The melodic hum of music floating around an auditorium is a luxury that, like many others, has been snatched away from its patrons thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown enforced on the nation just months ago. But on the other side of the horn, performers are readying themselves to return back to their music stands – […]
Being a musician in the middle of a nationwide lockdown is hard enough. Musicians have been robbed of the things that generate them the most revenue: touring, live shows and merchandising. Instead, their main source of income has become streaming services and album sales, which look lucrative on first glance but are actually not giving […]
Imagine escaping to a universe where people are dancing with merriment, drinking fine wine from goblets of silver and gazing at the stars overhead as night falls on the kingdom. A universe where you’re allowed to dance with your friends until your feet ache and you can’t keep your eyelids open. A universe that hasn’t […]
From fact to fantasy, memoir to mystery, lockdown has seen a massive resurgence of reading, with many of us flocking to online book retailers to get our literature fix. But with an endless fountain of tales to explore, it’s difficult to know exactly what piece of writing is going to grip you enough to justify […]
In the years since the release of their debut namesake album, I have become so accustomed to the random, experimental noises in The 1975’s music that I had to pause the 12th track on their latest release this morning just to confirm that it was, in fact, birds that I could hear outside, and not […]
At yesterday’s Parliamentary General Election, I was a presiding officer at one of the hundreds of polling stations across the UK, and here’s a round-up of my observations.
Let’s take a second to talk about the future. Will we finally have left the EU? Will plastic straws be banned? Or will we still maintain the same habits we’ve been trying to break for years…
From the affluence of Montpellier to the trends of the Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham is brimming with attractions to suit all of the family, which could be why more and more people are starting families here.