Festival review: Hijacked

Moving beyond its initial location at Double Locks last year, Hijacked Festival 2015 promised to be bigger & better, starting first off with its location at the grounds of Powderham Castle. As we made the short trek in from our coach drop-off point to the festival grounds, there was undoubtedly something quite atmospheric about being surrounded by budding spring flowers & a glimpse of the … Continue reading Festival review: Hijacked

Cabaret: escapism at its most lavishly entertaining

Footlights are trying their hand at Cabaret, the popular musical first performed in 1966, based on the 1939 short novel Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. They will perform at the Lemon Grove on Tuesday the 26th, Thursday the 28th and Friday the 29th. The piece centres on the relations of Sally Bowles, a young English cabaret performer, and Cliff Bradshaw, an aspiring American novelist, … Continue reading Cabaret: escapism at its most lavishly entertaining

Interview: Simon Edward Johns

Simon Edward Johns is a portrait photographer living in Exeter. His exhibition is at the Glorious Art House until May 16, where you can see the world of rock ‘n’ roll, beautifully captured in a unique perspective. What sparked your passion for photography? The magic of watching of a blank piece of paper turn into a photograph. Watching a musician playing on stage, and seeing … Continue reading Interview: Simon Edward Johns