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theartsdesk at the Latitude Festival: Smorgasbord in Suffolk

theartsdesk at the Latitude Festival: Smorgasbord in Suffolk

The cultural pick and mix could do with fewer guitars and more water

Latitude: Well run, pleasant, helpful, and with the customary array of attractively coloured sheep

Latitude: this four-day event in the attractive environs of Henham Park, near Southwold, is, as its slogan says, “more than just a music festival”. Quite so. But how to review such a groaning cultural smorgasbord? This year, rather than delivering an indigestible wodge of words, I thought I’d take a slightly different approach; thus my account of my four days in Suffolk is divided into thematic sections which correspond only roughly to the festival’s own creative categorisations. So here we go.

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