The city also boasts the world’s longest covered walkway, winding 3.8km up to the hilltop San Luca basilica. The locals built the portico to protect an icon of the Madonna that is carried into town each year in thanks for saving them from famine in 1433. We take a cheat’s mini train up then walk down. … [Read more...] about Look beyond the same old city breaks — try visiting these unusual European metropolises instead
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But then I arrived for the show, the atmosphere was electric. The wrestlers were fully trunked and oiled up. The comedians likewise, and the crowd were salivating. It was simply incredible. Everything aligned to create an unforgettable night of athleticism, wit and showmanship to display the very best of foolhardy fringe ambition. Max and Ivan deservedly ran away with the Panel prize that year, but props should also go to Beth O'Brien and the Pleasance for backing the boys' vision. Most fringe moments will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears … in … rain. But not The Wrestling. Max in mid-air, Tom Rosenthal in latex and that one wrestler, sailing a little too close to the wind, who chucked his chair a little too close to the crowd, will live on for ever. … [Read more...] about The best show I’ve ever seen at Edinburgh: performers and theatre-makers on their festival highlights
It’s extraordinary stuff – but it does leave you wondering where Acaster’s standup career can possibly go next. I didn’t feel that way when I first saw the show, a year before this Hackney performance was recorded. But watching the stream, I was struck by how cynical Acaster sounded about Britain, the world – and his comedy. There’s a moment, too, when he berates his audience for tweeting about his shows, which is amusingly brusque, and just that bit too close to the bone. For all that it’s a fantastic example of the art form, Cold Lasagne doesn’t leave you with the impression of a man thrilled to be performing standup comedy. … [Read more...] about From Brexit to breakups, James Acaster is an audacious king of comedy
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