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15 October 2018 Five perfect page turners, plus the chance to win one!

We’re giving you the lowdown on the top five best-selling books of 2018 so far, according to High Street book seller WHSmith. And to celebrate the wonders of reading, we’re giving away a copy of the best-selling book so far, Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. *T&Cs apply.

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16 July 2018 How to get cheap theatre tickets online

There’s always at least one play or musical that you fancy going to see – but when you look at the price of the tickets your heart sinks. However, if you’re flexible on your dates and have time to spare to do your research, then you can find bargains on the web.

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20 December 2017 A beginner’s guide to Opera

Even if you have never gone to the opera the chances are that you will already know some opera tunes. How about that World Cup song that Paul Potts sang when he won Britain’s Got Talent? Or the theme music to The Apprentice? Or the music to the Stella Artois beer adverts? All opera-inspired. Advertisers love it, film makers use it all the time, and yet opera is still perceived as ‘inaccessible’.

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16 November 2017 Bold as Brass

Brass bands pop up everywhere - from a blockbuster film like 'Brassed Off' and the opening ceremony of the London Olympics to providing the entertainment at a local village fete! So why are brass bands so engrained into the fabric of communities across the country?

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