If you haven’t yet heard of the band Tempesst, its about time you did. The alternative rock band made up of twin brothers, Andy (drums), Roma (guitar), their childhood friends from Australia; Kane (keyboard) and Blake (bass), not forgetting their latest member of the group Eric (guitar), took to the stage of Southampton’s Heartbreakers to celebrate the venues one year anniversary. The long – haired … Continue reading Tempesst Play Heartbreakers Southampton!
Southampton’s Portland Street was taken over by creatives from around the city, in a bid to bring life back to the historic street. The free community event was curated by the Mu Collective team to explore the themes of time, memories and history. At the street opening visitors were greeted by a monumental cardboard griffin, commissioned by David McDiarmid, before being guided along the length … Continue reading MuTrend: Portland Street Exchange
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
Seven female writers came together to reimagine Artisophanes’ ‘The Assemblywomen’, a radical comedy following a group of Athenian women as they stage a hostile take-over of the city. The end result is a spunky and bombastic show that just lacks a little consistency when it comes to it’s structure and tone. It’s interesting to have such a large cast of writers attached to one project. … Continue reading Women in Power review – a strange but majestic musical comedy
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
On the 7th of December, MUTREND LAB finished their countdown and opened the doors to creative minds at Portland Street. I had the opportunity to look at the finishing touches to the whole project and managed to have a chat with the main brain of this project, Sai Harrod. The welcoming was very warm, the gathering felt rather acquainted and was an amazing opportunity to … Continue reading The Opening of Mutrend Lab
On Wednesday 6th December, Dr. Martens launched their highly anticipated new store with Southampton’s finest music acts providing a night of raucous celebration. Support artist and singer/songwriter Sean McGowan warmed the crowd with an energetic folk-punk performance, playing to an audience eager to welcome him to the brand-new store. We had a chat with Sean before the event. Next up headline act and Southampton’s finest female-fronted math-pop four-piece Signals paid homage to Dr. Martens … Continue reading Dr. Martens Launch Event