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Festival Preview: Peckham Rye Music Festival 2017

After its inaugural 2016 edition, Peckham Rye Music Festival is returning to shake certain hip square meters of South London from the 12th-21st May, with a showcase of local and […]

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Festival Preview: Parklife

Parklife Festival returns for the seventh year running, taking over Manchester’s Heaton Park on 10th and 11th June 2017. Run by the founders of the notable Warehouse Project, Parklike Festival […]

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Why do we continue to support artists who have been accused of sexual violence?

Amongst all the drama at this year’s Oscars, one moment stood out for all the right reasons: Brie Larson’s refusal to applaud Casey Affleck. Her silent protest raised an important […]

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‘Condolences’: Interview

“I want it to be instinctive” Queen Mary Theatre Company’s New Writers’ Festival is being performed on the first weekend of March. To celebrate one of the society’s best festivals, […]

Hajo Müller

Album Review: Blackfield – ‘Blackfield V’

Artist collaborations mostly tend to yield positive results, except for the usual odd-ball here and there (Why on earth did Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips work together on a […]

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Coffee House Sessions Interview #5 – Idlside

Our final Coffee House Session before Reading Week comes from a young band from Bath – Idlside. Having already supported bands such as VANT, Model Aeroplanes and The Ramona Flowers, […]

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Coffee House Sessions Interview #3 – Tom Pointer

Back with another week of free live music, Coffee House Sessions now brings us Tom Pointer, performing at Drapers Bar & Kitchen 1pm Tuesday 31st January. You’d describe your music […]

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NEW ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2017

2016 has been an odd year. Shoving Trump aside, 2016 was the year when David Bowie, John Berry, Prince, George Michael, Sharon Jones and Leonard Cohen all tragically passed away. […]

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‘On the Verge of Insanity’, An Exhibition

Over the summer I visited Amsterdam and coincided my visit with a trip to the Van Gogh Museum to see their recent exhibition On the Verge of Insanity. The exhibition combines his works with pieces documenting the development and presence of his illness including the doctor’s note when he cut off his ear and the supposed gun he shot himself with. One of the most powerful effects of an exhibition is that it presents to you a train of thought to piece the works along and map the connections between a lifetime of art; so here is my run-down of the exhibition.