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C ULTURE

Le Nurb - September 2012

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Creamfields, ‘a true Mecca for ravers’… Not so much when it’s underwater. BESS BROWNING

is one of the biggest dance music festivals in the world. It is legendary, a true mecca for ravers, and year after year world some of the greatest names that ever spun discs to create magic, has now spread to Australia, Brazil, Portugal, even setting up decks in the Middle East. The British one alone attracts 55,000 brings together a community of welly-wearing, UV painted, bum wiggling ravers who all share a passion for electronic music and the feelings and vibe it creates. So what happened this year on the August Bank Holiday? Ever

with rain falling for most of the weekend. It’s almost part of its tradition. But on Sunday of this year, the organisers decided to throughout the site. It all started on Friday with silent disco ravers, listening to the likes of Brookes Brothers and Kissy Sell Out. On Saturday, a highlight of the night was the ever wonderful Annie Mac who has become an icon in discovering new dance music. Her own venue, the ‘Annie Mac Presents’ tent also featured an electrifying set from The Chemical Brothers. Steve Angello from the recently split Swedish his set, and towards the end of the night the Radio 1Xtra tent was a popular venue for drum and bass heads, showcasing the likes of Andy C and Flux Pavilion. However, with torrential rain falling throughout the

Saturday night and seemingly no precautionary measure put in place, the main arena was running right through the campsites. The entrances were blocked with knee-deep lakes and shockingly, there seemed to be a real lack of security present to help the crowds attempting the walk back to their tents. On the Sunday, rumours spread and with staff having equally no knowledge of what was happening, the revellers turned to social cancelled. 2012 was a disaster. The organisers have already dished out refunds to try and win back However, it’ll take more than a pay-out to persuade me to go to

Jaw Dropping cinema

SKYFALL The bond girl; the suit; the guns; the action. Check. The latest edition to the 007 collection is directed by the brilliant Sam Mendes (American Beauty and Jarhead). This is going to be a true James Bond

CLOUD ATLAS ‘Everything is connected’ - this epic looking

than ‘Quantum of Solace.’ Plus, we are introduced to Q for the

of David Mitchell’s best-selling 2004 novel. It spans six time periods and, starring a whole host of incredible talent, and explores the idea of how the actions of individuals impact one another in the past, present and future.

LIFE OF PI Whenever you hear the phrase: ‘based on the bestselling novel’ it’s always followed by the sighing concern of the book-worms. However, judging from the spectacular, goosebump generating trailer, this heart-wrenching tale of struggle, adventure and the fascinating understanding between boy

Release date: October 26

Release date: October 26

potential to do the novel justice. Release date: December 21

LOOPER A new, interesting age-old concept of time travel. When the time calls for an assassination, the mobsters send their prey 30 years in the past where the protagonist awaits with a gun. “All well and good” you say? All well and good until his future self, in the form of Bruce Willis, is delivered as the victim! Release date: September 28

first class Performance for less [ THEATRE ]

[ FILM]

FRANKENWEENIE A classic Tim Burton; it is a homage to the and a remake of his own 1984 comical animation contains his trademark dark undertones, seeing young victor reanimate his beloved dog with monstrous consequences… Release date: October 17

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VERONICA GRUBB if you think your student budget can’t stretch to a theatre ticket, you couldn’t be more wrong. cheap tickets are available from websites and ticket booths but also check out these alternative tips for a

Standbys

beforehand, and tickets are usually limited to 2 per person. Alternatively, queue up about an hour before a show starts and you can buy the tickets which have been returned/not sold. The prices of these vary depending on the venue, but are often heavily discounted. Standbys/returns aren’t always available.

Theatre-land’s best kept secret: turn up on the day before the

Pay What You Can

should arrive depends on the show’s popularity) and you can get brilliant seats at reduced prices; from Matilda at £5; the Donmar Warehouse at £10; to Shrek at £30. Not all theatres take part in this so check

A selection of fringe theatres operate a pay what you can ticket policy, for which you queue from about an hour before the performance on certain days. Participating theatres include: Arcola Theatre

(Tuesdays), Tricycle Theatre (Tuesdays) and Old Red Lion (Thursdays). The Royal Court Theatre also releases 10p standing tickets an hour before performances... 10p! Join A Ticketing Scheme There are numerous free membership schemes offering cheap tickets, and mainly aimed at students under 26! Mousetrap Theatre Projects; Theatre Fix; and Masterclass are just a few of said websites. Masterclass also run free workshops with distinguished theatre makers, recently including Rupert Goold and Danny DeVito. Furthermore, there are several theatre schemes recycling likes pi

like The National Theatre Entry Pass £5 tickets; the Regents Park Open Air Theatre Breeze membership offering £10 tickets; and the ENO Access All Arias membership offering £10 and £20 tickets. Most theatres also do substantial student discounts. Follow Shows On Twitter You need to be a keen tweeter, but as we’re constantly plugged into our iPhones it shouldn’t be hard to spot when a venue/ show advertises an exclusive promotion code for its followers. You’d be surprised how often this happens!

matilda the musical;

cal adapted from the Roald Dahl classic, by the brilliant comic mind of Tim Minchin.

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Twelfth night With a legendary cast this is a guaranteed hit at the Globe Theatre.

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