La Perle

Executive Producer Craig Hartenstine explains why La Perle just might be the most amazing show you’ll ever see

Manchester International Festival

At the Manchester international festival everything is original, from legendary brit band New Order as you’ve never seen them, to...

Art Basel

The art world descends on Basel this month for four days of the world’s greatest artists, the biggest art collectors...

Pinheiros, São paulo, Brazil

Sandwiched between the elite district of Jardim Paulista and achingly hip Vila Madalena, multicultural, bohemian and slightly grungy Pinheiros is finally stepping out of the shadow of its more established hilly neighbours. This formerly working class area has its own street art shrines, townhouses repurposed for galleries, shaded cacti courtyards and even co-working spaces that double as launderettes serving cocktails. Rua dos Pinheiros – one of the city’s prime gastronomic destinations – is strewn with restaurants and bars that give nightlife-rich Vila Madalena a run for its money. Paradoxically Pinheiros (which translates as pines) is...

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Jumping The Shark

It took just two musical notes in John Williams’ famous Jaws score to do it. An alternating E and F that created a fear of sharks in 1975 that exists to this day. But by tracking their movements and learning more about them, perhaps our perceptions can change

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Palazzo Versace

There’s a mosaic on the lobby floor of Dubai’s Palazzo Versace hotel. It’s made up of 1.5 million tiles and depicts the classical Medusa head. Above it hangs a 3,000kg Bohemia crystal chandelier imported from the Czech Republic. And that’s all before you’ve even checked-in. From the lobby to high-ceilinged rooms, the three outdoor pools to a spa covering 1,000 square metres, large spaces are elegantly styled here, neatly avoiding the gaudy pitfalls that some of the city’s more opulent hotels seem to slip into. There are eight restaurants to choose from but head to the signature Italian...

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