07 Jan

No Time Like The Present: Toby Thompson Residency

Three weeks I spent developing a piece of theatre in collaboration with Jack Whitewood and Mhairi Macaulay. By the end of the second week I’m proud to say I had almost learnt to correctly spell Mhairi’s name.
21 Sep

WATCH // Plastic Mermaids

Island favorites Plastic Mermaids have been releasing some films of their recording session at St Catherine's Church earlier in the year. They're making some fantastic sounds and finally beginning to get the wider recognition they deserve with radio play and a national tour about to start.

09 Jan

Haiku Exhibition

Throughout 2015 Holly Maslen created a haiku and accompanying illustration for every day of the year! This weekend you can view all 365 on display at the Exchange.

13 Aug

Fringe's Fashionista


20 Feb

VAULT Festival: My Time Underground

For the past few weeks I’ve spent most of my time in the cavernous tunnels beneath Waterloo Station, surrounded by the smell of damp concrete, the sound of trains rumbling overhead and hundreds of wonderful people.

16 Jan

A Canterbury Tale

Back in November I made the trip to Canterbury for the annual conference of the British Arts Festival Association (BAFA) an organisation I sit on the board for, which represents both big and small arts festival from across the UK. 
28 Mar

SEE // Alessi's Ark, Veins Are Blue

Our special guest as part of our unoffical Record Store Day Celebrations!

'Veins are Blue' is taken from Alessi's third album The Still Life, released on Bella Union. 

23 Mar

SEE// Champs, St. Peters new video

Ventnor band CHAMPS have released a new video for their single St Peters.

Their debut album 'Down Like Gold' is out now and available in-store and online now!

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