10 of the best night-time festivals this autumn

10 of the best night-time festivals this autumn

Welcome in the longer, colder nights with these after-dark arts festivals around the world, lighting up cities with installations, performance and other creative activity “Less sleep, more art”, say the creatives of Toronto, who are transforming the city for an all-nighter of contemporary art hosted by major cultural institutions, indie arts venues and public spaces. The varied programme includes film, sound installation, kinetic sculpture, artist talks, live performances in unusual settings: from a Mongolian yurt to an American Airstream, a walk-through 3D model of the night sky, and even a…

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Langogo Is the Perfect Pocket-sized Language Translator for Travelers

Langogo Is the Perfect Pocket-sized Language Translator for Travelers

Remember those old-school TVs in the 80s with the built-in VCR? Inevitably, the VCR was always some off-brand model that stopped working after three months, leaving you with an oversized mediocre television with a bolted-on, non-functioning slot to store your morning toast. This is how I’ve always felt about combination devices. More often than not, they’re good — but not great — at doing one thing and entirely mediocre at several other things. So, I admit that I was skeptical about the new Langogo AI-Powered Language Translator. It’s a unique,…

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10 of the best historical walks in the UK: readers’ travel tips

10 of the best historical walks in the UK: readers’ travel tips

From a Tolkien trail in Lancashire to Gloucestershire’s war poet walks, our tipsters reveal trips through landscapes brimming with history Start the Tolkien Trail at the hamlet of Hurst Green, home to three pubs and no shops, and head north towards the 500-year-old Stonyhurst College, which schooled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Gerard Manley Hopkins and at which JRR Tolkien stayed numerous times throughout his life. The area around the college is said to have inspired the Shire, the land of the Hobbits. The five-mile circular route features the so-called Cromwell’s…

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