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Monday, 20 August 2012

Culture in the Provinces (UK)

Casn't complain about the lack of culture down yere in Darzet:

Two nights of fantastic "live" opera from Glyndebourne: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and a Ravel Double Bill (L'heure espagnole, and L'enfant et les sortileges). Brilliant.

And between the two, a wonderful and witty evening of Roger McGough reading from his new collection, to launch the Thomas Hardy Festival and Conference. We talked of Prague: I was pleased to find out that he'd read my blog posting in advance of the event, and even printed it out.

Hot on the hills of Lazy Lester from Louisiana...

That's cultural democracy.

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