Jeykll & Hyde/Nerve Review

Sat centre stage Ellie Jekyll pours herself another drink as the lighting turns scarlet red, confiding in new neighbour Abigail Hyde we learn that she has just lost a child in the operating theatre. It might not be the Jekyll & Hyde we know but it wrestles with the same monsters, life, death, duality and…

Arts By The Sea Opening Weekend

Walking through Bournemouth gardens during the Arts By The Sea festival’s opening weekend it’s easy to feel a part of something beautiful. During the day caped creatives peddle something outside of the everyday experience. The festival brings together talent from all disciplines and spray paints it onto Bournemouth town. It would be easy to get lost…

Being Gay Is An Abomination, The Bible Told Me So

Let’s put this into context, Dr Laura is a radio personality that uses the bible as a bludgeon to smash over the head over any one who doesn’t share her ideals. This is a letter sent in after she had opposed gay marriage rights claiming homosexuality a sin and an abomination according to Leviticus. Dear…

Roundabout Theatre ‘Growth’ Review

The Paines Plough theatre company have brought the  Roundabout theatre to Poole Park. Priding themselves on curating only the finest in new talent and writing it was an opportunity we could ill afford to miss. Arriving at Poole Park at dusk the pop up theatre makes its home next to the water, lit up against…

Universal Truths

The young are about to be stung by yet more decisions made that are as much “in their interest” as an arranged marriage to Ted Bundy would have been.

Referflection: One Man’s Musings

Fuck. Fuck. Firstly because this computer is on. I promised myself that if the computer wasn’t on I wouldn’t bother opening it up and typing this on it. Fuck again becuase I have to use notepad, and despite extoling it’s virtues to a good friend just hours ago, I now rue the day I ever…

Yack! Review: The Chocolate Poetry Club

We had the distinct pleasure of attending yet another premium poetry event organised by the irresistibly delicious Chocolate Poetry Club. They’ve found a new home since the last time we visited, and now there is yet another powerfully poetic evening calling The Roebuck its home. The Roebuck is a beautiful venue and we’ve been attending…

Office Argument Personalities Explained

We’ve all been there, the office argument. Tensions are always high in the workplace and this often leads to knee-jerk reactions and arguments. Although on the surface an office argument seems like a simple, heated exchange between two colleagues, there are certain traits these people display that offer an insight into their true colors. Sit…