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2008-08-13 18:00:28

MUSIC KRISTIN HERSH CABARET VOLTAIRE, 7PM No ordinary gig, this Edge festival show sees the former Throwing Muses frontwoman performing Paradoxical Undressing, a spoken-word project incorporating film, music and essays, telling the story of a teenage girl wrestling mental illness. It sounds very Fringe, and should be a unique show, at very least. 0844 499 9990 MUSIC ISRAEL IN EGYPT USHER HALL, 8PM Handel's masterpiece, telling the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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