Events celebrate lasting impact of 18th century culture on Western society

The lasting influence of Georgian culture on our modern society is to be celebrated through a series of events hosted by Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University.

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Watchet Live Festival – The Selecter announced as Friday night headliners for West Somerset fest

The West Somerset Watchet Live Festival has announced The Selecter as Friday night headliners for this year’’s festival. They join a three-day line up which includes The Boomtown Rats, Big Country, Blow Monkeys, Dr & The Medics, John Otway and many more.

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The birth of the modern selfie? Early Renaissance research reveals inspiration and lasting influence of images-within-images

The 750-year-old artistic practice which may in part have inspired the modern selfie has been laid bare in research by a Plymouth University academic.

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Go People take restoration production to venues throughout London – including The Ivy

Restoration theatre was a revolution in itself, staged anywhere that was available – from disused tennis courts to ancestral family homes. In light of this, forward thinking theatre company Go People are bringing John Vanbrugh’s The Provoked Wife to intimate venues across London; and see they have an amazing opportunity to explore a revival of this idea, making new and unusual spaces our playground in the delivery of a brilliantly alternative theatrical experience.

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Should more theatres adopt the pay-what-you-want approach?

The state of theatre in the UK is quite varied depending on where you look. The capital’s West End has been doing pretty well in terms of attendance over the last decade, but London’s smaller theatres and others around the country aren’t.

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