Interview with Andy Hamilton

I first saw the name “Andy Hamilton” on the credits of one of my favourite TV shows, Outnumbered. Since then, I discovered that he was the man my parents laughed along with while watching Have I Got News For You, the voice frequently heard on radio shows like The News Quiz, and the writer behind iconic TV like Drop the Dead Donkey and Power Monkeys. And that’s just to name a few; his endless radio and TV credits are certainly impressive. At the start of October, Andy Hamilton embarks on his latest project, An Evening with Andy Hamilton, a touring show that is essentially a Q&A session between Hamilton and his audience. I was lucky enough to interview Hamilton on his newest show. Continue reading Interview with Andy Hamilton

In My Good Books: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans, published in 2012, is a timeless tragic romance. This novel combines quaint domestic harmony with crime and grief as Stedman tells the story of a husband and wife’s search for happiness. It narrates the tale of a mother’s desperation for a child of her own and the frangible line between right and wrong. Admittedly, I was not captivated by the slow … Continue reading In My Good Books: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L. Stedman

Strictly Students, Princesshay 2018

Strictly Students, Princesshay, 2 October 2018 For one night only on Tuesday 2nd October, Princesshay opens its doors exclusively to students for an evening of live music, giveaways, beauty and up to 25% off the best brands. Between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, Princesshay will be in party mode with DJ sets and live music from local favourites such as Adam Moran, Leigh Coleman and Richard James … Continue reading Strictly Students, Princesshay 2018

Postcards from Abroad: Skopelos

This summer, I spent a week in Skopelos in Greece, known as the film location of Mamma Mia!. I went with my parents, which naturally meant taking advantage of not having to pay for anything. I’d soon convinced them to book an all-day Mamma Mia! island tour. Whilst my mum was excited by this prospect, it took the promise of a massive ice cream to convince my dad. The second we boarded the tour bus, which was packed with an assortment of enthusiastic and slightly sweaty tourists, I felt the first inkling of regret. It was 8:30am and ‘Dancing Queen’ was already blaring out of the speakers. I didn’t know it yet, but today would test my love of ABBA and Mamma Mia! to the limits. Continue reading Postcards from Abroad: Skopelos

Preview: Nick Mulvey @ Exeter Phoenix

Nick Mulvey’s tingling strings rise from the Phoenix once again…

 On Saturday 29th September 2018, Nick Mulvey returns to the Exeter Phoenix as part of his Autumn 2018 solo acoustic marathon. Having just arrived back from his momentous American tour, Mulvey is finally returning to little old Exeter to flaunt his melodic magic in front of his beloved UK fans. Continue reading Preview: Nick Mulvey @ Exeter Phoenix

What I wish I’d Known as a Fresher

Uni can often be overhyped. From a young age, we put university on a pedestal and see it as an escape into independence and the beginning of adulthood. For those of us who have strict parents, it’s the beginning of a life without curfews and unfair punishments. For those of us whose school life could have been better, it’s a chance to reinvent yourself and be whoever you want to be. It’s different from the movies and from what we imagine it to be, but it’s definitely worth the excitement: just read these tips before you start and you’ll be good to go. Continue reading What I wish I’d Known as a Fresher

Fringe Fever

There is something undeniably exciting about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year was my sixth time going but it was just as fun as the first. For the first time, I plunged into the darker worlds of cabaret and burlesque, of late night comedy and drinking shows. One day, I was strapped into an ‘aeroplane cabin’ in a shipping container (Flight), on another I watched as a gigantic Frankenstein statue was suspended over my head (A Rocky Horror Picture Show at Frankenstein’s Inn) and as a man created the illusion of a moving motorbike with two glow sticks (Police Cops in Space).  I saw a street performer balance a spinning basketball on his nose as he played a guitar, and attended a show where the theatre was turned into a nightclub and the audience danced on stage with the performers (Even Hotter). In total, I managed to pack twenty-eight shows into eight days. Despite seeing so many, there were definitely a few which stood out from the rest. Continue reading Fringe Fever

Win £50 To Spend at Strictly Students, Princesshay!

To celebrate Princesshay’s Strictly Student event we are offering one lucky person the chance to a win £50 Princesshay gift card to spend at the exclusive Strictly Student shopping event on Tuesday 2nd October!

For one night only on Tuesday 2nd October, Princesshay opens its doors exclusively to students for an evening of live music, giveaways, beauty and up to 25% off the best brands. Continue reading Win £50 To Spend at Strictly Students, Princesshay!

Postcards From Abroad: California

This summer, I travelled to Mountain View in California. I was there on an internship, which limited just how much exploring I could do, but I managed to see a fair few sights in the weeks that I was there! As expected, the weather was scorching the whole time and without the air-con that was installed in nearly every building, I’m sure that I would have actually melted. Continue reading Postcards From Abroad: California