The recent project known as This City’s Centre, created by the collective Blind Ditch, has been causing quite a stir in Exeter as it is getting residents to question what lies behind their city centre. I managed to grab a conversation with the co-author of the project, Paula Crutchlow, to find out more about this fascinating … More A Room with a View – An interview with the co-author and director of ‘This City’s Centre’, Paula Crutchlow
The city of Edinburgh may be in the midst of holding their annual Fringe festival but not to be out done, Exeter were able to offer its own mini-fringe to local residents in the form of four boys performing their one man shows in the Hourglass pub over six evenings last week . The title … More Review: Here Come The Boys
(Picture by Benjamin Borley) On a hot summer Saturday in Exeter, I am waiting to meet a man who has previously performed a one man show in Exeter without words. With a mixture of interest and intrigue, I decided to find out more about this mysterious character on behalf of The Exeter Daily. Dean Elliott … More Actions Speak Louder Than Words – The art of physical comedy with local performer Dean Elliott
As part of their Fashion in Motion season at the Victoria and Albert museum, they offered the opportunity to members of the public to have the chance to view a catwalk show which celebrated 25 years of the designer Jenny Packham’s career. Somehow I managed to get hold of one of the free tickets to … More Jenny Packham at the V&A
In the city of Exeter you may have heard whispers of a Magic Carpet. Although it is unlikely that you will come across Aladdin on Exeter’s Magic Carpet, what you will come across are some rather intriguing and interesting projects run by a local arts charity. Magic Carpet is Exeter’s local arts-for-health charity and they … More Are you prepared for a mystical arts adventure on Exeter’s Magic Carpet?
As mentioned in a previous blog post, I have begun to start writing for the music webzine Crash Doubt. Here is a link to the first interview I did for them: http://www.crashdoubt.co.uk/2013/07/feature-crash-doubt-chat-broadway-calls/ I must confess, I did not know a huge amount about the band before I was given the opportunity of an interview but … More Broadway Calls Interview
What do you get if you combine a gazebo, old curtains and a telescope lens?… A DIY space ship? Or maybe an observatory? Well…what if I told you it creates a walk-in camera obscura! The photographer Sam White has recently been fascinating the general public up and down the South West with his hand-built camera … More Through The Pinhole – The art of camera obscura with photographer Sam White
Although I have written quite a lot for The Exeter Daily, I also continued with writing for sideonetrackone and should have some blog posts on the way from the work I have done with the zine in the near future. In the meantime, here is an interview I did with The Skints when I saw … More The Skints – Interview
I was lucky enough to get a ticket to see the sold out performance for Johnny Marr and whilst there I also decided to take the opportunity to write a review about it! Johnny Marr, most famously known as the lead guitarist in The Smiths performed a sold-out warm up show at Exeter’s Phoenix yesterday … More Magnificent Marr performs at Phoenix
This is another news story I did for The Plymouth Daily, it was even published as the main news story on the site for that day! The final of Plymouth’s ‘Your Hired!’ will take place today and tomorrow in the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth. The concept of ‘Your Hired!’ is to … More You’re Hired! -In search of Plymouth’s Most Employable 17 year old.