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Pleasures and pastimes

Music

guide

How to discover new music

In a musical rut? Whatever your age or existing tastes, you can find surprise and enjoyment beyond the streaming algorithms

by James Hadfield

Nature and the environment

film

From freeze to bloom – the rhythms and splendour of life on a flower farm

Directed by Oriel Danielson

Joy

guide

How to start having more fun

Fun isn’t frivolous – it’s vital for your wellbeing. Here’s a step-by-step plan to bring more pleasure into your busy life

by Mike Rucker

Sports and games

film

Passion, agility, invisibility – do you have what it takes to become a ball person?

Directed by Scott Lazer

Music

guide

How to listen to, and enjoy, classical music

Whether you’re a newbie or an aficionado, these ways to navigate and approach the genre will enrich your experience

by Lawrence Kramer

Pleasures and pastimes

film

A club for ‘dull men’ may just inspire you to see the unremarkable anew

Directed by Andy Oxley