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Wilderness festival to combine countryside and culture

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 07:30
Set in a picturesque estate of ancient woodland, spring-fed lakes and rolling meadows in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Wilderness is a music festival that aims to make the most of its surroundings

Berlin’s ‘House of One’ to bring three religions together under one roof

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 11:14
A new house of worship aiming to promote interfaith understanding is to be built in the heart of Berlin

Arts review: Autumn 2014

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:30
Amy Smith rounds up some of the country's most intriguing exhibitions to visit this autumn

Womad 2014 review: spectacular, sundrenched and sold-out

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 19:14
With a standout performance from Fat Freddy’s Drop, it was the sounds of ska, reggae, brass and blues that, despite the heat, had the crowds dancing relentlessly

Positive Travel: Songs From the Sea

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 14:01
To reignite her creativity, musician Emma Jay Ashton is sailing around the world, recording songs in a mobile studio on her boat

Review: Manifesto of the Poor – solutions come from below

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 14:48
Harriet Lawrence reviews Fairtrade pioneer Francisco Van der Hoff Boersma's book, which details the founding principles of what is now a global phenomenon

Britain’s urban rivers are at their cleanest in 20 years, study confirms

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 12:12
Britain's urban rivers are at their cleanest for over two decades, according to scientists from Cardiff University

Positive Travel: How holidays inspire creativity

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:02
New research suggests that actively seeking out the unfamiliar through travel can help the creative process, explains Aaron Millar, who visits a town in the Nevada desert where cowboys gather to recite poetry

Positive Travel: Poetry at ten paces

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:57
We all know that creativity can strike in unlikely places, but new research suggests that actively seeking out the unfamiliar through travel may help aid the process. To investigate further Aaron Millar heads to Nevada and meets some cowboys with a penchant for poetry

Womad and the art of listening

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 14:16
Festival-goers at this year's Womad will have the chance to delve deeper into sound with a new stage exploring audio intricacies

£125m raised for world’s largest protected area of rainforest

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 05:00
An ‘all or nothing’ fundraising strategy has secured conservation of the Amazon Region Protected Areas for the next 25 years

Two-thirds of Britons favour wind power over fracking

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:41
A new survey has revealed that almost two-thirds of Britons would choose to live near a wind farm over a fracking site. The findings have led to the government being accused of ignoring public opinion

Positive Travel: All aboard the new super-fast Paris-Barcelona train

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:01
For a responsible family holiday to the Catalan coast, Alice Grahame takes the new Paris-Barcelona train, and doesn’t compromise on her principles

Fair play: homosexuality in sport

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 11:24
With more sportspeople coming out about their sexuality and increasing tolerance from fans, Ben Whitford looks at how the global sporting community is responding to the need for equality

A new economic logic is emerging

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 11:56
Developments in finance, energy and technology are shifting us from centralised, growth-at-all-costs economics, towards a more democratic, collaborative, interactive and ecological model, based on asking what kind of society we actually want, argues Sam Friggens

Good Business: Rabble

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:09
Life is too short for boring, repetitive exercise, say Charlotte Roach and Rosemary Pringle, the founders of Rabble, a company that creates crazy team games for adults looking for ‘funner fitness’