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International Festival Portraits | Zinnie Harris

Award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris talks about writing and forming stories, the importance of challenging something within the soul, and why that has always been a part of being human.

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International Festival Portraits | Martin Creed

Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed reflects on his job as an artist, trying to be true and making other people’s lives better.

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Weekly playlist #07

Dive into PJ Harvey's catalogue ahead of her two International Festival concerts.

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Get to know Bryn Terfel

Get to know Bryn Terfel ahead of his two appearances at the 2017 International Festival.

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Weekly playlist #06

In the week marking the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth, our playlist features a selection of his works.

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International Festival launches cultural leaders Mentor Programme

In celebration of the International Festival’s 70th anniversary, we are delighted to launch a new professional development initiative for emerging cultural leaders.

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The 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's birth

Our 2017’s music programme features Monteverdi’s three surviving operas, the ‘other’ Vespers and a modern-day premiere of his rediscovered work.

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Weekly playlist #05

Discover the 2017 International Festival opera programme in our new weekly playlist.

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International Dance Day 2017

Celebrate with us and get to know the fantastic dance companies performing at the 2017 International Festival.

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Weekly playlist #04

Listen to music by Steve Reich and Max Richter featured in contemporary dance performances at the 2017 International Festival.

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Weekly playlist #03

Listen to the new playlist and get to know some of the artists performing at the 2017 International Festival, including Mitsuko Uchida.

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Get to know Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Clementine, a voice that silences a room with love and melancholy, hope and regret.

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