2014 is a big year for Brazil – the World Cup’s being held there from 12 June to 13 July. But how much else do you know about the country?
“We in the UK have contributed a great many valuable creations to the world: football, the fry-up, the first commercially successful light farm tractor and the telephone (kind of). The modern world, however, is far more interested in celebrities than pioneering social and scientific advances…” so Jamie Waddell’s come up with a list of female celebs that sprang from the shores of Blighty and made their mark across the globe.
This month: Bobby Shaftoe and other histories – the evolution of real-world events into nursery rhymes and folk songs.
A flamenco dancer whirls mid-performance.
Cantonese opera is an elaborate, elegant and beautiful spectacle – as Kay and Dave found when they were treated to a performance at The Pavilions pool villa resort in Phuket.
An elaborately adorned Cantonese opera singer from the Chinese Theatre Circle in Singapore.