We visited Chatsworth House to check out their latest exhibition Five Centuries of Fashion which features garments from the 16th century right up to the present day. The Vogue curated show focuses on the glamorous women of Devonshire, bringing to life a private collection of vintage fancy dress and lavish coronation robes, including unique pieces belonging to Stella Tennant; model and black sheep of the … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth House
As the sun set on Friday evening, Pete Doherty swaggered onto the Ponderosa stage with Carl Barat, Gary Powell and John Hassall in tow. The Libertines had arrived. It’s surreal to think that the same field to host Sheffield’s community festival Peace in The Park, just a matter of weeks before, was now welcoming internationally acclaimed artists like Primal … Continue reading Review: Tramlines Festival 2017 – The Libertines, All Saints & Primal Scream
Boomtown Fair is just as tantalising and immersive as it advertises itself to be. The festival website boasts psychedelic photos of exploding stages, actors and musicians all blended into a huge, chaotic melting pot which is near impossible to put together in your mind pre-arrival. For a first timer, you have no idea what to … Continue reading Review: What Makes Boomtown Festival “The Most Ambitious Theatrical Project In The Country”
Back for its ninth year, Boomtown Fair took over Matterley Estate with a host of three storey pop-up stages, eccentric theatre and world class musical acts narrated over a four day storyline packed full of mischief and surprises. The programme tallied up 101 venues and included everything from electro swing to techno, ska, reggae, cumbia … Continue reading Review: What Makes Boomtown Festival So Unique?
Womad aligned its 35th year with a record 35,000 person turnout at the Wiltshire festival. Despite the usual arrangement of African, Asian and American performers, there was nothing conventional about the eclectic array of music showcased throughout the weekend. West African singer Oumou Sangaré filled Friday’s 7pm slot at the Open Air Stage with a fervent funk that ignited the fully engaged … Continue reading Review: WOMAD Festival 2017 – A Record Breaking Turnout
The central aim of WOMAD is to celebrate the world’s many forms of music, arts and dance. To recognise this objective, we’ve hand picked six of our favourite musicians due to perform at Charlton Park from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017. Each of these artists offers something different to the listener; from voodoo inspired tribal trance to rumba rhythms and … Continue reading WOMAD 2017: 6 Acts You Can’t Miss At This Years Festival
Dancefloor delinquents Patawawa are a friendly, funk ready nu-disco trio previously voted The Guardian’s “Band of the Week” who guarantee to seduce anyone with a pulse for the disco beat. We sat down with the Derbyshire based band and picked their brains to find out a little bit more about what inspires them and their … Continue reading Interview with Patawawa: Derbyshire’s Disco Trio