We've all heard of the festival season. Usually, revellers are looking to dodge the cold weather in the winter months, rather than embrace it - there's nothing more dismal than Glastonbury without sun. So you may be shocked to hear that, for many pleasure-seekers, it's November and the true season has only just begun!
One of the highlights of the festival is This Way Out - an art and photography collaboration by Boy George and pop painter TradeMark - which had its world premiere on Wednesday in Liverpool at the Camp and Furnace arts venue.
All dressed up and no one to scare? If you're feeling uninspired by another year of Halloween pumpkins and the same old witch hats, then never fear! The onset of November brings weird and wacky celebrations to countries all over the world
In the first week of the (nearly) 28-day cycle of comedy, which organisers only began planning in May, over 550 people have caught festival gigs, with more than 300 tickets already sold for gigs in the coming weeks. With a growing buzz, the atmosphere, they say, is "electric".
The 12 days of the BFI London Film Festival rivals the much more famous 12 days of Christmas as the best week and five days of the year. If you're a London based film nerd, which I'm proud to say I am, it is cinema heaven.
One of the major scoops for the first was the opportunity to host a world premiere of Producing Juliet. This is a new web series written and directed by the award winning Tina Cesa Ward, who also co-produced it...
This weekend will be the 11th year of the Hard Working Class Heroes (HWCH) festival, an event genuinely motivated by heart, enterprise, and imagination. HWCH is a chance for music fans to catch 100 Irish music acts, including 70 brand new artists, in a range of excellent Dublin venues.
As I returned from Bestival roughly two week ago, after an indulgent summer of dragging a beer and mud stained tent up and down the country, I came to a conclusion. Festivals are all, in a way, a bit like Glastonbury.
It's heads up time again, as we've got a bunch of fresh new artists right here that you really need to get your ears acquainted with. The wealth of h...
This was it. The result of three months of hard work was about to be broadcast to a roomful of big-hitters. Three of Britain's top talent agents, and two of the industry's most successful producers of on-screen talent were on the panel; Kirsty Wark was chairing the session...
It turns out that Chic are the perfect cure to a horrendous hangover and zero hours of sleep.
Summer doesn't really feel over without a ferry trip across to the Isle of Wight in the first week of September. And for the last three years I have been making that journey from London to Portsmouth to Ryde to the Robin Hill Country Park for all the musical glory that is Bestival.
Upon arrival, initial impressions did nothing to dispel Wilderness's reputation - I parked next to an Audi, and the first people I met were GPs, a surgeon and an osteopath. Never before has St John's Ambulance been less needed at a festival.
Today, an increasingly demanding festival-goer expects no less than this smorgasbord of experiences and activities to choose from. And they certainly won't accept being disappointed. AEG Live, of course, are no strangers to big landmark initiatives, having breathed new life into the Millennium Dome as the O2, now a leading events venue.
Festivals, where everyone has the same seats, the same nightly discomfort, the same yearning for discovery, are perhaps the last bastion of connectivity.
Nevertheless, I do find festival women attractive in their florid attire and pixie-like nonchalance - unfortunately, they are almost always beyond my reach. The reason for this is clear - despite being moderately handsome, my 'alternative' credentials are lacking.