Lessons From Boomtown: Friday

Boomtown has grown from relatively humble beginnings in 2009 to an immersive alternate society that more and more people are choosing over other festivals. It’s the oasis of hedonistic hope for many 9 to 5 workers seeking to escape the dull reality of British society for three days in August. Last year I met a…

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…

Movie Mash Monday- ‘Birdman’

In the 90s actor Riggan Thomson (Micheal Keaton) was a huge star in the successful comic book adaptations of Birdman. Now attempting to restart his career with an ambitious Broadway production he struggles with his own demons, his family, critics and volatile actor Mike Shiner (Edward Norton) all before opening night. With the current trend…