Review - Block 9 at Glastonbury 2013

Hanna Flint | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

From twerking on the West Holt stage with Major Lazer, to doing my best rave face with Skrillex backstage at Silver Hayes, my first Glastonbury was a pretty epic one. But it was Block 9 that I found offered the most immersive cultural experience thanks to founders Stephen Gallagher and Gideon Berger's musical creation of "complete temporary realities".

Festival Essentials

Emily Sargent | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Style
Emily Sargent

Who do you think you are speaking to Re. 'Festival Essentials'? Since I'll be attending Bestival this September, I thought I'd see what you have to offer. Here are some of your suggested inclusions...

Chinese Dog Meat Festival In Which 10,000 Hounds Are Slaughtered Will Go Ahead Despite Protests

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

WARNING: This article contains images some readers may find distressing. Please view at your own discretion. An annual Chinese dog meat festival w...

Review: Mawazine Festival - Rabat, Morocco

Lauren Razavi | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Razavi

Visit Rabat in May, and you'll find gig posters everywhere. The whole city erupts in pure excitement for its annual 9-day Mawazine Festival. Featuring...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 17 Jun - 23 Jun 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

There's nowt quite like seeing a new band live. With so many ace venues around the country, you have countless chances to get out and see the next-big-things and hot-new-sounds before most other people know about em!

Local Music Talent Coming To The City Of Southampton

Paige Hiley | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Paige Hiley

There is always that moment when you listen to a band and you can't think for the life of you what their name is.... Ohhh, it's um... Ahh, I know this?!?! Well for these lucky bands, hopefully after this article and after you take a listen, you'll know their names due to the pure talent that they dish out.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 10 Jun - 16 Jun 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Tip-offs and musical treats are the name of the game with our Top Five Emerging Icons Live... so brace yourselves, new music fans- cos there's some be...

A Party-Tsunami in Copenhagen

Gareth Johnson | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Traveling can sometimes be a bit of a lottery. There have been countless occasions when, despite my best attempts at planning, I have 'just missed' the amazing experience that I had travelled halfway around the world for. Conversely, you can occasionally fluke being in the right place, at the right time, and be part of something that you hadn't expected and new nothing about.

Overcoming the 'Dazzling Disregard for the Soul'

Alistair McIntosh | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alistair McIntosh

The cover of the March edition of the Harvard Business Review confirms it all. An array of coloured fishing hooks dangle down to the caption: "Advertising that Works: How big data is transforming the art of persuasion."

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 13 May - 18 May 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

This week's new music gig guide hopefully comes to you after your chilled-out and possibly boozy Bank Holiday. Even though topping up your social calendar may not be high on your agenda right now, we reckon that you should certainly start planning your gigs for the week ahead. It's always good to be organised, right?

Streetfest 2013, or What to Do This Bank Holiday Sunday

Lucy Karsten | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

The thing posh people really, truly like, is pretending not to be posh.

Sundance London: A Diary - Day 1

Greg Wetherall | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

Returning for a second year, the festival is a showcase for the best of the films from the annual and longstanding stateside version, whilst also shining some focus on domestic talent in a strand classed as 'UK Spotlight'.

Argentinian Film Festival Launch This Week

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The 2nd Argentine Film Festival will launch this coming April 17th and will run through to April 21st across three London venues: Ritzy Cinema, Hackney Picturehouse and Cineworld Haymarket.

DesignMarch: Design on a Small Island

Viki Imrie | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Viki Imrie

What is it that breeds innovation and creativity on a small island in the middle of the North Atlantic? Well, something or other is doing the job, see...

Writing for Children Conference 2013, Wales

Rosaria Sgueglia | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rosaria Sgueglia

I still remember the first book I read and disliked. It was Alice in Wonderland; I found it boring. I also remember the first book I read, liked and ...

Six Hundred Pound Tents, Introducing the Peak of Festival Fashion

James Peckham | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Peckham

What was the last item you bought for over £600? A car, computer or even a very, very special item of clothing? How about a roof to put over your hea...

Planet Appetite: 3rd Annual Parade of a Thousand Polleras in Las Tablas, Panama, is Spectacular

Rupert Parker | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Pollera is the women's national costume in Panama and, for this year's parade of "Mil Polleras", over 11,000 dressed up to take part. Even the President was there.

So, I'm Going to Give Up Drinking

Xavier Toby | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Alcohol has done so much for me. So many objects and people set on fire, so many traffic cones and shopping trolley races, so many kebabs, and even a few pretty girls. So many wonderful, hazy memories.

Janey Godley's Daughter Ashley Storrie Returns to Comedy and Tells of Lugs, Bear & Gangrel

John Fleming | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Scots comedienne Janey Godley's daughter Ashley Storrie has decided to take up comedy again, after a gap of about 11 years (depending on how you calculate it). Ashley got her first acting part at the age of three as 'the wee girl in the metal tea urn' in the movie Alabama.

Curating a House of Rope at the Secret Garden Party

Tess Acheson | Posted 27.01.2013 | Home
Tess Acheson

Rosie's ever whirling and occupied mind was, in many ways, the epicenter of this project. She is clearly a curatorial force when it comes to performance and her attention to detail, to atmosphere and to immersive-ness was truly inspiring.

Lumina International Photography Festival Opens In Italy

Rosie Scammell | Posted 25.01.2013 | Home
Rosie Scammell

A new photography festival opened in Tuscany on Saturday, where the prestigious World Press Photo exhibition vies for attention with an innovative project exploring European identity.

How Can We Drive Truly International Debate?

David A. Stark | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Tech
David A. Stark

If you think about it, most of communication is visual rather that oral - it's far easier to understand what someone really means or feels when you can see them face-to-face, rather than talking to them over the phone. However, as we progress technologically, less-and-less time is spent face-to-face.

AIM Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced

Lara Baker | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

Since starting to work on the AIM Independent Music Awards a couple of years ago, it hasn't escaped my attention that every time a list of music award nominees is published, a large-scale debate and healthy amount of criticism and cynicism inevitably follows. I suspect this is because of the subjective nature of music; the concept of judging it is arguably flawed.

Canned Laughter Aims to Expose Reel Laughter at the Cannes Film Festival

John Fleming | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Jonathan is also half of comedy duo Teakshow. But, as well as the comedy streak running through him there is an entrepreneurial streak.

Measuring My Success

Gavin Roach | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Gavin Roach

It's been two weeks since my exhausting 24-show run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival ended and I have thrown myself right back into my day job. My days at the moment seem to be spent working and sleeping, though I am able to fit in the occasional meal or two. My body still feels weighted down by the heavy jetlag and inevitable performance come down