Knowledge Is Power – Route2Roots & Akala Review

Don’t you dare tell us that hip hop is dead, because we just saw it live and kicking, shaking its booty and strutting its stuff all over this stage in Southampton. Maybe the mainstream is a little rotten, but if you want to see the resurrection then break out a shovel and get digging underground.

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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…

Fat Freddys Drop Boomtown Interview

The Boomtown press office was kind enough to provide us with some lovely interviews with some of the headlining acts at this years festival, we are not going to pass it off as our own work as we just don’t get down like that. But seeings as Fat Freddys Drop are one of the acts…

Boomtown Chapter 8 Preview

As I begin to pack my grubby little knapsack full of the essential trappings necessary to spend another week in the countries centre of debauchery and deviancy I am forced to reflect upon the journey that brought me here. I guess I’m what you could describe as a Boomtown veteran, I have watched the fair…

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.

Bedford River Festival Review

The River Festival in Bedford is a bi-annual celebration of the town’s river, one which is now the second largest carnival in the UK, behind Notting Hill. Before we delve into the story of the river festival, let us just take into consideration that Bedford had a murder rate per capita last year that exceeded…