UK Festival

How Not to Lose Friends and Alienate People at Glastonbury Festival

Olivia Petter | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

It's the pinnacle of the musical calendar and the unofficial stomping ground for the devastatingly cool and famous. Thanks to the other 200,000 mortal attendees, it's also one of the most overtly stereotyped and satirised events of the year where you're only ever one floral headband away from a cliché. Follow these rules to ensure you don't make a tit out of yourself.

Glastonbury and the Curse of the Long Drop

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Cunningham

Glastonbury has been reducing the number of Portaloos in favour of the greener 'Long Drop". Although the portable loo was no delight, it did have a seat and a lock and a roof. Whereas the Long drop though worthy, lacks the privacy of a sealed cubicle. It also has the long drop, striking fear into the toilet phobic.

Booze Day - The Problem With Over 18s Festivals

John Parish | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

I've been delighted that my teenage daughters have fallen in love with music in the same way I did. They go to gigs all the time. Occasionally they are frustrated by a band they want to see playing a club with age restricted access. But it doesn't happen often, and never with outdoor shows - until this summer, when I was told they're not welcome at a particular festival because they're under 18.

Creativity Tilts the World

Tom Harvey | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Creative people and companies graft away with air and ideas and invent completely new experiences everyday. New products, new plays, new songs, films, commercials, shoes, clothes, buildings, new paintings and new games.

200 Dogs Saved From The Dinner Plate Ahead Of China’s Yulin Festival

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

Every year thousands of dogs – many of them stolen pets – are captured and transported to Yulin for an annual Chinese festival which sees the cani...

The Advantage of Adversity: A Different Perspective on Depression

James Shillcock | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Shillcock

The one thing that running a business has taught me is that things are never constant. Things are never permanent. You cannot separate the highs and lows or have one without the other, so you must learn to accept the process and understand that it's part of the journey.

The Known, The Strange and The New

Hilary Lawson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Lawson

It was in 1900 that Lord Kelvin, renowned British scientist and the toast of the establishment, addressed a group of physicists at the British Associa...

Time and Consciousness

Bernard Carr | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Tech
Bernard Carr

The invocation of a higher dimension only generates a global flow of time, so it does not explain the sense of individual identity associated with the 1st person perspective. To accommodate this, one may need to account for another important aspect of consciousness: we cannot be aware of timescales which are too short or too long.

Warning: May Cause Festival Fomo

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fleur Rollet-Manus

The preparation of bloggers and celebrities has already begun as our Instagram and Snapchat feeds are filled with flash tattoos, swimwear and crochet as the run up to weekend one of Coachella begins. You've got deadlines and exams looming, but you still can't stop thinking that since your loan has just dropped you might, just MIGHT be able to make it...

Ed Vaizey: Gamers Should Vote To Stay In EU

Jamie Wareham | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Wareham

Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy has echoed the Prime Minister's message to young voters last week and urged video gamers to vote to remain in the upcoming referendum on the European Union.

My Night at the North Hop Edinburgh Festival

Alan Grant | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Grant

We Scots don't have the best reputation when it comes to what we put into our bodies. It is said that smoke too much, take too little exercise, and that what most of us eat and drink would make our French and Italian comrades wince.

The Bacon Roll Challenge

Mike Gerrard | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

I never knew whisky could be so much fun. The previous afternoon I was pairing whisky with chocolate truffles, and now here it is, 11 o'clock in the m...

Blending Like a Master

Mike Gerrard | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Outside the distillery it's an idyllic rural scene. Birds are tweeting and flying around the dark stone buildings of the distillery, which was founded in 1824 by a whisky smuggler, John Cumming. In the green fields around, cows are contentedly munching.

Surf, Sweat and Sea - 2016's Top Solo Spa Trends

Cathy Winston | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Even the words 'spa retreat' sound tempting. And if you're travelling solo, some pampering as you explore the world is a pretty good combination.

Greenbelt 2015: Corbyn's Bard, Cyborgs and the Devil

Joe Ware | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joe Ware

The musical highlight this year was Grace Petrie and the Benefits Culture who roused a damp Monday night crowd with their politically charged folk songs. Grace Petrie is the musical soul of Corbynmania. Heartfelt catchy tunes delivering lyrics of love and protest which sum up her generation of politically engaged youth who despise the political establishment.

What To Wear To Bestival's 'Summer Of Love'

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Style

Bestival's 'Summer of Love' is only one week away, but if you haven't planned your outfits yet - don't panic. We've done all the hard work for you. ...

BarChick's (Questionably Useful) Guide to Burning Man

BarChick | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Love it, hate it, or don't give a sh*t about it. Here is our weird and wonderful guide of how to, and how not to do Burning Man, brought to you by BarChick's most dedicated Burning Man friends, fans and family.

Festival-Goers Urged To Donate Tents To Hungary Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A festival in Hungary is encouraging campers to show solidarity to refugees entering the country by donating their tents and sleeping bags. Organi...

Rihanna Wasn't The Only One Who Looked Bangin' At Crop Over

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Style

Rihanna's bejewelled bikini has been the talk of the town internet since she shared photos from Barbados's Crop Over festival. A photo posted by ...

Naked Festival-Goer Fails To Navigate Huge Mud Puddle

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Welcome to Australia, where staying cool at a festival is a serious business. This particular reveller at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay, Aust...

Someone Is Stuck In A Tent Bag At 'T In The Park' And He's Tweeting About It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Comedy

A festival-goer at one of Scotland's biggest musical events is claiming to be stuck inside a tent bag as revellers leave the area after the weekend's ...

London Festival Organisers Say 'It's Time To Talk About Sexual Assault'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that it's time to break down the barriers surrounding sexual assault and talk about the issues, and Clear Lines aims to do just that. ...

5 Ways to Beat Post-Festival Blues

Tess Agnew | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tess Agnew

The banging beats of Leftfield's epic Sonic Stage headline set shall live forever in my heart (sorry Kanye), and I know if we apply the same dedication to recovery as we did to partying last week we'll be back to normal in no time.

Roskilde Festival To Recycle P*ss Into Beer (Yack)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's environmentally friendly and then there's bat shit crazy - and this latest scheme from organisers at Roskilde festival leans towards the latte...

Religious Docs: Who Needs Them?

Lucy Wilson | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

If more people are going to see films like 'A Sinner in Mecca' then we need the world of religious documentaries to evolve. So is there a potential for religious documentaries to go online? Yes!