Tom Odell – O2 Guildhall 26.10.18

With the release of his 3rd album ‘Jubilee Road’ on the same day, Tom Odell’s gig at Southampton’s O2 Guildhall is a celebratory achievement and he provided the crowd charisma and poise. Having topped the charts with his debut album in 2013 ‘Long Way Down,’ and gained more popularity with the cover of The Beatles’ ‘Real Love’ for 2014’s John Lewis’ Christmas ad campaign, Odell … Continue reading Tom Odell – O2 Guildhall 26.10.18

A Cabin On The Beach: Cabana Review

Located in WestQuay, Cabana, the home of Rio’s street food, is amongst the best restaurants in Southampton that provides a cultural experience for all food lovers. From the moment you enter Cabana, you’re hit by the beautiful Brazilian aromas that flow from the open kitchen and through the whole of the restaurant. What we love about Cabana is its communal set-up and how they encourage … Continue reading A Cabin On The Beach: Cabana Review

Vintage Fair Returns to Southampton

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair returns to Southampton’s O2 Guildhall on Saturday 6th October. The award-winning vintage fair showcases 30 of the UK’s best vintage traders, with items from every era from the 1940s to the 1980s. Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair offers top quality vintage clothing, accessories, craft, homeware and collectables, all at affordable prices. The event also features live music, a pop up beauty salon offering vintage style makeovers and … Continue reading Vintage Fair Returns to Southampton

‘No revelation is off limits’ – Made In Chelsea stars Jamie and Francis tell us all about their upcoming UK tour

Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle’s debut UK tour, Private Parts Live, based on their hit podcast of the same name, is coming to Nuffield Southampton Theatres City (NST City) on 19 October 2018. For the very first time, TV stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle are treading the boards with this brand new, laugh-a-minute extravaganza developed from their hit podcast, Private Parts, in which they … Continue reading ‘No revelation is off limits’ – Made In Chelsea stars Jamie and Francis tell us all about their upcoming UK tour

Reducing drug related litter in our city

Since October last year, Southampton City Council has been looking into how to reduce drug related litter in the city with a focus on keeping the community safe. This comes after there were 7,567 items of drug related litter found across the city in 2016/17, 95% of which were in the city centre. This has been undertaken by an official scrutiny panel made up of … Continue reading Reducing drug related litter in our city

Review: MGMT – Little Dark Age

After nearly a 5-year absence, American psychedelic rock band MGMT have returned with a brand-new album, ‘Little Dark Age’. If, like me, you think back to the halcyon days of the pre-2010s world then you’ll be familiar with MGMT’s ‘Oracular Spectacular’, especially the tracks ‘Time to Pretend’ and ‘Kids’. They were classics and stand up to almost any song of that period without question. Continue reading “Review: MGMT – Little Dark Age”

Women and The Right to Vote in The Spark

They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, but how many words can we use to describe one of the most progressive and important moves made in history towards women’s rights? This morning students and staff members of Southampton Solent University gathered in their masses to take a commemorative photo to celebrate 100 years since women were given the right to vote. Standing together, … Continue reading Women and The Right to Vote in The Spark