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

A Review of the Game Awards 2017

2017 was a great year for gaming. With so many deserving entries, this year turned out to be an interesting one for the Game Awards. However, with so many amazing games, there were some commendable games that walked away empty handed. Horizon: Zero Dawn – An open-world action/adventure with robot dinosaurs. Hollow Knight – A cute, cartoonish adventure, inspired by the classic Metroid series, about a … Continue reading A Review of the Game Awards 2017

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Razor sharp humour juxtaposed against stark and sobering emotional pain, Three Billboards is a must see. Those of you familiar with the works of writer and director Martin McDonagh will know what to expect from this film; twisted, wicked humour, set against a backdrop of sheer, unimaginable emotional anguish. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri centres around protagonist Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), the mother of a … Continue reading Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christmas Shopping, and Christmas Queuing…

It’s only 8 o’clock on a Monday morning and already, Sophie Castle has been queuing in traffic for half an hour. The early morning rush hour means a journey that would normally take her 25 minutes, now takes a staggering 52 minutes. “It’s so frustrating and I get really bored waiting in traffic when I just want to get to work.” In 2016, the UK … Continue reading Christmas Shopping, and Christmas Queuing…

Dr Martens collab with Re: So and Solent artists

Continuing the store’s support of local talent Re: So, Southampton Solent University’s retail initiative hosted a launch event to celebrate a brand-new exhibition in association with Dr. Martens Southampton. Dr. Martens invited Southampton Solent art students to customise 10 pairs of the iconic 1460 boot that were worn by individuals from all walks of life as a symbol of rebellious self-expression for nearly 60 years. Students were encouraged to draw upon inspiration from … Continue reading Dr Martens collab with Re: So and Solent artists