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Wicked - The Musical & its references to disability

Before we take you through a colourful discussion between the connection between disability and Wicked the musical, which is currently touring the UK, allow us to tangle you up in a cyclone and guide you back to the black and white background behind the play’s history.

Wicked - The Musical & its references to disability

Foals headline Bestival 2014

Last year festival organiser Melvin Benn took a bold yet valiant decision booking Foals as a headline act for Latitude. The Oxford indie rockers, despite failing to reach a top twenty chart position stole the festival in 2013. In fact this very reviewer regretted covering Kraftwork – who played on the Saturday – instead of reviewing Yannis Philippakis’s genre-covering band which casts its wide abstract net to fish in those attracted to dance-punk, math rock, alternative music as well asbeing filed under the indie category.

foals playing bestival

QOTSA headline Reading Festival

The announcement for which two acts would be co-headlining a night at Reading and Leeds this year was teased by an image of two playing cards - A King and a Queen. When the cryptic message was un-puzzled it was clear that the organisers had once again come up ’trumps’ and that we would be reviewing the Queens of The Stone Age when the final weeks of summer started to bring the festival season to a close.

josh homme playing reading festival

Secrets From The Asylum

In today’s society advice is on hand for those coping with mental illness. The conditions which fall under the health condition umbrella are now widely recognised as symptoms which need to be addressed, although as a new two-part documentary shows there was a lack of awareness and understanding for patients back in the Victorian era.

al murray outside an asylum

Justin Timberlake plays V Festival

The following words which open the next sentence may come to a bit of a shock to you, but hear us out. Justin Timberlake dances like a guy in a nightclub who is trying to impress the girls...Bear with us!...He flaps his hands in the air, casually flicks his jacket, plays invisible drums...On the dancefloor this may be the signs of one too many Bacardi Breezers, but it’s JT and it just goes to show the Memphis star can do just about bloody anything and it will be cool.

justin timberlake at v festival