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City GuidesMusic
March 22, 2018

Cool jazz, cool Madrid

Madrid's vibrant and diverse live music scene keeps all kinds of genres alive, including timeless jazz. Embrace the night at a...
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Food & Drink
March 20, 2018

Discover the secret of a good Arbroath Smokie at Dundee’s Tailend

“I think the look of it puts people off," says Darren Spink. “There's the skin and tail, there's a lot of bones, it's not...
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Art & Design
March 15, 2018

A Curator’s tour of Durham and Newcastle’s modern art gems

Alessandro Vincentelli, the curator of exhibitions and research at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead-Newcastle, has...
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Hotel Indigo - Europe's favourite breads
City GuidesFood & Drink
March 13, 2018

Continental crust: Europe’s favourite local breads (and where to try them)

Bread brings Europe together. Pasta is popular everywhere, but undeniably Italian; potatoes are a staple in the north, but less...
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Art & DesignCity Guides
March 8, 2018

The Fall & Rise of Dundee: From Jute, Jam & Journalism to UNESCO City of Design

Dundee—a Scottish city once famous for 'jute, jam and journalism'—is using the power of design to reinvent itself in the...
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Food & Drink
February 27, 2018

Cassoeula Partisan: Meet the chef putting the stew back in Milan’s soul

Cassoeula isn't just a classic Milanese winter stew, it's a triumph of Italian culinary skill over humble ingredients. “It's...
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Art & Design
February 20, 2018

Newcastle: the unlikely home of the biggest art exhibition of 2018

Newcastle upon Tyne is steeped with a history of renaissances. From its foundation by the Romans as a Northern outpost to today's...
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Food & Drink
February 9, 2018

The Wrong Negroni: How a mixed-up cocktail put Milan’s Bar Basso on the map

On a nondescript roundabout east of the Centro Storico, a neon sign in whimsical mid-century cursive bridges a lipstick-red...
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Art & Design
January 16, 2018

The Antwerp six: the designers who built Belgium’s fashion capital

How did Antwerp become Belgium's fashion capital? It began in the 1980s with a group of risk-taking, avant-garde fashion...
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Art & Design
December 21, 2017

Brutiful Birmingham: finding beauty in the city’s post-war architecture

There was an honesty to Britain's mid-20th century flirtation with Brutalist architecture. Constructed from raw concrete, brick,...
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