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Not just big — big on faith

Subtle it wasn’t, but Ed Beavan enjoyed his night at Ben Hur

AFTER much hype, the long-awaited Ben Hur Live finally opened at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday of last week.

The stadium-sized adaptation of Lew Wallace’s novel Ben-Hur: A tale of the Christ, which inspired two Hollywood films, including the Oscar-winning 1959 version with Charlton Heston, was produced by Franz Abraham. His CV also lists such open-air spectacles as Carmina Burana Monumental Opera, and Aida Monumental Opera on Fire. ...

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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New home, with room to grow

New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley introduces our review of the weekend's events  Subscribe to read more

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