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Posts from October, 2008

Rennes showcases some of music”s finest

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The northern French town of Rennes comes alive with a selection of some of the best musicians from across the world this December as it plays host to the annual Les Transmusicales festival.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the festival, which makes it one of the longest-running in the country. One key venue is the aircraft hanger near Rennes airport, which presents some of the big name acts.

However, venues all over the city, from the largest to the most intimate, are used as the city is given over to the festivities.

While the eclectic range of styles and artists mirrors the current style of UK music festivals, Les Transmusicales doesn”t have any head-line acts, preferring instead to include a large range of artists on a more equal billing.

The event is also known as a fertile breeding ground for up-and-coming young artists, some of whom are able to play to large audiences alongside established stars.

Special Interest – Nightlife – From an extravagant meal to an eerie ghost walk – plenty of things to keep you entertained after the sun goes down.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18823119-ADNFCR

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Rennes showcases some of music”s finest

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The northern French town of Rennes comes alive with a selection of some of the best musicians from across the world this December as it plays host to the annual Les Transmusicales festival.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the festival, which makes it one of the longest-running in the country. One key venue is the aircraft hanger near Rennes airport, which presents some of the big name acts.

However, venues all over the city, from the largest to the most intimate, are used as the city is given over to the festivities.

While the eclectic range of styles and artists mirrors the current style of UK music festivals, Les Transmusicales doesn”t have any head-line acts, preferring instead to include a large range of artists on a more equal billing.

The event is also known as a fertile breeding ground for up-and-coming young artists, some of whom are able to play to large audiences alongside established stars.

Special Interest – Nightlife – From an extravagant meal to an eerie ghost walk – plenty of things to keep you entertained after the sun goes down.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18823119-ADNFCR

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Rennes showcases some of music”s finest

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The northern French town of Rennes comes alive with a selection of some of the best musicians from across the world this December as it plays host to the annual Les Transmusicales festival.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the festival, which makes it one of the longest-running in the country. One key venue is the aircraft hanger near Rennes airport, which presents some of the big name acts.

However, venues all over the city, from the largest to the most intimate, are used as the city is given over to the festivities.

While the eclectic range of styles and artists mirrors the current style of UK music festivals, Les Transmusicales doesn”t have any head-line acts, preferring instead to include a large range of artists on a more equal billing.

The event is also known as a fertile breeding ground for up-and-coming young artists, some of whom are able to play to large audiences alongside established stars.

Special Interest – Nightlife – From an extravagant meal to an eerie ghost walk – plenty of things to keep you entertained after the sun goes down.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18823119-ADNFCR

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Rennes showcases some of music”s finest

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The northern French town of Rennes comes alive with a selection of some of the best musicians from across the world this December as it plays host to the annual Les Transmusicales festival.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the festival, which makes it one of the longest-running in the country. One key venue is the aircraft hanger near Rennes airport, which presents some of the big name acts.

However, venues all over the city, from the largest to the most intimate, are used as the city is given over to the festivities.

While the eclectic range of styles and artists mirrors the current style of UK music festivals, Les Transmusicales doesn”t have any head-line acts, preferring instead to include a large range of artists on a more equal billing.

The event is also known as a fertile breeding ground for up-and-coming young artists, some of whom are able to play to large audiences alongside established stars.

Special Interest – Nightlife – From an extravagant meal to an eerie ghost walk – plenty of things to keep you entertained after the sun goes down.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18823119-ADNFCR

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Rennes showcases some of music”s finest

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The northern French town of Rennes comes alive with a selection of some of the best musicians from across the world this December as it plays host to the annual Les Transmusicales festival.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the festival, which makes it one of the longest-running in the country. One key venue is the aircraft hanger near Rennes airport, which presents some of the big name acts.

However, venues all over the city, from the largest to the most intimate, are used as the city is given over to the festivities.

While the eclectic range of styles and artists mirrors the current style of UK music festivals, Les Transmusicales doesn”t have any head-line acts, preferring instead to include a large range of artists on a more equal billing.

The event is also known as a fertile breeding ground for up-and-coming young artists, some of whom are able to play to large audiences alongside established stars.

Special Interest – Nightlife – From an extravagant meal to an eerie ghost walk – plenty of things to keep you entertained after the sun goes down.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18823119-ADNFCR

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Rennes showcases some of music”s finest

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The northern French town of Rennes comes alive with a selection of some of the best musicians from across the world this December as it plays host to the annual Les Transmusicales festival.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the festival, which makes it one of the longest-running in the country. One key venue is the aircraft hanger near Rennes airport, which presents some of the big name acts.

