Get the Look for Less: That 70s Show

In recent years, the fashion industry has drawn inspiration for garments of today from various past decades. The 1980s and 1990s have reappeared again and again, and now the style of the 1970s has weaved its way into 2017, forging itself as the frontrunner for Autumn/Winter. Designers such as Prada, Miu Miu and Calvin Klein have embraced the flare and given it a 21st Century … Continue reading Get the Look for Less: That 70s Show

Review: Deaf Havana @ The Lemon Grove

Norfolk rock band, Deaf Havana, played the last of their thirteen UK tour dates in our very own The Lemon Grove on Saturday 25th November, before jetting off to spend the next few weeks touring Germany. With recently reworked versions of songs taken from their fourth album, All These Countless Nights, which was released in January of this year and topped the UK Independent Albums … Continue reading Review: Deaf Havana @ The Lemon Grove

Preview: The Correspondents & Krafty Kuts Concert @ Exeter Phoenix

I listened to The Correspondents’ first album Puppet Loosely Strung again recently so I could try describe what they sound like. It is something like a flamboyant Broadway actor bemoaning a failed love affair in an empty portion of the London Underground. The songs start out like retro swing only to twist out into snare-heavy electropop, while the singer cradles and contorts the line between … Continue reading Preview: The Correspondents & Krafty Kuts Concert @ Exeter Phoenix

Review: BSO ‘Smooth Classics’ Performance @ The Great Hall

If, by any chance, you were attending the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Smooth Classics’ concert after reading my preview, you would have been as surprised as I was to read the programme and discover that my preview was entirely useless to you. The final running order bears no resemblance to the order I had advertised, and I was particularly horrified to find that Debussy’s Clair de … Continue reading Review: BSO ‘Smooth Classics’ Performance @ The Great Hall

Review: Home is Nearby by Magdalena McGuire

Recently published by Impress Books, a local Exeter publishing house, Magdalena McGuire’s debut novel also won their Impress Prize for New Writers in 2016, and is a captivating and powerful coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the twentieth-century Communist state. Telling the story of Ania, an art student in Wroclaw, McGuire’s novel paints a vivid picture of what daily life was like for ordinary … Continue reading Review: Home is Nearby by Magdalena McGuire

Review: The Kite Runner at Exeter Northcott

The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a writer living in San Francisco, who fled the Soviet regime in Afghanistan as a child. Adapted from Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel of the same name, this coming of age story follows Amir from his happy childhood as the son of a wealthy business man in Kabul, playing with his best friend and servant Hassan, to becoming … Continue reading Review: The Kite Runner at Exeter Northcott

Find Your Ideal Look This Winter…

Winter is terrifying for someone who loves sun-kissed skin and warm humid afternoons. Winters in the UK can be disorienting for someone who is used to pleasant weather during this time of year. Not everyone has an appetite for winter, but the comfort of a warm coat can eventually make you fall in love with the season. Apart from keeping you warm, every item of … Continue reading Find Your Ideal Look This Winter…

Review: JAWS @ Exeter Phoenix

Birmingham-based indie band JAWS, known for their laid-back, dreamy surf rock, brought the tour for their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Simplicity to Exeter on Sunday 19th  November, playing to an intimate but exuberant crowd at the Phoenix. Support came from indie rockers Trash, and all-female Scandinavian band Nelson Can. Emerging confidently onto the stage to the backdrop of their name in lights, JAWS opened their set … Continue reading Review: JAWS @ Exeter Phoenix

Preview: The Festive Fore Street Flea Market

One of my favourite things about studying in Exeter is that there is a real sense of local pride in the city itself. From farmers markets to craft fairs; the locals of Exeter are conscious that the community needs to come together to support and nurture local produce and talent, including students and non-students. Indie Exeter (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWestQuarter/) includes a variety of over 50 independent retailers primarily based … Continue reading Preview: The Festive Fore Street Flea Market