Purbeck Folk Festival: We Can’t Folking Wait

On paper Purbeck Valley Folk Festival doesn’t necessarily seem like the kind of festival that would be a standout; in reality, however, it has become one that you couldn’t pay me to miss. The music line up doesn’t feature waves of my favourite artists, the family-friendly billing isn’t in keeping with my usual raucous festival…

C.R.I.T-ical assessment: an interview with Broke ‘N’ Heartless

C.R.I.T is an exciting project from local film making funsters Broke ‘N’ Heartless. Taking inspiration from cheesey, sleazy horror films and a significant sprinkling of nerd it’s a short that certainly grabs your attention.

Save Bournemouth, Save The Winchester

When I moved back from London to Bournemouth four years ago, I thought the days of watching my favourite haunts and venues swiftly transform into chain stores and swanky restaurants were behind me. Sadly, as it plays out, this is clearly not the case. In London gentrification is very real, and unsurprisingly fuelled by capitalism and commerce…

Chaplin’s Hello Hawaii & Wikkaman Shindig Review

When you put the words Chaplin’s and Shindig together you’re pretty much guaranteed a crowd. The venue itself has more than established itself as a fine purveyor of frothy fermented beverages and frantic frolicking fun. When they use the word shindig you can be fairly sure they mean it in the hootennaniest sense. Before we…

Lack Of Afro at 1812 Bournemouth Review

1812 is a venue that is definitely not being used to the best of its potential, we’re hoping that’s going to change. This was our first taste of it’s sleak style, kicking cocktail menu and awesome atmosphere, we’ll definitely be going back for a second helping soon. We arrived early to get settled and check out…