, ‘Beyond Bollywood’ has opened in London’s West

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The performing arts in Europe: How can I pursue my passion?

Do you dream of being a dancer, a singer or an actor? Do you want to pursue your passion but don’t know how to get your project or career

Do you dream of being a dancer, a singer or an actor? Do you want to pursue your passion but don’t know how to get your project or career

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Chinese man spends 72 hours performing and sleeping on a tightrope

A Chinese man has diced with death by spending 72 hours on a steel wire 50 metres above the ground performing stunts, walking backwards and hanging

A Chinese man has diced with death by spending 72 hours on a steel wire 50 metres above the ground performing stunts, walking backwards and hanging

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Daredevil Breitling Wingwalkers perform in Dubai

The residents of Dubai’s Marina, JBR and the Palm area, were treated to a spectacular performance by the Breitling Wingwalkers in the skies over the

The residents of Dubai’s Marina, JBR and the Palm area, were treated to a spectacular performance by the Breitling Wingwalkers in the skies over the

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Edgar Degas' Little Dancer inspires musical in Washington

Edgar Degas’ 'Little Dancer Aged Fourteen' caused a stir when she was first exhibited in 1881. Many critics were not sure what to make of the

Edgar Degas’ 'Little Dancer Aged Fourteen' caused a stir when she was first exhibited in 1881. Many critics were not sure what to make of the

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Revamped Cats returns to London West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical ‘Cats’ is returning to London’s West End in a revamped version with a hip-hop flavour. Opening in London in

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical ‘Cats’ is returning to London’s West End in a revamped version with a hip-hop flavour. Opening in London in