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It’s a brave theatre company that takes on Metamorphoses , the 2,000-year-old masterpiece of Roman literature.

Doubly so when the performance is staged by a group as young as the students and graduates of Bristol’s own Hecate Theatre.

So it’s a tribute to their burgeoning talent that their interpretation, Fables from Ovid, is so entertaining.

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Sam Baker was travelling through Peru in 1986 when a terrorist bomb blew up the train he was on. Several passengers died including the German boy he was sitting next to, and Baker suffered brain damage, gangrene, renal failure, a mangled left-hand and shrapnel in his leg.

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Mr Big may not be a familiar name to everyone, but the band enjoyed worldwide success with their single, To Be With You, which topped the charts in 15 countries in 1991.

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Reggae has to be one of the most reliable forms of music there is.
If that’s a polite way of saying it all sounds the same, that’s not such a bad thing.

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There’s a fine line between critically-acclaimed credibility and the indistinguishable line  of bands that might be at T4 on the Beach one year and  a footnote in pop history the next.

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All the artists taking part in this concert to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 disaster gave their services free. Proceeds from the evening are being donated to The Fire Fighters Charity.

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You could be forgiven for thinking that Duran Duran were making a comeback to cash in the current 1980s revival.

But the surprising truth is that in their four decade career they have never really been away.

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