Music: Kate Tempest, Rivoli Ballroom

Beginning with a rumination on how Mother Earth might view her struggling, wayward children, initially Tempest’s outlook was global. Considering the threats of global warming, terrorism and shallow consumer culture, she observes “America is Lost. Europe is Lost”. Then she intoned “London is Lost”.

Travel & Music: Festival No6, Wales

Fortuitously I was banking on the former when I confirmed I was going to Festival No 6 in North Wales. Anything in the vicinity of Wales, whatever time of year has the promise of rain. So even though, the friends who convinced me to make the six-and-a-half-hour drive told me it had been eternal sunshine last year, I was sceptical. And rightly so.