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Women in Power review – a strange but majestic musical comedy

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

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

The Opening of Mutrend Lab

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

Dr. Martens Launch Event

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

Etsy Made Local coming to Southampton

Etsy Made Local is an annual community-led initiative scheme with pop up markets appearing across the country between December 1st and 3rd, where local sellers can trade unique and handmade gifts suitable for the Christmas period. In recent years there has been an influx of ‘shopping independent’ or ‘supporting small businesses’, which is a principle that sites like Etsy and Notonthehighstreet, for example, aim to … Continue reading Etsy Made Local coming to Southampton

Southampton’s Newest Record Store: Vinilo

Music lovers, rejoice, for a new record store has just opened up in Southampton’s city centre, and it’s super cool. You may have noticed a few new places opening up around town since we’ve come back from summer break, and Vinilo, a record store where you can chill out, listen to vinyl in store, and even order a coffee while you’re at it, is just … Continue reading Southampton’s Newest Record Store: Vinilo

Ice Skate Southampton to open at WestQuay

WestQuay is opening its first ever Ice Rink in just a matter of weeks. SKATE Southampton is coming to  this Christmas starting on Saturday 11th November, right through until 2nd January. Skate will open right at the heart of the city, in front of the old city walls at the Esplanade for WestQuay South. This festive rink is a massive 740 sq metres big enough … Continue reading Ice Skate Southampton to open at WestQuay