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    AN ARTS FESTIVAL WITH 1200 TAKING PART BEGAN IN BRITAIN TODAY (THURSDAY). IT IS THE?

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    AN ARTS FESTIVAL WITH 1200 TAKING PART BEGAN IN BRITAIN TODAY (THURSDAY). IT IS THE FIRST COMMONWEALTH ARTS FESTIVAL, REPRESENTING 22 MEMBER NATIONS, AND IT WAS OPENED IN LONDON BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH. ONE OF THE FIRST ITEMS TO BE HELD WAS AN OPEN-AIR DISPLAY OF DANCING BY ??? A GROUP OF SIERRA LEONEANS.

    THE DUKE, WHO IS CHAIRMAN OF THE FESTIVAL'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BEGAN HIS SPEECH SAYING: "IN A WORLD UP TO ITS EYE-BROWS IN A FLOOD OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS AND SQUABBLES, IT COMES AS A GREAT RELIEF TO TURN TO THE RELATIVELY CALMER AND FRIENDLIER WATERS OF THE ARTS."
    THEME OF THE FESTIVAL IS THE CONTRAST OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION OF THE VARIOUS CULTURES CONTAINED IN THE COMMONWEALTH." LASTING UNTIL OCTOBER 2, IT WILL BE HELD IN THREE OTHER CITIES AS WELL AS LONDON: CARDIFF, LIVERPOOL AND GLASGOW.

    THE APPEARANCE OF THE SIERRA LEONE DANCERS CLIMAXED A CONTROVERSY OVER HOW THEY SHOULD DRESS. THE WOMEN DANCERS INSISTED ON PERFORMING BARE-BREASTED, BUT THE MINISTRY OF WORKS WHICH CONTROLS TRAFALGAR SQUARE SAID NO. THEY MUST COVER THEMSELVES UP. AS THE CROWD FOUND OUT TODAY, THE MINISTRY'S WORD WAS FINAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3TACCMWUF0E1WJXSMAXQXJ9R5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3TACCMWUF0E1WJXSMAXQXJ9R5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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