However, venues all over the city, from the largest to the most intimate, are used as the city is given over to the festivities.

While the eclectic range of styles and artists mirrors the current style of UK music festivals, Les Transmusicales doesn”t have any head-line acts, preferring instead to include a large range of artists on a more equal billing.

The event is also known as a fertile breeding ground for up-and-coming young artists, some of whom are able to play to large audiences alongside established stars.

Special Interest – Nightlife – From an extravagant meal to an eerie ghost walk – plenty of things to keep you entertained after the sun goes down.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18823119-ADNFCR

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Hometown bands showcased at Homebake

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A nation with a proud musical history, Australia will once again showcase its best domestic talent at this year”s Homebake festival in Sydney.

From December 6th, at the height of the Australian summer, The Domain will play host to this huge festival, which promised to be bigger than ever.

The four stages at this national institution – think of a one-day Glastonbury without the mud and with far more sunshine – sell out year after year and feature some of the best know Australian bands alongside up-and-coming talent.

This year”s festivities will be presented in association with Amnesty International, running its Peace in the Park! theme, which aims to promote freedom and human rights around the world.

The guests appearing this time around will feature rock-pop stalwarts Crowded House, punk-pop upstarts The Vines and hotly-tipped newcomer Gabriella Cilmi.

The festival began in 1996, when it was held at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay in New South Wales.

Unlike many of the music festivals in the UK which have an established home, the festival has moved around all over the country in its history and has often featured concerts in more than one location each year, giving the maximum number of fans the chance to see their favourite acts.

Sydney – Take a cruise of Sydney Harbour or relax on the white sands on Manly Beach.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18821987-ADNFCR

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Dubai celebrates its independence

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Dubai is a place now more readily associated with the building of ever higher skyscrapers, even bigger shopping malls and hotels more grand and exclusive than the last.

But for the yearly National Day festival, or Al-Eid Al Watani in Arabic, all of the construction work is pushed down the agenda as the emirates celebrates their independence from Britain.

The buzz and excitement which characterises this destination is added to by the daily firework displays and colourful street parades during the festival.

The day is a national holiday, in which local families often dine out and enjoy the festivities together.

December 2nd is the day which official marks the formation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). On this day in 1971 Britain left the Persian Gulf and Dubai, Abu Dhabi and five other emirates, so called because of their particular dynastic style of government, formed the country as it is today.

Dubai – A true modern metropolis Dubai boasts a fine range of tourist facilities including the refined Burj al Arab hotel.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18821977-ADNFCR

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Stanford Series puts big bucks into cricket

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The Stanford Super Series Twenty20 tournament will take place on the Caribbean island of Antigua later this month.

From October 25th to November 1st, teams from England and the West Indies will compete for a potential $20 million (£10 million) prize, or an equivalent of $1 million (£500,000) per winning player – big money for the sport of cricket.

While this most reduced form of the game has caused a raised eyebrow or two among traditionalists, there”s no denying that it has caught the imagination of many, particularly younger fans.

With the goal of attracting more youngsters into the sport, Twenty20 appears to have come of age with this kind of prize money up for grabs at such a high-profile event.

Of course the delights of the island of Antigua need no introduction. One of the most beautiful and best-preserved islands in the Caribbean, it is sure to be a fitting host for this exciting and groundbreaking new addition to the cricketing calendar.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18819329-ADNFCR

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Bridge over the River Kwai remembered

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One of the most enduring elements of the Second World War is remembered in Thailand each year from November 24th to December 5th.

Bridge Over the River Kwai Week – which actually lasts a fortnight – looks back to the horrors of war, but at the same time celebrates with optimism, looking forward to continued peace in the future.

The building of the Burma railway bridge which crosses the Khwae Yai River was immortalised first in the novel The Bridge Over the River Kwai by French author Pierre Boulle and then in the David Lean film of the same name in 1957.

Many prisoners of war were used as slave labourers in the building project and terrible working conditions and horrific treatment from the army lead to many deaths.

While the exact details have been fictionalised since, the underlying message remains untarnished, particularly for those with a personal connection to the story.

Now the area is a beautiful visitor destination, rich with history, which really comes to life during this annual festival.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18819198-ADNFCR

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