Exeter Ignite Festival

IGNITE: Exeter’s Six-day Theatre Festival 3 – 9 June 2013 Any space can be a theatre, anyone can tell a story. Exeter will host a six-day celebration of new live performance work from the South West and beyond. Over fifty performances are to take place across the city at venues including Exeter Phoenix, The Bike Shed Theatre and The Cygnet Theatre as well as pub venues … Continue reading Exeter Ignite Festival

Oh yes, we Cannes!

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has raised the style stakes even higher than last week’s Met Ball, with Bardot-inspired glamour and Gainsbourg-inspired nonchalance dominating the red carpet. Couture that had barely graced the catwalk was flown in alongside a legion of personal assistants, trainers and nutritionists. It seems the sun always shines in the Riviera playground with its ‘Cannes Do’ attitude, so why settle for a wash out of a … Continue reading Oh yes, we Cannes!

Exeter Respect Festival

What is Exeter Respect? Exeter Respect is the city’s annual celebration of diversity where performing and creative arts and community activities are used to promote multi-cultural understanding and challenge prejudice. Our centre piece event, Respect in the Park has become Exeter’s  biggest and best community event, attended by a staggering 20,000 people last year! Belmont Park will once again be transformed into a vibrant festival site … Continue reading Exeter Respect Festival

The Devon County Show Behind the Scenes!

Razz enjoyed an amazing, sunny day out at the Devon County Show this week to shoot an off the cuff spread for the next issue, ’90s and Now’! Here are some behind the scene shots as editor Becky and writer Daryl struggled to find the balance between healthy journalistic enthusiasm and childlike excitement at all the animals and free food… All in all, we had … Continue reading The Devon County Show Behind the Scenes!

Steampunk Showcase

PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL, THE MYSTERIOUS FREAKSHOW, MISS VON TRAPP’S DARK CABARET, THE WATTINGERS (SLAUGHTERHOUSE STEAMPUNK BLUES) AND DJ MAIZYBELLE SWING (ELECTROSWING SET) Come along for an evening celebrating steampunk, with live music all night in the auditorium, and DJ sets in the bar from The Revolutionary Radio Soundsystem, DJ Practically Perfect & DJ Purple Rabbit, as well as Interactive performance from Inna Sketchy Manna! Head down … Continue reading Steampunk Showcase

Tone: writing for characters, brands and yourself

Getting the right tone of voice is important to any writer. A tutor might moan that your writing is inconsistent, that your academic essays are too personal, or that you use the passive voice too often. I was recently criticised for copy that wasn’t ‘feminine’ enough in tone. But understanding what ‘tone of voice’ actually means, and how best you can control it, is difficult. One method is to … Continue reading Tone: writing for characters, brands and yourself

Fashion Shapes History: The Queens and their Wardrobes

Many famous women in history (men too!) know how to dress well. Not only does it enhance their appearance, but it can demonstrate their power, their skills, the message they want to profess, their ambitions, to perfection. An outfit can shape this in more striking ways than a speech or a memorandum can, although these of course are often essential to success. Or, if you want to strip aside complexity, … Continue reading Fashion Shapes History: The Queens and their Wardrobes