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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, reviewed by Francesca Baker

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Back in 1948 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger took Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale about a pair of red ballet shoes which force their wearer to dance until she dies, and turned it into a technicolour parable on the all-consuming nature of art. Last year, it was remade into another masterpiece by New Adventures artistic director Sir Matthew Bourne.

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Push The Boat Out: Try sailing this May in Kent

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Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, sailing clubs and centres across Kent are inviting you and your family to come and try sailing or windsurfing between May 13 and 21. Whether you’re completely new…

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Let’s go to… Crampton Tower, by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Museums
Crampton Tower

Thomas Russell Crampton was your average Victorian engineer. You know the type, phwoarsome sideburns, knocks off a few railway engine models and gauge systems, builds the odd bridge, tinkers a bit with pioneering submarine telegraph cables to France. Decides bigger is better, and invents boring machines to take carriages to France under La Manche. Hangs…

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Gig Review: Kai Hoffman at the 144 Club, by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Jazz / Music
Kai Hoffman

I love jazz. A hep cat singing scat, a low-slung trumpet slurring over a double bass beat. It unhinges structure. It loosens up the hips and the mind. And it’s pretty hard to find in Medway at the moment outside of a Sunday afternoon in The Eagle. Which was why I was intrigued to be…

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