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BOLD AS BRASS

GATESHEAD, ENGLAND

In a centenary year that has recalled battles and revolutions, the members of Grimethorpe Colliery Band get to mark a more harmonious anniversary with a concert at the striking, curved-glass Sage Gateshead venue. Begun in 1917 by South Yorkshire miners, the band gained fame even as its namesake pit closed, thanks to the 1996 film Brassed Off. Today, Grimethorpe’s cornets, trombones, euphoniums and solo flugel horn sound out as proudly as ever.

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In the January issue… Find your dream winter amid Yuletide cheer in Vermont, fire festivals in the snowbound Japan Alps and a selection of seasonal experiences out of the ordinary, from the Cairngorms to Lapland; also, head off on a Great Escape to the east of Germany, taking in Berlin, Dresden and classic scenery around both cities; take a food tour of Mexico through five great recipes; and much more