REVIEW: Sutra

When you watch something that moves you, more than anything, it's difficult to put that experience into words. Last night I went to see Sutra...

A mystery novel set in the paradise of Goa

The beaches and infamous party scene has been synonymous with the small state of Goa since the sixties, but rural Goa or the real...

REVIEW: Natalie Imbruglia at Oxford’s O2 Academy

By Jessica Derwent On Friday night I joined my mum at the O2 academy in Oxford to see the iconic singer-songwriter and Australian national treasure...

Music review: 2 Sick Monkey’s – ‘Into Oblivion’

Words by Ed Dyer The term “Legend” get’s bandied about all too freely these days, but in the case of Wiltshire DIY Punk two-piece outfit...

A tale of two pubs, part one: The Hop Inn

There are some places that just get it right. Places where the passion for what they do just shines through. One of those places is The...

Out of the shoebox: local theatre company gets UK tour dates

Following the production's debut at Swindon's Shoebox Theatre, Wrong Shoes Theatre Company are taking The Unbinding on tour. Heading out this month The Unbinding will be touring...

Music review: EP One, by Mat Caron – “there’s a weird melancholy joy to...

As an EP this is not my favourite of Mat’s work, but I cannot dispute that EP One offers something so undeniably raw -...

REVIEW: Cowley Road’s Arbequina

74 Cowley Road, Oxford, 01865 792777. At first glance R.A. Neville Dispensing Chemist is not the most obvious place to visit on Oxford’s Cowley Road...

REVIEW: The Harlers

After seeing Swindon's very own, The Harlers, perform at a Sofar Sounds gig, I was invited to see the trio in their more natural...

Mike Barham – Altitude with Attitude (EP)

The Gig Monkey Review My expectation for Mike’s debut solo release lay on the side of disorderly acoustic tunes, much like you get from his...
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