During Dubai’s Emirates Airline Program: A New Global Alliance of Festivals
Festival Events

During Dubai’s Emirates Airline Program: A New Global Alliance of Festivals

The upcoming Emirates Airline Festival of Literature features a conference for delegates from literary festivals in many parts of the world–and the formation of a new international association. ‘Making a case for immersive, long-form discourse,’ says Hay Festival’s Cristina Fuentes La Rocha, is one of the challenges shared by the world’s literary festivals in the… […]

Backing the right horse: How the legacy of Arkle lives on
Racing

Backing the right horse: How the legacy of Arkle lives on

Treasures… Legend: the racehorse ArkleAn Indian colonial silver racing trophyHorseracing programmes Sometime last year, a man walked into Mullen’s auction house in Bray carrying a large cardboard box. It was full of racecards, divided into little stacks, each one tied up with string. “Are these worth anything?” he asked. His father, it emerged, was an… […]

New road markings in English town suspiciously wobbly
Business

New road markings in English town suspiciously wobbly

The town of Cheltenham, England, is ablaze with speculation among locals scandalized by “wobbly” road markings on a local street corner. Gloucestershire Live reports that mystery surrounds the yellow lines, ineptly applied using the wrong kind of paint on the corner where Tivoli Walk and Saddlers Lane meet. Their authenticity is in question; meanwhile, everyone… […]

Transfer news: Done deals in January 2020
Football

Transfer news: Done deals in January 2020

Tottenham have an option to sign Gedson Fernandes permanently when his loan endsThe transfer window for clubs in England and Scotland to make new signings opened on Wednesday, 1 January.The deadline for Premier League and English Football League clubs to make new signings is 23:00 GMT on Friday, 31 January, while the cut-off for teams… […]